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I just noticed my senegal parrot's eye is closed and she

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I just noticed my senegal parrot's eye is closed and she won't open it so I tried to give her a shower to look at her eye and it is all red. I dried her off and it's closed again. She laid an egg a few weeks ago and has been sitting on it nonstop. I keep her cage clean and give her fresh water every day.
What can I do for this Eye Infection? It is not swollen.
Thanks,
Brenda M
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

An ophthalmic ointment of choice for avian infectious conjunctivitis is Terramycin dosed at a small dab thrice daily for 10 consecutive days. Terramycin can be found over the counter in many pet/feed stores or online such as here: http://www.amazon.com/Pfizer-001-6913-Terramycin-Ophthalmic-Ointment/dp/B00063KGUK Please note that infections in a parrot's eye may represent an extension of infection from a periorbital sinus which is best addressed with a systemic antibiotic prescribed by an avian vet such as can be found here: www.aav.org/ Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Pretty Girl. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin

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