I've already sent an email to her vet but they are closed now so I won't hear back until tomorrow. I'm honestly hoping it goes away on it's own but I think my cockatiel's eye is irritated. She got something in it (either a feather or some other foreign object) and she was rubbing her eye on her wing for a while afterwards to get rid of it. I didn't think much of it and checked her face afterwards to see nothing there. A few hours later I noticed she had a small pink sore looking spot on the skin in front of her eye. It's very slightly inflamed (not majorly so) and it doesn't seem to be bothering her. I don't know for sure if it was because she got something on her eye or if she scratched it later or something but it is the eye she was rubbing on her wing so I am assuming it is the rubbing that caused it. She has rubbed her eye before but usually just the skin on the edge of her lids gets a little pink, I don't usually see this. There is no discharge and she doesn't have any symptoms of anything else like a respiratory infection or anything like that and she is acting completely normal. I should also mention that I very gently stroked the area when scratching her head and cheeks and she didn't react at all so I know it isn't hurting her (or she would have bit the crud out of my hand ha ha) and it was soft and easy to move around just like the rest of her eyelid skin/all the other skin in that area. I feel like it's probably just irritated but it's still kind of pink right now too which worries me just a tad. I'm looking for anyone who may have had an experience just like this. The only thing I can find online is conjunctivitis but from all the pictures it looks nothing like what is going on with her...but who knows. Hopefully it will look better in the morning and I'll have heard back from the vet by then, but has anyone on here seen this exact thing with their feather baby? Thanks!
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