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    sick???? acting weird

    i know this may sound stupid but can birds be mentally challenged in any way??? my bird andy has been the strangest one. he wont use his toes to perch or walk he sits on his ankles sort of... he falls on his face a lot and he doesnt seem to know how to eat. hes fully weaned.. hes about 2 months now. probable a few days more. but he just worries me. like ill take him in the bath sometimes. (not while im in there) and the water wont be deep or anything but he shoves his whole head in there until i pull him out. and then i have to take out all the water from his nose. and its like when he falls he doesnt try to regain his balance while falling. its not like hes ungraceful like baby birds, its like more extreme. ive raised baby birds at stores and this is the second cluth ive had at home and ive never seen anything quite as bad as this. im probably going to have to feed him his formula stuff again cuz he seems real week. but hes drinking, pooping regular and everything. hes just very odd. have you ever heard of anything like this or is he diseased or anything??? if he doesnt get better in a few days ill take him to an avian vet.... but if this is common then.... ya. just so worried. please post anything....

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    Re: sick???? acting weird

    I would take take him to the vet ASAP. Birds usually hide their illness until the very end, and since he's so young, he doesn't have much physical reserve to help him pull through.

    It sounds odd, though. I know young birds are very clumsy, and that only betters with time, but I'm too inexperienced with young birds to offer a definate answer. I have never seen one that young, so I don't know what they are like at that age. Perhaps someone else will answer soon.

    Please keep us updated.
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    Re: sick???? acting weird

    Sabrina, I agree with Estie to please have your bird checked-out a.s.a.p. Please let us know what happens.

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    Re: sick???? acting weird

    he died today at 10 in the morning. i found him at the bottom of the cage just lying there not moving but still barely alive. so i tried to keep him alive for as long as i could so he could regain his strength but he died 2 hours later. anyways i dont really want to talk about it or anything so thats all im going to say.0thanks for your posts guys.

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    Re: sick???? acting weird

    oooh sad stuff Sabrina
    but i guess its just not meant to be when a little bird has begun to act that way

    its a horrid thing and i know how u feel..i know the hollowness and the bewilderment
    its all part of being a pet owner

    thinking of u ...

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    I am sorry that he has passed on.

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    Re: sick???? acting weird

    I am really sorry to hear about Andy

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    I'm sorry to hear about Andy's passing. Take care of yourself and your flock during this sad time.

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    Re: sick???? acting weird

    i'm so sorry sabby, i hope that your going to be ok. i love oyu with all my heart and i nkow how much he meant to you. i hope everything will get better, but you still have 3 gorgeous birds to take care of and i know you'll be the best mom ever

    i'm sorry about andy, i wish there was something more i could say or do....

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    Re: sick???? acting weird

    Oh Sabrina, I am so sorry to hear about Andy. I'm thinking of you - my heart goes out to you. He knew you loved him and he died with your love around him.

    RIP Topsie (Maltese) - "my lappoppie"
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