Post by eaturbyfill on Jul 14, 2013 10:39:05 GMT -8
My gerbil's eye looked like that when he had an eye infection, except he had a lot of red discharge (porphyrin) as well. If it is an eye infection, you'll need antibiotic ointment or drops specifically for this problem that are only available from a veterinarian.
Eye infections are very serious. Rodents are not able to fight off some infections very well. If I had not treated Dart's eye, he would have either lost his eye or the infection would have spread to the rest of his body.
I would give it a couple of days and watch closely. Her allergies might be acting up or she could have just scratched her eye while cleaning herself. If the problem does not resolve itself soon, I advise taking her to a vet. They will be able to tell if it is an infection or not.