Bad eyes in gouldian finches

What are some eye problems that Lady Gouldian Finches experience?

Are there common problems that can be treated at home by the owner, or do they have to get vet care?

Discharge of the eye and frequent face rubbing on a perch can be a conjunctivitis which is most often caused by E. Coli bacteria or it could be caused by a much more serious organism. If it does not get better fairly quickly, a trip to an avian vet. can be life saving. Wash your hands before caring for your Gouldians. E.Coli is not a bacteria birds have naturally in their body systems like humans do and is the most frequent bacterial source of infection. I do not know of any eye treatments that a bird owner can provide. Good Luck! Jeanie

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