lovebird leg paralysis
Hello, I have a peachface lovebird and lately (I noticed this 2 days ago) his legs got paralysed. It happened practically overnight, I didn't see any signs of this before. I called our vet and since he was on a vacation, I managed to get his replacement today.
The vet took many X-ray pictures (I suspected a broken leg but that was too weird because both his legs can't get broken overnight just like that, and one of his legs seemed worse than the other). and finally after spending about an hour examining my bird, he said that he didn't see anything. his bones show a good ossification (I believe that's how you say it) and everything seems fine if not for the apparent lack of response when one touches his feet. he even tries to do eveything the same way with no seeming pain.
the vet concluded that it's either a metabolism problem and we need to give him vitamins and a cuttle bone for 2 weeks OR a nervous problem. stress?? is that it? he said that in that case we can do nothing. have you ever heard of this? can you think of some other reason? what is it was a tumor, the vet would have seen on the whole body x-rays right?
what if it ends up being something nervous, can we really do nothing? does it go away eventually? it pains me to see him struggle to climb everything as usual and not even be able to reach his water fountain. (which i finally transferred right next to him on the cage floor).
please help me.