parotlett old age? or side affect of stroke?

by Nikki
(Central WI)

Our mother's bird seems to be sleeping a lot (more than normal) since yesterday. We were told she is about 8 yrs. and has been seen having stroke like symptoms occasionally. We have been bird sitting for the last week and a half, and have also noticed these symptoms.

We are unable to reach Mom, and are curious if this "new behavior" (sleeping lots, right side rigid but limp on occasion) warrants interrupting a family emergency? or if we should just continue watching her closely?
We are wondering if maybe she is just getting old and on her last weeks?

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Jan 22, 2011
Bird old age or stroke?
by: Tracie

This can not be a question for Dr B, because sometimes he can take up to a week to answer questions. He has an avian vet practice and also teaches at a university.

You need to contact your mom right away and ask her who her avian vet is. Only an avian vet can determine what is going on and what/if can be done.

I hope all is well, I am sorry you are having to go through this, and sorry you have to add stress to your mother's situation.

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