Unbalanced Parakeet On Bottom Of Cage

Unbalanced Parakeet On Bottom Of Cage

by Amanda

My parakeet is on the bottom of his cage and is very unbalanced, what is wrong and

how do i help him?

Vet Suggestion For Treating A Sick Parakeet

Hello Amanda,

The list of potential problems that can cause unsteadiness in parakeets is quite long and includes:

• infectious diseases – viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoal parasites and worms
• brain tumors
• exposure to toxins
• liver disease
• kidney disease
• diseases of the blood vessels

The only way to determine what is going on with your parakeet and what might be done to fix it is to make an appointment with a veterinarian who has experience treating birds. The Association of Avian Veterinarian’s website can help you find such a doctor if you don’t already know of one.

In the meantime, thoroughly disinfect your bird’s cage and then clean it daily. Replace his water and food daily (pellets are better than seeds but this is not the time to make a diet change). Make sure the cage is in a draft-free location and warmed to around 83 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Best of luck,
Jennifer Coates, DVM

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