cockatiel falling off perch when sleeping

by Carrie
(queensland Australia)

My 15year old cockatiel has started occasionally falling off his perch when he is sleeping. Once or twice a day. He then seems to have difficulty using his right knee for a while. I thought at first he was seeing wild birds flying around outside the house but it happened tonight after we had covered his cage up.

We decided to remove the top perches so he only falls about 6 or 8 inches. I wonder if he has something wrong with the right leg so that it won't lock when he relaxes. How can I find out? C

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Oct 21, 2011
Bird falling off perch
by: Tracie

You did the correct thing by moving the perches down low. You will need to Find an Avian Vet to examine your bird in person to determine what is wrong. It could be an infection, a tumor, or an illness. It could just be an injury, but only an in person visit will determine what is wrong and what the proper treatment is.

Thanks for taking the time to write. :-)

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