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Apr 20, 2012
My bird twitches
by: AZ

I'd strongly suggest an avian vet FIRST. You need to have blood work done. Ask for a complete blood panel, and I'd also ask for an Exotic OH: Electrophoresis. This is an accurate interpretation of avian plasma proteins is very important as a diagnostic tool in avian medicine.Protein electrophoresis is a practical & useful test in psittacines (parrots). Dramatic changes in protein fractions are evident in several diseases, & may help in procuring a diagnosis. Results for this test normally have to be sent out, takes about a wk for results.

If a bird is twitching, vs shaking dander off, there is a huge health risk involved. Your bird must see an avian vet.

It's highly likely that your bird got into something toxic and it's affecting the nervous system.

Or, it could be a nutrional thing. If your bird eats a seed diet, then it's not getting the nutrion it needs. It's like living off Mc D's big macs. It's okay to have, but not as a main source of diet. I'd suggest Harrison's or Roudybush pellets as 80% of their diet, and 20% seeds and fresh fruits and veggies.

Also if you cannot get your bird to switch, which does take time and allot of patience, you can also get "AVIx Sunshine Factor" sold online for $10 a bottle. It's got red palm oil base, and loaded with vitamins. Your vet can give you a medicine surgine, that your bird will drink it from. Or put 2-3 drops on his favorite treat daily.

Tho this is a possible solution, remember it's only for dietary needs. We do NOT know what is physically wrong with your bird, Only an avian vet who can examine your bird, & run tests can give you a proper & acurate result.

Only he can tell you if the bird is sick, has nutrional needs, or got a hold of something toxic. Either way it's vitally important to get him to a vet now before it's too late!

Remember it's against the law to deny medical attention for your pets. Your bird should be seen for a wellness exam once yrly. Especially since a bird will not always tell you when they are sick.

Good luck!

Apr 19, 2012
My bird twitches alot
by: Amy C

Thanks a lot ! I think I have to get him a new purch because the purch he has is the one since we first got him and it's geting a bit small. Thank you again. :)

Apr 19, 2012
Bird twitches a lot
by: Tracie

You have not provided much information, so it is hard to say if this is normal or not. I would say if your bird is twitching a lot to you, then you need to Find an Avian Vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

Often twitching occurs when a bird is exposed to something toxic it breathed or ingested. Some birds appear to twitch when they are losing their balance, and that can be from in infection. There are numerous possibilities.

Birds should see an avian vet once a year anyway, so if your bird has not been examined yet, then now is a good time to go.

Apr 19, 2012
by: John Fahlsing

Whats the air like? Is it just sudden? Chemicals have an effect on birds as well, air cleaners, scented candles, smoking etc. Sounds like a diet thing tho, I'm no vet so im just brow beating. Take it to a vet, Greays are awesome and deserve the best treatment! I read on the africangreyparrot forum that one owner went to vet, they gave him a shot and changed his diet and he's almost back to his happy self. So good luck, my heart goes out to you and your bird, id die if my Baby was hurting.


Apr 19, 2012
Bird twitches
by: Anonymous

They all do that it's nothing o worry about

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