Whats wrong? Seizures?
(Long Island, New York, US)
I have had my cockatiel for two years now and he is the sweetest bird you could ever imagine. I love him dearly but something has been troubling me. He randomly has weird moments that seem like seizures.
All of a sudden he will randomly tilt his head backwards so that the back of his neck is almost flat against his back and his face is looking straight up. During these fits he can barely stand up and when he starts to fall over he will flap his wings to right himself. This has happened twice I have ruled out night frights as this has always happened during the day in reasonably well lit rooms.
The first time it was after I took a shower (he came in the bathroom with me cause he chirps like crazy when left alone and his wings are clipped and toilet closed so he couldnt get injured). I thought maybe it was from going into such a considerably colder living room after the warm bathroom. But later this happened other times when he had remained in a room for hours and would randomly have a fit. There is no noticeable warning before hand. And after about two minutes of being into one of these fits its over and two minutes after that he is happily chirping and walking around as if nothing ever happened.
His fits occur about once every 4 months. Nothing serious has happened yet but I worry. I love him very much and would be completely heartbroken if anything happened to him. Please help!