Bird Concussion

Bird Concussion

Head injuries occur when. Wild birds fly into glass windows or frightened caged birds fly into the cage wire.


One or more signs may be exhibited:

  • Depression.
  • Loss of balance.
  • Circling with or without head tilted.
  • Weakness of wings and legs.
  • Convulsions.


  • Possible shock should be counteracted by keeping the bird warm and quiet.
  • Confine the bird in a box padded with a piece of toweling and place it in a quiet, secluded area with an air temperature of approximately 30°C (86°F).
  • If the bird is confined to a cage, lower the perches and remove any toys and the water container.
  • If the bird is unable to perch, cover the floor with shredded newspaper.
  • Contact your veterinarian.

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