I am new here with a 16 year old Female Timneh Grey.
We rescued her a month ago, and have seen some recent new behavior.
Everywhere she sits she fades out or melts or hunches or slouches over after
a few mins on a perch or your shoulder or your finger or anywhere she sits.
She basically is sitting on her tummy with her feet pulled under her and not upright.
Sometimes she hunches so far over her head is lower than her tail.
On her perch when she tries to sleep she "melts" forward and then wakes up and catches
herself. Sometimes she sleeps with her head turned back in her feathers like normal and
and she is fine that way.
We look her to the Vet, she did an exam and took a blood test and did a yearly check-up
and they said that she had a bacterial yeast infection and gave
me an anti fungal and a pain killer to give her. The vet said that she also may have hurt
This was 2 weeks ago, and things have not gotten better.
Her balance is terrible, and sometimes she falls off her perch.
We moved her into a smaller cage where she is sleeping at night,
so that she cannot fall down too far off her perch, and we put a pillow
under the perch in her night cage and a towel under her large cage
that she is in during the day.
Here is a video of her in her day cage : https://streamable.com/2z57k
She is eating fine and her poop is fine...She is talking, playing, climbing, taking a bath and acting fine otherwise.
I am really stumped and concerned that something is terribly wrong with her.
We have a follow up Vet appointment on Friday.
Has anyone ever seen this type of posture / behavior?
I have attached some photos of her in her smaller night cage. I also have a video I can upload in a little bit that is her in her
larger day cage. When I took these photos there were no perches for her to stand on.
Just added a couple of pictures of her slouching on her perch in her large day cage.