I’m panicking -watery eye

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I’m panicking -watery eye

Postby Suzle87 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:47 am

Ok, I know I worry over nothing but when I got home from work today, I gave ven some treats, and noticed his right eye is watery and looked a little bulgey... he blinked and a tiny bubble appeared. The liquid is totally clear and was only in one eye, it seemed to go once he closed the eye for a minute or 2. I’m going to keep him a bit warmer at night just incase but is this likely to be an ri??? Or if not what could it be... i really hope I’m over reacting, I hate the thought of him being poorly
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Re: I’m panicking -watery eye

Postby aaronhouts » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:03 am

In my opinion, that’s a sign of low humidity in Halmaheras.
I suggest you take him out of his enclosure, spray him for a few minutes and put him back wet where he can warm up throughout the day.
You can do this daily if you want.
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Re: I’m panicking -watery eye

Postby Suzle87 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:38 am

Sorry I should have said ventress is an IJ. I keep his humidity above 70 at all times (usually in the 80s) but thanks for your input
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Re: I’m panicking -watery eye

Postby Y33T » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:27 pm

Maybe he had dirt in his eye and it got irritated a bit. My bluey had a watery eye once for getting substrate in his eye.
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Re: I’m panicking -watery eye

Postby Suzle87 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:29 pm

Y33T wrote:Maybe he had dirt in his eye and it got irritated a bit. My bluey had a watery eye once for getting substrate in his eye.

Thanks for this, glad to hear other people have experienced the same thing, I think it was just an elaborate ploy to get more treats while I tried to look at his eye, he seems absolutely fine now apart from a slight miss-aim and nibbling my finger instead of food!! Il let you all know if I notice any other things of worrry but hopefully it was just something and nothing
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Re: I’m panicking -watery eye

Postby mb606587 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:41 pm

Respiratory infections most often occur with inadequate humidity levels, inadequate heat, or a sudden drop in temperature. For an Irian Jaya, humidity levels over 70% are more than adequate and being that you're on top of your humidity, I can only assume your temperatures are also appropriate. In the absence of other symptoms of a respiratory infection (audible difficulty in breathing, eyes appear sunken in, foamy discharge coming from mouth and/or nose), it's probably a bit premature to definitively diagnose it as such. Now, it would behoove you to monitor the situation and if you notice that this issue is re-occurring, or you notice any additional symptoms, your best course of action would be to find an exotic vet.

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