What to do About My Cockatiels Cloudy Eyes?

Close up Cockatiel face
 
G’morning Mitch,
 
I love to read your Sunday Birdie Brunch and look forward to receiving it each week.
Dusty is just about 3 years old. She is active, interactive, alert, happy, healthy and sees the vet at least once a year. We feed her Kaytee ‘Healthy Support Diet’ food for cockatiels mixed with Vita Prima ‘sunscription’ conure formula. Both are seeds and pellets. We put 2 drops of vitamins in her water in the morning with plain water during the day and evening. 
Recently, I’ve noticed her eyes are some what cloudy, which is a concern. I don’t know the cause or what to do. Is it possible that with her feedings and water she’s getting too much fortified foods with vitamins? Her behavior is the above stated. Her beak, claws and feathers are fine. Please advise with your great knowledge. I thank you in advance for your advice and hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience. Dusty is very special!!!!!!
sincerely,
Sharon….and Dusty too.
 
Hi Sharon
 
Thank you for the kind words. The cloudy eyes should be a red flag and may or may not be caused by a bacterial infection but a trip to the vet is probably in order – best of luck
 
mitchr
 
Mitch
 
Thank you for your caring advice, which made us go to our vet immediately- the very next day (yesterday). Our vet checked Dusty’s eyes and said it’s probably an eye infection inside the eyes, causing the cloudiness. We told her the exact info. we told you. She checked Dusty’s heart, temp., lungs and weight = all good.
 
She asked if Dusty is eating a pellet diet, as that’s what the vet wants. We told her pellets are mixed in with her seeds but she doesn’t eat the pellets.
Our vet put a drop of Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution .3% into each eye and gave the same to us to do the same, once a day. We have to go back on Monday, 8/25 for her to re-examine Dusty and she told us to come in right away if we have trouble putting the drops in or if there’s a negative change in Dusty.
 
Thank you again! Dusty thanks you too.
I’m hoping to write to next Monday with great news of healing.
Have a super day,
Sharon
 
Glad to hear Dusty is on the mend 🙂
 
mitchr

Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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