Double yellow headed amazon's eyes.

GWMYR

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Hi guys, got a question that I wanna ask.

Can I check you why all of the DYHA's eyes are orange-yellow while mine is not full orange-yellow? There's like a white ring in the eyes. Is it normal? Thanks.
 

JerseyWendy

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Are you talking about the white eye ring? All DYHA have those.

The intense orange/red eye color will develop as they mature.

Looky, this is my Sam at just under a year.

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Here he is at a little over 18 months:

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And this pic was taken 2 months ago (Sam isn't quite 3 yet there)

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GWMYR

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I see.

Will the orange-yellow color become more intense? My Coco's eye color is much more paler than Sam when his under a year old. The orange-yellow part is very very pale to the extend that there's a white ring.
 

JerseyWendy

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Hmm....I can't say I've ever seen DYH with any amount of 'white' directly IN the eye itself. Is it possible for you to take a close-up photo of the eye(s) and post pictures? :confused:
 

Birdman666

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Cataracts?!

Amazons get them, usually when they are older. I had a 60 year old foster with cataracts...

How old is this bird, do we have a pic, and has he seen a vet, does he seem "slow" in responding to visual stimulation?
 

Kiwibird

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Cataracts?!

Amazons get them, usually when they are older. I had a 60 year old foster with cataracts...

How old is this bird, do we have a pic, and has he seen a vet, does he seem "slow" in responding to visual stimulation?

Barney the GCA has a cataract in one eye. It was never a "ring" though, it started as a small dot in the center of his pupil and grew into a bigger circle, like in a human.
 

Birdman666

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Presently have six Greenwing Macaw (17 yo), Red Fronted Macaw (12 yo), Red Lored Amazon (17 y.o.), Lilac Crowned Amazon (about 43 y.o.) and a Congo African Grey (11 y.o.)
Panama Amazon (1 Y.O.)
Yeah, the description was off, but sometimes people don't describe things all that accurately. I thought I'd throw that out there...

It is something older amazons commonly get.
 

Birdman666

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Panama Amazon (1 Y.O.)
I see what he is saying now. It just looks like a light colored eye, where the normal orange part of the eye ring is.

Could be just a young bird. I don't see any real health concern... The eye is a lighter color than usual. Doesn't mean there's a problem though.

I was picturing something else entirely in my mind.
 
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GWMYR

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Ah sorry for the confusion but yeah it's something like what akrrm has mentioned.

Coco's eyes are kinda light in color. Coco's is around 1year + old.

So I shouldn't be too paranoid over the eyes color? Will the light color turns more orange-yellow?

Thank you guys!
 

Birdman666

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Panama Amazon (1 Y.O.)
Should get darker somewhere around the 2 year old range, but color varies slightly from bird to bird, so how dark dark will be... we don't know yet.
 
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GWMYR

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Thanks for the reply.

Hope to see my own DYHA transformation.
 

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Is it a spoke like opacity in the eye? If yes it could be a cortical cataract. Just a friendly suggestion :)
 

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Here's a photo of my Panazon Lolita's eye at about a year,
 

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Lolita is beautiful ��
 

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