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Last Post 11-07-2012 11:10 AM by  Helen W
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08-07-2012 1:06 AM

    hello, I have a Crimson Rosella which has got what looks like a cataract in his left eye. i havent seen this before till the other night.  Can anyone tell me what it is, how I can help Charlie, will he be blind, etc.  I am so worried that I have done something wrong...Can you advise me please

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    08-07-2012 1:25 AM
    You need to get him to an avian vet pronto to have it checked out properly.

    There is a list of avain vets on this website, where abouts are you?
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    08-07-2012 2:24 AM
    I have to agree a Avian vet visit really is a must.

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    08-07-2012 2:34 AM
    I have to agree, it is really important to get this checked out by a qualified avian vet. Sometimes an infection can also look like a cataract,so you need to be sure of what it is.
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    09-07-2012 1:56 PM
    Can anyone tell me if there is something I can give him to calm him down?. I tried to put him in a show case but he fretted so much he nearly passed out, drooping wings, panting and I had to put a cover over him . He has a weak heart, which is a problem.
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    09-07-2012 2:52 PM
    Is his main cage too big to fit into the car?

    You could try offering him some chamomile tea, which can be calming, but it does depend on him trying it. It may be that he's so fretful as he isn't seeing very well and he is scared of what is happening. If this is an infection though, it could do him a lot of harm without treatment. It's a difficult call to make, but he really would be best seeing a vet.

    If his cage is very big, have you tried catching him in a net - they can be useful for faster smaller birds. Alternatively, whereabouts are you? Maybe a BL ACO or experienced member could come and see if they can help you get him in a travel cage.

    I sincerely hope you get him sorted.
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    11-07-2012 9:08 AM
    What's a show case? Is it a cage with solid sides? A useful tip, if his ordinary cage has a top opening - open the top, having put a carrier with no bottom bit over the top of the hole. Get someone to hold the carrier steady, then put your hand in below the bird. He will avoid your hand and climb upwards, into the carrier. Job done. And much less stress for all concerned. If your bird is a nervous traveller, it might be worth covering him in the car. Personally I'd try him uncovered first, birds seem to feel better if they can see where they're going, and what's going on.
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    PS: whereabouts are you? Your ACO might well be able to help....
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    11-07-2012 11:10 AM
    I had assumed a 'show case' was a travel cage, but maybe I'm wrong.
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