Bird Conjunctivitis

Bird Conjunctivitis

The conjunctiva is the membrane lining the inside of the eyelids. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation and/or infection of that membrane. The symptoms are easily detected in a bird.


  • Eyelids stuck together.
  • Pus oozing from the corners of the eyelids.
  • Dry pus adhered to the edges of the eyelids.


  • Warm bathing and the gentle parting of the eyelids.
  • Be careful not to pull the eyelids apart too abruptly because you may damage the rims.
  • While bathing wipe away any discharge adhering to tithe lids. This helps to prevent the eyelids from sealing together again.
  • Keep the bird out of the wind and direct sunlight. If the discharge is heavy and/or continuous see your veterinarian, who will prescribe appropriate eye ointment/drops.


  • There are numerous eye ointments available commercially, all of which have a specific purpose. Do not use them indiscriminately for conjunctivitis, because some can worsen certain conditions. For
  • For example, if there is an ulceration of the cornea (surface of the eyeball) and it is incorrectly treated; the result may lee a permanently damaged eye or even blindness.


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