Yogie did the weirdest thing just then. Right after biting my brother on the face (during which my brother thrashed around) Yogie was put inside his cage. 10 mins later I came back and Yogie was sitting on the floor of his cage with his foot in the air and neck/head tilted down into his chest. I went up to him and he tried to jump up to his perch but missed and kind of tumbled to the other side of his cage. He then resumed that same strange position.
So I put my arm in and he climbed up it but seemed really disoriented. He spun around in circles, lost his footing, then put his head down into his chest again. He looked like he had no idea where he was or what he was doing. It really scared me. I cried for ages. He seems normal again now, but I feel really worried that there's something wrong. I thought maybe he got hurt when my brother thrashed around. It wasn't anything particularly violent, but birds are so small and probably incredibly fragile.
Yes,Bird's are fragile and Lorikeets can look like they thrash around but pinning there eye's at the same time in a sort of dance??? I have heard of them playing dead also... Thou l am no expert, it sounds like he might have got a bit of shock being disoriented after the incident with your brother..Bird, all animal's can get brain tumor's if your worried still a avianvet visit wouldn't hurt. There is a good one in Burwood ,She specialize's in birds.
I took Yoges to the avian vet as soon as I could get an appointment - wasn't until 8:00 pm. Turns out he had a seizure, and the vet ran some blood tests. I'll be getting the results tonight. He could have anything - heavy metal poisoning, diabetes, epilepsy, etc. I'm so worried about my baby.
The results came back negative, thank god. Hopefully it was just a one-off episode.... and hopefully it's not epilepsy. The vet is going on ring on monday to discuss the results. Has anybody else had experience with bird seizures?
Could his head have been knocked when your brother was thrashing around? A knock to the head in the wrong place could cause a seizure though its pretty rare. Is it possible he's had them before and you haven't noticed? Maybe an epilepsy type condition?
The vet rang earlier, and believes it could be one of 3 things: - lorikeet paralysis syndrome - epilepsy - hormones, because it's spring now Yoges has been fine since his episode, so I guess it's just a matter of waiting to see what happens