Weird Macaw Behavior

by Arles
(Athens, Alabama, USA)

I have a 9-year old Miligold Macaw. There are times when he looks like if he were in a trance. His eyes dilate, he twitches, sometimes he repeatedly nods his head, then he attack his legs. Then he screams, and i don't know what is wrong with him. Sometimes he does the twitching and nodding after he talks.

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Aug 31, 2011
Bird may have metal poisoning
by: The Avian Vet

Macaws have lots of body language we do not understand. However, if he has not been seen by an avian veterinarian within the last year, you should take him in for an exam. Primarily to be sure that he does not have lesions on his leg and to test him for diseases that cause similar types of behaviors. The ones I would most be concerned about is Avian Bornavirus, and heavy metal poisoning.

Dr B
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Aug 12, 2011
Take him to a avian vet
by: Anonymous

It sounds like he is having a seizure

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