love bird neck bent

by brenda
(midland city,al)

my love bird is about 12 years old. for two weeks he keeps his head bent. like he can't straighten it up.I took him to the vet he said there is no lumps or injuries. gave me some meds to put in his water. no improvement.could this be fatal?

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Feb 23, 2018
Lovebird's crooked neck
by: Anonymous

My lovebird has had a crooked neck for over a year. He didn't seem to be in any distress. He eats & drinks fine. I started giving them silver nitrite drops in their water. It hasn't helped but I continue to do so. I don't let them out of their cage...the couple times I did, they flew erratically. Those times were well before his neck started being crooked. They both appear to be happy. I just can't see spending hundreds of dollars or more to find out if there's something wrong. He seems fine so I'm just maintaining the status quo...

Apr 16, 2011
Bent neck on bird
by: The Avian Vet

This could be from a stroke. You need to take your bird to see an avian veterinarian immediately.

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Dr B

Apr 13, 2011
love bird neck bent
by: Linda

Unless the Avian Vet did xrays, there is no way of telling what is wrong. Take bird back and request xrays of his neck to see if this is from an injury like flying into a wall. If bird's wings are not clipped, then have Avian Vet do this as birds flying all over a house is one of the most dangerous things for them to be able to do. They can also fly out the door and be lost forever.

So, this sounds like is may be the result of an injury and xrays have to be done to see what is wrong with neck. It could also be something else, so bloodwork has to be done to ensure that there is no infection or other problems with organs that could cause a degenerative disease of this kind.

Thanks for writing,

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