Dropped wing and weak grip on Amazon parrot
(Minneapolis, MN, USA)
Our 15 year old Orange Winged/Red-Lord cross(hybred)** is experiencing what we consider neurological problems. She is falling from her perch periodically and her grip is weak. Recently, she developed a droopy wing after one of her falls. We immediately brought her to our avarian vet, who said it wasn't broken. This bird had similiar problems with weakness and weight loss 2 years ago and recovered fully. Two years ago the vet diagnosed that it was probably wastings disease. Now the vet suggests Borno Virus. We are wondering about vitamin A deficiancy, given the droopy wing. The bird is on Harrison pellets and is given veggies/fruits and nuts on a regular basis. Would Medicam or Celbrex be a treatment option? How about ways to improved vitamin A absorption without overdosing? Should we pay the $163 to test for Borno Virus?
**We purchased her from a pet store as a baby and didn't know anything about breeds at the time.