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Hello, Earlier I noticed that Tweety my Budgie had pink around his eye. He keeps on closing that certain eye a lot. Is there an ointment for his eye? Should I take him to a vet? There are some pics below. It might look a bit purplish due to the bad lighting but its actually a pinkish color. Thanks Opalz!
 

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Hi and :welcome: to Talk Budgies!

My goodness that looks like a really tiny baby! :love:
Do you know how old he is and did you get him from a breeder?
Have you named him?

To answer your question about the area around his eye, don't use anything on it other than rinsing it with a sterile saline solution. You can get that at the pharmacy. The solution will rinse away any irritants and soothe the area. You can use it two or three times a day for a couple of days.

If it doesn't begin to show signs of improvement in two or three days, an Avian Vet will be able to examine your little guy and prescribe any additional treatment necessary.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment. This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recover than it would have if you
seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

Having your new budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.

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My goodness that looks like a really tiny baby!

Do you know how old he is and did you get him from a breeder?
Have you named him?

To answer your question about the area around his eye, don't use anything on it other than rinsing it with a sterile saline solution. You can get that at the pharmacy. The solution will rinse away any irritants and soothe the area. You can use it two or three times a day for a couple of days.

If it doesn't begin to show signs of improvement in two or three days, an Avian Vet will be able to examine your little guy and prescribe any additional treatment necessary.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment. This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recover than it would have if you
seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

Having your new budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.

To familiarize yourself with the forums, please take the time to read through all of the How To Guides, the FAQs and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
You'll find most of your basic questions are answered after you've read through all of them.
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http://talkbudgies.com/emergency-room/225585-my-birdy-first-aid-kit.html
http://talkbudgies.com/your-budgies-health/102714-quarantine-really-important.html
http://talkbudgies.com/articles-general-budgie-info/227841-50-common-budgie-dangers-watch-out.html

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When you upload pictures as thumbnail attachments directly from your computer, tablet or phone, the forum automatically defaults to landscape.

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Glad you decided to join us and looking forward to seeing you around the forums.

Thank you for the gr8 advice! I'll be sure to get some sterile saline solution from the pharmacy. :D
 

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Oh my goodness, so cute and so little.....look at those baby bars!!! I'm sure one of the experienced budgie owners will chime in! I wish I had more experience to help!
Thank you for being so concerned about my lil baby! I'll be going to the Pharmacy to get some sterile saline solution for his eye.
 

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Hi Opalz and :welcome: to the forums!

Your baby is absolutely darling--what's his name?

I agree with all the advice given and I'm sure the sterile saline solution will help him :D

If you have any questions after reading through the links Deborah has provided, feel free to ask! We'd love to help :p

Hope to see you and your baby around the forums! :wave:
 
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