Dr.D : Hello ,Welcome to JA ,I am DrD ,I am a licensed veterinarian ,I will try to do my best to assist you with your questions today
Dr.D : How is she at this moment ?
Dr.D : Is she also bobbing her head ?
Dr.D : Can she stand on her perch normally ?
Customer: She doesn't bob her head. Shakes it once in a while. Her balance is good and she's quite active eating and drinking well stools are fine but a constant twitch in her wings
Customer: Oh yes and preening wings more than usual. Usually after twitching it's like the twitch is bothering her
Dr.D : Does she stop twitching when you give your attention to her or in touch to her head or back ?
Customer: When the twitching gets bad I cup her in a snugly position and it definitely gets less but still there.
Customer: If she gets interested in something it does lessen i think
Dr.D : Conures are known as attention seeking little creatures . They do it when they are looking for attention or when they are hungry.
Dr.D : Had couple birds with wing flicking
Dr.D : baby conure formula which is rich in nutrients did help to my patients
Dr.D : Also Conures both twich when hormonal, coming into breeding & flicker their wings as a sign of asking or begging.
Dr.D : Still I would take her to an avian vet for exam since she was away from home for a while.
Dr.D : To make sure she is not Hypocalcemic
Dr.D : or hypoglycemic
Customer: But she does it when we're not around as I peek through gap in door. And when she's looking away from us. Sometimes she doesn't even step up so I really don't think it's attention seeking. I've taken her to a vet already he said it may be muscles I just wanted another opinion as it is worrying me. It's constant. This behaviour only started since we found her again.
Dr.D : So there are no damages on her wings or on her chest
Customer: Slight damage to right wing but not broken
Customer: Quite minor she still flys
Dr.D : Did the vet prescribe any pain medication for wing damage ?
Customer: Antibiotics for prevention of infection and anti inflamotary
Dr.D : Why antibiotics ? Is ther any open wound or signs of infection ?
Customer: Is there any chance it could be mild siezures..
Customer: No he said to prevent any infections she MAY obtain from being outside
Customer: And being slightly wounded
Dr.D : Seizures ??? We see partial seizures in birds but I doubt this is the case with your bird
Customer: Why do you doubt? Very happy to hear that
Dr.D : She is eating , drinking well and she is not showing any signs of neurological deficits like falling of the perch etc.
Dr.D : off sorry
Dr.D : What do you feed her with?
Customer: I was worried it could be mild seizures from head trauma or poisoning. Google is the worst fro diagnosing symptoms!! I feed her good quality seeds, Harrison's pellets, fruit and veg
Dr.D : Harrison's is great.
Dr.D : Can I put you on hold
Dr.D : I am going to check for a product for her
Customer: Thank you
Dr.D : Ok.I am back.
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Customer: Ok thank you I definitely will. I gather this symptom is quite complicated to diagnose. But what is your thoughts? Constant wing twitching
Customer: Does get less when preoccupied
Dr.D : I think after she is gone out she got exhausted , hungry and had wing trauma which is a source of pain to her which makes her upset
Dr.D : I believe she will be acting normal in a week or so
Dr.D : this was a big event and trauma to her be
Dr.D : being away from home
Dr.D : Would you like to ask me more questions ?
Customer: 1last question what symptoms do birds with mites or other infestations show?
Dr.D : Constant itching,pulling the feathers,hair loss and damage to the skin due to itching
Customer: Not the same.. Ok thank you. No more questions.
Dr.D : Can you please let me know when she is doing well again
Dr.D : Nice to talking to you. Please tell Indi that I will be thinking of her. Best regards
Dr.D : Bye for now
Customer: Thank you very much. May I ask 1 more question
Dr.D : Go ahead
Dr.D : ??
Customer: She doesn't vocalise anymore since. She was quite loud before any ideas.
Dr.D : I understand your concerns but please give her some more time. If she is not back to normal in a week than please take her back to your veterinarian for re- assestment.If things not looking right to you do not wait and take her in .
Customer: Understood. Thank you. You will get a good rating from me. Thanks again
Dr.D : Thank you