Question about eye problems
We have had Tinkerbell and Buttercup for almost a full year. Ever since we have had them, Tinkerbell seems to have had an eye problem. I don't think that she has cataracts, and when i took her to a small animal vet (who came right out and told me she had never even heard of a degu), the vet said they were not cataracts. She, for the most part, doesn't open her eyes all they way. She almost always looks like she has just woke up. I know that she can open them all the way though because i have on occasion seen her do it. She also gets the white gunk(i don't know how else to describe it) that seems to float on the surface. Her left eye is by far the worst of the two. I am finding that i have to clean her eye out with the eye drops recommended by the vet like every other day now. I used to only have to do it like once a week if that. When there isn't any white gunk on her eye ball, there does appear to be some kind of mucous on it. Does anybody have any idea what is causing this? Also if anybody has any suggestions on a different type eye drop (or any other solution to the problem) that might last longer or clean better, please let me know. Thanks in advance for all of your help.