male moluccan cockatoo, eight years old falling
(Jackson county, OR)
3 times now my moluccan has lost his balance wings flapping wildly he falls off his perch. I noticed that the problem seems to be that his left foot is tightly clenched in a ball and he doesnt seem to be able to relax it so he can grasp his perch. This lasts about a minute. Then he seems fine. Has happened at about 2 week intervals. Could this be some kind of seizure? I love my Mickey bird so much. Must ask though will this be expensive vet bills.Should I try to get pet insurance before I take him in. Moneys really tight right now, but Mickey's my baby! He does need to be seen doesnt he?