Post by Rambosmother on Dec 31, 2018 22:59:25 GMT -5
My bird has just started sleeping on bottom of cage floor. This behaviour is new and I have not seen this in 24 years. He seems completely fine otherwise, eating, pooping, vocalizing, preening, all normal behaviour. During the day he will climb to tallest perch and hang out there. But it's just when lights are out for night time he goes to bottom to sleep . I pick him up and put him on a perch but he will just go back down . Anyone's bird does this but is not sick? I'm hoping it is behavioural and not an illness. I gave a vet appt scheduled in a few days but just hoping for some feedback.
Sorry to hear this...some elderly birds develop arthritis and as time goes on,they have difficulty staying on perch for extended periods. We had a 22 yr old cockatiel who did this sometimes. We got him a flat 4x4 piece of wood covered in felt like material that he used.the bottom bars allow him to splay out his feet dispersing his weight, which maybe why he does it. Bring this up to your vet on the visit. I know there's something out there on the web,so see if you can read up on it in the meantime. My bird buddy is almost 2,but I was thinking about building one for him with the piece of wood right in front of me ! Just haven't gotten around to it. It mounts in the corner secured by washers and wing bolts by the way. Best wishes and happy new year! Dinucci
Post by Rambosmother on Oct 6, 2019 20:09:20 GMT -5
Just wanted to let you all know that my bird saved my life. He was detecting a gas leak from a newly installed furnace. He was sleeping on bottom of cage because it was making him feel sick. I happen to finally smell the leak and had it fixed. He is good now. Sleeping in his usual spot up high.
Oh, wow!! How scary, I'm so glad everything is okay now!
Dani and Zach ---------- FIDS: Taz (Cockatiel), Chewy (Quaker) and Lily (Budgie); Bilbo (Dog); Diablo (Cat); Mr. Newt; Fish; Camelia aka Cami (Horse); Pork Chop (Guinea Pig) Rehomed: Mickey the pigeon, Gypsy the horse, and 4 of the Jackson 5 (Diamond Doves) RIP: Arnie, Conan, Sammy, Petey, Ms. Praying Mantis, Tito, Pico, Mantis Shrimp, Fuzzy Lionfish, and Phoenix