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Hello!!

I am new to the site.

Freddie the baby budgie (5 months old) came to live with me from a local pet shop in march.

He is a lovely boy and really come out of his shell.
I am hand taming him but am doing so every day with the softly softly approach and he is taking to it well and nearly happy to stay on my finger :001_tongue:

He hasn't been out of the cage yet as I don't want to do so until he is tamed.

Freddie suddenly appeared to have a sticky eye a week ago when waking.
I got him some soothing animal eye drops from the pet shop on Sunday, spoke to the vet on the phone on Monday, she said keep giving him the drops if no better in next couple of days bring him in.

It seems to have turned from what seemed conjunctivitis to a eye infection.

I took Freddie to the vet today after his eye took much longer to open this morning and seemed very swollen.
It looked painful and he has been rubbing and scratching it.

A short trip, loss of tail feathers and one tired, red eyedrop stained baby budgie we are back home.

My vet has prescribed Isathal eye drops twice a day for a week.

Does anyone have any experience with these drops?


Thank you :)


Kate.
 

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Hi! :welcome: to Talk Budgies

Isathal is used for the topical treatment of conjunctivitis associated with Staphylococcus aureus and in particular the biotype Staphylococcus intermedius.

I hope your little Freddie has a full and speedy recovery from his eye infection!

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Hi there and :welcome: to the forums!

FaeryBee has given you some great information. I'm sure that soon his eye will heal and he'll be back to normal! :fingerx:

Please keep us posted on how your little one is doing soon!

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Thank you!

Freddie seems better today already.
He's just had his first round of eye drops, he's use to them now so just tilts his head at you at lets you drop them in. He started trying to rub it off straight away....but hopefully he will be getting better soon.


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Hi and hope Freddy has a speedy recovery.
 

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I'm glad to hear Freddy is showing improvement already and I'm continuing to wish him a full and speedy recovery! :hug:
 

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Thank you everyone for your replies.

Freddie is back to his old self and his eye is all better.

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So glad to hear that Freddy is feeling much better now that the eyedrops had cleared up the problem. :)
 
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