What do these movements mean? Dec 13, 2018 15:06:47 GMT -5
Post by itsaduck on Dec 13, 2018 15:06:47 GMT -5
Hello, I've had my 16 year old quaker for around 3 weeks now, but during the first week I took her to the vet because she was making the movements in the video below (head banging, twisting inward with mouth open, beak clicking, swallowing) repeatedly, along with yawning/neck stretching. I thought it was a gapeworm since the cage she came to me in had meal moth larvae in it. The vet said it was unlikely, x-rayed her and found pneumonia, so she stayed with them for two weeks of antibiotic treatment. She came home this Sunday after the vet determined her breathing was clear, but she immediately started doing the movements again so I filmed this and asked this forum what they thought, as well as sending it to the vet. The vet said to bring her in for 24h observance, and they prepared an oxygen tank for her. But she didn't even need it, she didn't do any of the movements there and her breathing was still clear. She came back home and started up again so I've been ruling out possible causes specific to my home. I'm at a loss now though, she's been doing it regardless so all I can think of is that it's territorial because this morning there was an added tail fanning movement and she only seems to do it in her favourite spots. Still in talks with the vet but it seems all they can do is a blood test for an infection, which they don't want to do unless something gets worse because it would be dangerous for her. Do any of you know if this is a territorial thing quakers do, or have encountered a health problem that might cause it?