parrotlet in seizure??
(Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada)
My green parrotlet comes from a reputable breeder, and was fine when we brought him home at the beginning of the summer. About a month later, he started to constantly shake uncontrollably...almost like a palsy. Then he started having what I can only describe as seizures. He becomes completely rigid, with his legs drawn up to his chest, and his feet look paralysed. I take him out of his cage, and hold him in my hand, keeping him warm under a blanket or sweater. During this time I can feel his little body vibrating like he's straining against something. These usually last 10 - 15 minutes, and when he comes out of it, it's instantaneous, and he's struggling to get out of my hand. Does he possibly have a vitamin deficiency, or is it more likely a neurological problem?? We don't have an avian vet in our area to take him to for tests. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.