Indian Ringneck Parakeet balance problems

I have a Indian Ringneck who is between 25 and 30 years old. She rarely sits on the bottom of her cage but has chosen to do so for the past few hours. Along with that behavior, she seems to have some balance problems and her back end looks crooked and is all angled off to one side. She is having difficulty perching on my finger or on one of her perches. Any input will be appreciated, as there is not a avian specialist in my area.

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May 26, 2010
Parakeet with balance problems
by: The Avian Vet

You need to drive to a specialist or take her to a very knowledgeable experienced avian veterinarian. The symptoms you describe are serious and potentially life-threatening. There is nothing you can do at home. You need some diagnostics, treatments, and possibly hospitalization to save her, if it is even possible. It may be age related, diet related, or disease. Take her in ASAP.

Dr B

May 24, 2010
Indian Ringneck Parakeet balance problems
by: Linda

Since you did not tell us where you are, it will be impossible for us to help you with where the closest Avian vet is. Tracie has a place here to help you in finding an Avian Vet.

Your bird may very well be eggbound and dying as we speak, or she may have had a stroke, or she may have a tumor. So many things could be wrong, and no one except a licensed, trained Avian vet will be able to help here.

This is for all of you reading this letter. If you live in places where there are NO Avian vets, please, please DO NOT BUY BIRDS FOR PETS because they ALL have to go to the doctor for one reason or another. Also, if you do live where you can drive to one, then get in the car and drive until you get there. In the old days before there were many Avian vets, we might have to drive 4 hours out and 4 hours back just to take a sick bird to an Avian vet, so I don't have any patience with people too lazy to do the same.

Your bird needs the medical services of an Avian Vet, and your commitment to your bird has been to provide food, water, safe caging and perches and medical services as needed for her entire life.

Try and use the locater that Tracie has here to find one close to you or within driving distance.

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