Bird is shaking on the curtain

by jack

My Green Cheek Conure flies up to my curtain while we eat dinner or are just minding our own buisness. He may then later start to stutter things that sound like (k-eh) (k-eh) over and over and then he will start to flatten all his feathers and spaz out somewhat. He will twitch and act almost as if having a seizure because he has had many seizures before at the vet's office only.

The only thing that stumps my family is that when we stand on a chair to get him down/grab him, he is fine and become the loving bird we knew. Any advice on what he is doing? (btw after he finishes this spazzing and murmuring he starts to scream very loud and act somewhat normal besides the fact that he doesnt normally scream ever). Please reply soon

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Feb 22, 2012
Bird shaking on curtain
by: Tracie

You bird could have a problem with toxicity since you allow it to fly free in your home and possibly eat table food.

There are MANY hazards in your home. Many metals and materials in your home are toxic and will cause seizures and other health problems if the bird licks or ingests these things. There are many chemicals in food and sprayed on fresh food that are toxic to birds too.

I suggest you take your bird to an avian specialist to find out what causes your bird to have seizures. Find an Avian Vet Have the bird's wings clipped while you are there, so the bird can not fly around and get into something it should not eat or get trapped somewhere and get injured.

Your bird should be eating 80% high quality pellets and only 20% healthy treats. Our avian vet suggests Harrison's or Roudybush pellets. If you need help switching your bird to pellets, please read our Switching Budgies To Pellets article that was written by an avian vet.

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