Cockatiel "clicking" and jerking
Hi, My 15 year old cockatiel has been making a clicking noise (but it's not coming out of his mouth), his body jerks and his feet are constantly moving to accomodate the involuntary jerking movements. (about every 5 seconds)
This went on all night and kept both of us up. I think he has the hiccups.
I'm concerned that this could lead to a heart attack. He hasn't slept in 12 hours.
I just offered him a millet spray and he ate enthusiastically, but he's still clicking and jerking.
He had some corned beef hash yesterday. I know that's a no-no, but he loves it and has eaten it many times before. He takes it right off my plate. He didn't have a lot.
I do not have an Avian vet, or any vet near us. We live in the country in South Carolina. And we are poor and have no credit so I couldn't afford a vet visit anyway.
Any advice you have is much appreciated.
Thank you !