Is this conjunctivitis

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24 Jun 2017, 12:06

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24 Jun 2017, 13:18

I would say not conjunctivitis... the eye looks normal, as there is no apparent inflammation, weeping or pus.

I once had a silverbill with a similar 'growth' but that turned out to be a very firmly adhered foreign body or food particle...it fell off in a couple of days.

I hope it may be that simple for your bird.
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24 Jun 2017, 16:12

I agree, it could be removed very gently with a pair of tweezers buy another person whilst you hold it still or as starman says leave it to drop off by its self. Craig.
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24 Jun 2017, 17:52

Try daubing a drop of olive oil with a cotton bud, might have to apply a couple of times

Once soft (if it is foreign matter) the bird will be able to remove it by rubbing / scratching, or you will be able to do so with less stress to the bird

If it remains hard or is not foreign matter this rubbing / scratching will obviously lead to further complications
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24 Jun 2017, 18:21

It looks like a small cyst.
Be careful treating it as it is so close to the eye.
The symptoms of conjunctivitis is generally a crusty build up in the corner of the eye
not at the top.
As I mentioned before be careful it is so close to the eye, if it was my bird I wouldn't medicate it at all
just keep watch, if it grows or impedes the bird then consider more drastic steps
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24 Jun 2017, 21:03

I would try to grab it pull it off to see if it will come away without undue damage.
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26 Jun 2017, 11:54

I know this might sound stupid but to me it looks similar to tiny ticks that I used to find on lizards around the eyes and ears when I was a lot younger. So could it possibly be a parasite of some kind?

Ken.
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10 Jul 2017, 17:19

elferoz777 wrote:
24 Jun 2017, 12:06
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Hi Steve, What was the final outcome for this little guy?
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10 Jul 2017, 18:36

starman wrote:
10 Jul 2017, 17:19
elferoz777 wrote:
24 Jun 2017, 12:06
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Hi Steve, What was the final outcome for this little guy?
Foreign object though my yellow siskin hen now legit has conjunctivitis.....lucky me
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12 May 2018, 20:13

It just looks like an object that was adhered very close to the eye. Remove it carefully using a pair of tweezers or let it fall off on its own.
Have a nice day!
Sincerely, Cathy
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