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    Is it possible for a 12 year old parakeet to get arthritis?

    My brother has a parakeet who is 12 years old and recently with in the 2 weeks he has seen a change in his behavior. Such as: eating but not as much, he seems to be more stiff in his feet (arthritis?), a little wobbly with his balance, has lost a little bit of weight and is sleeping more. Now it could be just because of his age, he is an old bird, but my brothers place always seems to be unusually a little cooler for an apartment. He has been found sitting in his food bowel to keep his feet warm. Although I have had parakeets most of my life I have never dealt with this and this has only been my brothers only parakeet since he was 18, till he got another one a few years back.



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    Re: Is it possible for a 12 year old parakeet to get arthritis?

    it is possable i guess for the bird to have arthritious, but i would be takeing the little fellow to the vet if he is acting strange .

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    Re: Is it possible for a 12 year old parakeet to get arthritis?

    he needs to be seen by a vet
    birds can get arthritis that is why it is so important to have different types, shapes, and textures of perches

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    Re: Is it possible for a 12 year old parakeet to get arthritis?

    I thought so, but we are assuming it's his old age kicking in now. Both my birds passed at 12. It's up to my brother whether he wants to take his bird to the vet. I have to respect that decision.



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    Re: Is it possible for a 12 year old parakeet to get arthritis?

    You can get him a platform perch to help him out. There are many things you can do for a bird with arthritis. A vet near me has an absolutely ancient broto (older than me, if I recall!) with arthritis so bad she walks like a flat footed wind up toy, and he keeps her in a hospital cage with all of her toys, food and water in easy reach.

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    Re: Is it possible for a 12 year old parakeet to get arthritis?

    Quote Originally Posted by Breadpazoid View Post
    You can get him a platform perch to help him out. There are many things you can do for a bird with arthritis. A vet near me has an absolutely ancient broto (older than me, if I recall!) with arthritis so bad she walks like a flat footed wind up toy, and he keeps her in a hospital cage with all of her toys, food and water in easy reach.
    Thanks I will look into that.



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