My name is Pat and I am new to this group. My Quaker is a rescue bird. She was 15 years when we got her. She is close to 30 now. Her former owner thought she was a he until she laid an egg. She answers to Ernie. Currently, she is experiencing balance problems, tremors, sleeps a lot and fluffy up his feathers as if he is cold. Eats and poops fine. Still talks and loves to get and give kisses. This is my first Quaker. Also have an older cockatiel and an African Grey.
Welcome, Pat, Ernie, 'Tiel and Grey! Ernie is one of the older Quakers we've had with us on the Forum. No doubt you've given her good care and a great life. She does seem to be showing signs of advanced age, such as sleeping more and having balance issues. A veterinarian experienced in treating parrots could better determine if those things are age related or indications of illness. That she eats and poops normally, and is vocal, are certainly positive things. No doubt Ernie and the rest of the flock keep life interesting for you.
Post by Caseysmom on Sept 23, 2023 21:23:11 GMT -5
Welcome to the forum! What an amazing age for a Quaker. Ernie was lucky to have found you and your flock. Her symptoms are likely age related, but like cnyguy says you could see an avian vet if that doesn't stress her out too much