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Lovebird- eye injury

My Yorkie-Poo got into my room while I wasn't nearby and injured my female Lovebird's eye. It's swollen with bruising around it. Is it possible this will heal? Also, they have a chick ready to leave the nest, so they've been mating? Will they continue to mate, or is this going to hinder their relationship?
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The swelling will go down on its own. What you can't see is any abrasions on the eye ball itself. A vet can flush the eye with fluorescein and check with a light to see tiny scratches. Another thing to consider is whether the dog may have lightly scratched the skin on the bird. That would be a breeding ground for bacteria.

As for breeding, I know very little about their behavior. What I just read is that once the chicks are fledged and self feeding (about 7-8 weeks) they should be removed from the cage. The adults may want to breed again and will attack the chicks.
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