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Old 04-22-2019, 02:32 PM
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Bird fight resulted in injury

Two of my parrots got into a fight this morning.... and my scarlet damaged one of my miligolds eyes... it looks pretty bad and I canít tell if the damage is going to be permanent. In many years I have never seen this happen, should I wait a few days to see if the swelling will go down and the eye is ok? Or just head to the vet now?


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Old 04-22-2019, 02:47 PM
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Re: Bird fight resulted in injury

You should already be at your Avian Professional. Eye injuries can be very serious on many levels and need to be addressed by a professional.
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Re: Bird fight resulted in injury

Exactly, you should have taken your bird the second it happened!!! When it comes to eyes, ears, and beaks you cannot mess around and "wait and see" because the sooner an eye injury is treated the less chance that the bird will lose his vision, lose his eye completely, develop an infection that will damage both eyes and blind him permanently, etc. And if the corneal-membrane was breeched, even with a tiny little scratch, it has to be fixed within a few hours or you can't save the eye...Same goes for if there is an injury to the cornea and it has ruptured, or if the retina has detached (or is injured in a way that it will eventually detach without treatment), the longer you wait the less chance they'll be able to save the eye...And even if the eyeball itself wasn't injured but rather the areas/mucous membranes/tear ducts etc. around the eye, it's almost guaranteed that a bacterial infection is going to set-in...So please get your bird to a Certified Avian Vet or an Avian Specialist Vet, or a Veterinary Eye Specialist as soon as you possibly can, like right now...The longer you wait to treat an eye injury, the worse it's going to end-up, and the more and more money you're going to have to spend to treat it.
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Re: Bird fight resulted in injury

Even with people, 99◊/100 eye injury=trip to a medical professional.



Good luck and let us know what he/she says
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Re: Bird fight resulted in injury

Thank you everyone for the rapid replies... I headed straight over to his vet after the very first reply!


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Re: Bird fight resulted in injury

UPDATE: Vet said his eye is fine, just a scratch on the inside of his eyelid. So we got lucky! Thank you everyone for gettin my butt in gear, lesson learned, crisis averted.


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George sez: Thanks everyone!


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Re: Bird fight resulted in injury

So glad for a happy ending! what a good looking bird too
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it looks pretty bad and I canít tell if the damage is going to be permanent

OK, for anyone else who should read this or any other similar post and ever wonder the same thing - before going on forums and asking - if what's stated ABOVE is your impression: GO TO AN AVIAN VET ASAP.
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Re: Bird fight resulted in injury

Chiming in late but so happy the eye is not damaged! What a beautiful macaw!!
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