lovebird in distress
Tweet is nearly 18 yrs old he will be 18 the 2nd week of november 2009 we've had him since he was 6 weeks old. He's never been sick not once. Was hand raised and we all spend alot of time holding and playing with him. He has the run of the house and only goes around it while on someones shoulder.
Recently he started acting old he would fall off his perch after falling asleep. He'd prop himself on the side of the cage so he didn't fall off. We made a makeshift nest on the bottom of the cage so he won't fall and hurt himself.He sleeps a whole lot more but more distressing is the sudden turn of events which are for lack of a better term seizure like as short as 5 minutes or as long as an hour where he struggles to breath his wings go and he's clearly in distress.
We took him to a bird vet and he gave us medicine feeling that it was most likely pneumonia he wanted to do more tests but tweet was so stressed I really question if he'd survive them or not.At this point we are giving the medicine but he's still having these sessions.Has anyone else ever had these symptoms with their bird? I realize tweet is an old man but is there anything else we can do to make him comfortable? Thanks, Jan