Thing Two is a 5 yr old male that seemed fine, except for spending time "cradled" between two branches in the fake tree in the bird room. He would position his body between two branches with legs hanging down. We thought it was odd but he was eating, drinking and doing all the normal things. In the last week I noticed him on the floor quite a few times and now we noticed that he seems unsteady when he flies and lands. We can't figure out if it is his eyesight or if it is neurological. My daughter noticed that he seems reluctant to move sometimes.
We have 14 finches total and no one else seem to be exhibiting similar behaviour. Some of the males have a bare throat with no feathers, but this has been going on for months and not all the males have those feathers missing. Other than that everyone is ok.
A lot of our birds are or will be 5 yrs old this year so we are expecting some deaths and illnesses in the next few years, just wondering if this is Thing Two's time to go or if it is something we can treat.
Any one with similar experiences in their finch world?