Re: A new experience
Posted by Lance on 2/07/06
There in lies one of the problems. We do not have any Avian
vets in the area and I hesitate to stress the bird anymore by
taking it out and taking to a vet that isn't good with birds.
> We'll just assume that they are a bonded/proven pair,
> although the behavior you described is not normal for pairs
> that are devoted to each other.
> Often times when one of the birds of the pair isn't in
> breeding mode and the other is, there can be scuffles or
> disagreements. It is not the norm for them to attack with
> such vengeance.
> Based upon what I know about eye disorders, most if not all
> are treated topically and not internally. Even if an
> antibiotic is prescribed, the actual wound is managed with
> ointment or liquid drop.
> The bird should be separated from the hen and seen by an
> avian vet.
> Michael L