I want to start off by saying that I am truely heart broken & very sad for what has recently has just happened to my little friend Xena. As you yourself a fellow bird lover I know you can understand. We are a low income family but I will do my best to help Xena! I am hoping & wishing that you can just take a few minutes to read this & let me know what you think.
I have an African Grey, she is 3 yrs old, yesterday Friday Nov. 20th at 11pm she fell awkwardly from a 4 foot ring & was not able to flap her wings when she hit the floor, direct impact, I rushed her to the emergency vet & did not get home until 4am, that vet was not specialized in avian care and could not help, only advsed to take her to her avian vet asap, fee was $210. Next morning Sat. Nov. 21st I took her to her avian vet & she was admitted at the avian specialist, they have run xrays no broken bones show up. She is still responsive, eye contact, beak is strong but she cannot stand or walk, she sits on the floor & balances on her hocks, both feet clenched, when I sit her up she will will straighten her toes & place her feet in the correct position, when i lift her up, she moves both feet likes she is walking & can open and close both feet, her left foot is a lot stronger when she clenches her toes around my finger, her left toes not so much. The vet believes that it could be a neurological conditions b/c her balance seems to be affected (nervous system). Both feet move, she can still scratch w/ both feet, The vet is charged me $1400 for a 2 1/2 day stay, blood examines came back really good, calcium is good, the vet advsed that she is a really wealthy girl.
Today is Sunday. Dec. 6th, Xena seems a lot more alert, she will eat on her own, drink on her own but she still cannot walk or stand or perch on her own. Xena has a large vocabulary but for the 1st 4 days did not speak or whistle anything, the last couple of days she has now spoken & whistled a little bit everyday. It just seems like she doesn't have the strength in her legs. Because she is feeling better she tries to do things that she is not ready to do yet, she gets very frustrated. I have her in a 10g glass aquarium, keep her clean, & talk to her & help her as much as I can, I have taken all these days of work just to help her.
Thank you so much for your time. I am hoping you might have heard about something like this happening to another bird. Can she get better & how long does it usually take. Hoping someone would have some ideas that would help us, if not hoping I am hoping you may know someone that could help. Any information would be really appreciated
Thank you so much for your time.
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