Cockatiel titled head
Hi! I noticed last night (10/14/10) that my female Sweety, 8 years old, was walking around with her head hopelessly titled to the right. As I tried to reach for her, she tried to get away & only ended up in walking in circles, occassionally falling over. I did manage to hold her, & although she seemed comfortable snuggling her head in my palm, she seems to have lost weight.
Anyone know what this can be from, & what is the prognosis? Is she in pain? Infectious? Some other neural issues?
I'm not sure she is eating too well either. She is able to climb up the side of her cage, sit on the perch & preen, but seems to lose footing.
She used to lay eggs non stop for several years, now for past 5-6 months, not many. She always used to shiver slightly & looked puffed up, so its hard to tell if there was a lot of fat on her.
She lives in the same cage as my male cockatiel Sunny, who is 12 years old. He is desolate at her non-responsiveness. I'm worried he might get her infection. Right now I separated them inside the same cage temporarily. She has been with him since we got her more than 7 years ago as a baby from a breeder.
Any one please give some insight!
Thank you very much.