Illness - seizure
by Joe Horenkamp
Double Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot
Amazon double yellow. 42 years old. Seems in good health. Receives a good diet. Lately I noticed he's been sleeping more. After his bath when I tried to put him on his cage he could barely hold on then went almost totally limp with his head all the way back. At first I thought he was dying. He would recover slightly then same thing, he would go almost totally limp with his head back (like he's looking straight up). He's had a few minor episodes like this where he can't hang on. He seems OK now, perked up, had some warmed up cider, and is sleeping. Anyone ever seen these symptoms before..
Was this a seizure of some sort? A mineral imbalance? I am thinking I should take him in for a complete checkup with blood work but don't want to stress him further at this point.