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Can A Budgie Hae A Stroke?

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A friend called me tonight as she knows someone whose budgie has had a stroke (diagnosed by the vet) and while I'm not sure how bad it's symptoms are she wondered what sort of recovery budgies have if any? Has anyone had any experience with this sort of thing??? I'd wonder what sort of clues to look for in case this ever happens to one of my own birds.

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A friend called me tonight as she knows someone whose budgie has had a stroke (diagnosed by the vet) and while I'm not sure how bad it's symptoms are she wondered what sort of recovery budgies have if any? Has anyone had any experience with this sort of thing??? I'd wonder what sort of clues to look for in case this ever happens to one of my own birds.

 

yes and mine died sorry i cant be of anymore help

 

it was quiet quick and no real warrning just fitz

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Yeah they do have strokes, some lost function in their legs, some one leg, some can't fly anymore. I guess it is much the same as humans and the symptoms depend a lot on the severity. As far as recovery is concerned; if the bird is not too damaged and still relatively young and/or mobile, they generally are pretty adaptable to new situations.

 

Plenty of them get around fine without the use of their legs or a wing, just use their beak and the appendages they do have. The important thing is to ensure they have food and water in a place where their new movement capacity allows them to reach.

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I had one with symptoms as desribed.

 

She was getting around with her head upside down and gradually got weaker untill she karked it.

 

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Agree with others... Yes they can, but depends on the severity ot it as to if they can get by or not. I had one who had a stroke and had to be put down. As to getting better. I don't think they do. As in humans... my Mum had a stroke over 10 years ago, and one of her symptoms is she is weak on her left size. With regular physio and gym, she has become a little stronger, but will never have full strength back. I believe with budgies, they can addapt to their disabilities... like haveing one leg ect... but if s/he can't eat, it would be better to end it's suffering. Please let us know what happens.

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My budgie, Kevin has over the last week taken on a serious tilt of his head..

He appetite is as good as ever, and he is drinking fine. His droppings are formed as usual, no discharge or change in consistency or appearance. Balance is a little off but he can get around okay. 

Little difficulty flying, but then he always has had.. could this be a stroke? 

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