Seizure/Epileptic Fit Jan 15, 2007 19:11:02 GMT -5
Post by birdguy888 on Jan 15, 2007 19:11:02 GMT -5
Like I need another problem!!! I was hand feeding my baby umbrella cockatoo last night at 1:30 a.m. and all of a sudden I noticed my little musket was having a seizure! Why me?? I've had the worse luck with birds this year! While spraying formula on the cockatoo I kept watching the seizures. They lasted for a good 10 minutes. I hurried and got the formula wiped off the baby and finished feeding it. I went over to really watch the hawk. He would stand up, fluff up a little bit and then would hang his head down and act like he was throwing up. Then he would stand up like nothing was wrong and then his head would start shaking from side to side. Then he would fall over with his wings spread straight up over his head and over-lapping as if he was hiding his head and when he would fall over his legs would be straight with his train and stiff. He would begin to shake and then as if his wings were arms, he would push is body up like he was doing push-up. Then his wings would come in and he would lie there on his side moving his head around to look around and then he would stand up a couple of minutes later. He done this about 3 or 4 times. I can't remember exactly because I was already tired and my eyes were blury from yawning but it was at least 3 times. I know short-wings are prone to epileptic fits but until I get to my avian vet I don't know if it was an actual seizure or a fit. If it was an epileptic fit that sucks because they do not know what causes them or how to cure them. All you can do is put the bird in a darkend, warm place and let it rest. It obviously took a lot out of him because when I got up this morning to feed the baby again at 7:30 he wouldn't wake up so I just let him sleep. He finally woke up about 10 a.m. and got on his perch about Noon!