I’m concerned with the health of my 7-year-old parakeet. Here are some odd signs I’ve noticed in his behavior:
- aggressiveness – he was used to be very tame and friendly, now he bites my finger when I bring it close to him.
- fatigue – looks lethargic to me, refuses to leave cage, last time he flew he could only circle the room twice and when he landed, he started panting and shaking.
- he couldn’t even climb back into the cage for about 10 minutes. Most of the time, he just sits in the cage with ruffled feathers.
He is still eating fine though, and there are no signs of a fracture, tumor, loss of feathers, or anything like that. Do any of these symptoms sound familiar? Do you think he has some kind of a vitamin deficiency? or is it just old age? What should I do? I hope someone knowledgeable can help me figure out the problem.