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My cockatiel's having problems flying

Discussion in 'Cockatiel Corner' started by Skum, 7/11/19 at 5:46 PM.

  1. Skum

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    My 23 yr old male cockatiel's recently started having flying problems. He's hesitant, only flies short distances and often misses his mark. Otherwise he's healthy. Is this his age ?
     
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    He might be losing his vision... a vet can check it for you
     
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    Thanks, that's scary, I suspect it's arthritis
     
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    Take him to the vet. They can rule out blindness and prescribe arthritis pain meds
     
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    That's what I'll do thanks, I know his eye sights good I tested him, sees everything.
     
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    I think a vet check is a good idea. Also, as my tiel got older I started giving him senior nutriberries. They have different supplements, etc in them that can be helpful to older birds.
     
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    Thanks! I'll take him for a check, he's happy, I suspect it's his age
     
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