(Winston Salem NC)
Hello, i have 4 baby parakeets. one of them a blue budgie none of them are clipped and they are free to fly around fro 4 years i had them. rarely they have night frights and bang into walls. maybe once am month,
Anyways about 2 weeks ago he fell suddenly face down on floor wings spread out and he tried to stand and kept falling over.
hes a fighter i bought him a separate cage so he don't get into any fights with the other birds
He kept climbing up to get on his perch and he fell.
Eventually i held him in my arms and sang his favorite song after about 2 hours his body arched curved.then his legs descended and locked and he was paralyzed.
i had no money for any vet.all i could do is hold him love him sing to him.he had only enough strength to lift his head slightly to look into eyes.
he eventually died about an hour later and i made a coffin and ceremony with the other birds to pay their respect.
What can i do in the future to prevent a bird from becoming paralyzed?
i hear some thing about calcium deficiencies?
thank you so much