Q. My African gray parrot has a swollen eye. What could be the possible cause?

A. two typical diseases can cause swollen eyes- the first psitaciosis ( a bacterial infection caused by chlamydia) and hypovitaminosis A, a deficiency in vitamin A (usually due to poor seed based diet). Both cases need medical attention and possible change in food (parrot pellets are a healthier complete diet). There could also be other causes for a swollen eye in an African Grey but those two are the most common. I would recommend to visit an avian specialist in your area for treatment and further advice regarding nutrition.

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A. It may be injury or infection. Have your bird seen by an experienced avian vet sooner rather than later to prevent permanent damage, loss of vision or unnecessary pain.

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