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Old 08-14-2018, 04:48 PM
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My 1 yr old Budgie, Louie, has a bit of yellow crust and odd feathers around one eye. I’m not sure if it’s due to moltin or something more serious. He is eating m, drinking and acting normally. I’ll post a photo, any advice is much appreciated.
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It appears something sticky is in the feathers...
How long have the feathers around the eye been like this?
I would suggest you take "Renu" Contact Lens solution and gently wipe those feathers in the direction in which they grow. That should remove the residue and allow you to see if the rim of the eye is red. If so, then it would be best to have him examined by an Avian Vet.

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FaeryBee has given you excellent advice It does appear that the feathers around his eye are matted.

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Thank you for your great advice! Louie’s eye is not red and his beak and feet are clear of crust, so I’m hoping if I clean the matted feathers he will be fine. That is good advice to wipe in the direction of feather growth. I don’t have Renu, but will buy some. In the meantime, can I use saline solution? Thank you both so much for your help!👍🏻😊🐦
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