Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:59 PM
My poor baby jimmy isn't right at all.
Ok, about 8/9 years old. Not sure, I adopted him 5 years ago my granda had him for years before that.
I've noticed all week he's been sleeping more and more. Tonight he suddenly screeched, flew out the cage and landed on the couch. I picked him up - something he never let's me do - and I noticed his feet were curled up. He got out my hand and flew (with no problems) but couldnt land because his feet.
I picked him up again and held him close to keep him warm then later sat him in the bottom of the cage. He seemed to recover and moved up to the middle perches, had a nibble of millet and went to sleep.
About 30 mins later he struggled to get out the cage to perch on the ropes on the roof, like his legs were weak?? 10 mins after I was watching him and he seemed to go drunk/woozy...he moved and leant against the rial then flew and it all happened again with the feet?? He now back on the inside perch but when he hops from Perch to perch it's as if his wings are really slow in balancing him??
Anyone got any advice? Taking him to a vet isn't an option...doubt he'd survive the box/trip as he's very nervous.
Has thus happened to anyone else??
Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:21 PM
Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:44 PM
If it was Daisy - my other budgie - it would be no problem as she is finger tame, will let you pick her up, check her wings etc.
Unfortunately jimmy was too "set in his ways" when I got him.....not that I didnt try.
Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:01 PM
Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:47 PM
- Let the bird die a slow and painful death of what could possibly be multiple strokes.
- Take the "risk" and towel him, put him in a travel cage,cover it and get him to a vet who could possibly get him on some drugs that would stop the strokes and allow some sort of recovery.
The bird is obviously in grave danger at this point. And as has already been said, nervous or not, this bird is not going to die just because you take him in a car. Let me rephrase that... even the most skittish healthy budgie isn't going to die from being "scared". That said if he's having strokes, a car right might cause more - but if he's having strokes, sitting in his cage could cause more. So at least give him a fighting chance!
How about this - call the vet and ask him... but you have to be honest about his condition and then you must follow the vets advice.
Posted 13 July 2011 - 08:16 AM
Unfortunately he didn't make it out the house and jimmy passed away at 9pm.
This is deePly upsetting to me as he was my friend and my living memory of my grandad.
Posted 14 July 2011 - 05:38 AM
i am so sorry to hear. maybe it was just his time, especially considering his age... may Jimmy fly free and be in a happy place. he will be in my thoughts and prayers tonight.
for the future, please always see your avian vet at all costs. at the very least, call your vet for advice.
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Posted 15 July 2011 - 12:17 AM
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