30+ year old umbrella cockatoo losing balance

by Deb campbell
(Rochester, ny)

My 30+ yr.old umbrella cocakatoo is having trouble keeping his balance... sitting on the bottom of his cage and is holding his wings open. He seems to be eating ok- eats pelleted food, but I just gave him a food stick, and he's eating that. It's sunday, and I can't get ahold of an avain vet. Any suggestions???

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Sep 01, 2011
Waiting...
by: Deb

I got him to a vet on Monday who works with birds (but not board certified- no one local is). He took blood, and I'm STILL waiting for results to come back...VERY frustrating!! Luckily, Max (my cockatoo) is hanging in there- staying on the bottom of his cage, but doesn't seem to be getting worse.

Aug 29, 2011
Cockatoo losing balance
by: Tracie

You need to Find an Avian Vet right away for your bird, if you have not already taken the bird in. As stated on the website, Dr B does not always answer questions right away and he can not help sick birds without an examination.

I hope everything turned out okay.

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