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Hello,

My Budgie has some redness under his left eyelid that I noticed yesterday evening. However, he has been acting normally since then and doesn't seem bothered at all, which has confused me.

I was just wondering what this could be or what could have caused this. A note, he has been particularly active (and very loud) lately, so my first suspicion is that he could have injured or bruised himself.

The 1st picture is his left eye, and the 2nd is his right eye (please forgive the lighting).

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He is going through a fairly severe molt and it may be due to that, maybe an irritation from a pin feather. When birds are molting they tend to rub and scratch areas that are bothering them because they are feeling itchy, perhaps he irritated the eye area. I would watch it and if it becomes more red, swollen or if any discharge is coming from the area he will need to see the vet.
 

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Hi! :welcome: to Talk Budgies

Cody has given you excellent information.

https://www.talkbudgies.com/articles-budgie-health/104927-miserable-molting.html

https://www.talkbudgies.com/articles-general-budgie-info/374850-budgie-molting.html

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Hey Guys,

The vet gave me the same advice, but also gave me some antibiotics to give him for a few days as a precaution as he was scratching and shaking his head a little too much (he also sneezed at the vet).

Thanks for the replies.
 

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Hi there and :welcome: to the forums!

I'm glad that you were able to take him in to the vet. I hope he improves soon - poor little guy, all those pinnies must be itchy! :wow:

If you have any questions meanwhile (after reading through the links sent above by FaeryBee), feel free to ask as we'd love to help!

Cheers :wave:
 
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