Bird with an equilibium problem

by annie wahl
(lakeville mn)

I have a big beautiful White Breasted Gouldian finch who seems to have an inner ear problem. It is not twirling as I have seen videos of this condition. He leans to his side balance and can fly up, not forward. Very strange. Is it an ear infection or something neurological?

I have no experience nor have I come across this in any reading or research that I have done. If you think it is possible for your bird to have an inner ear infection, why not call a veterinarian and ask for their choice of an antibiotic to treat for an ear infection in a bird? Most of the avian veterinarians that I have had successful dealings with really did not need me to bring the bird to them. I do hope this works for you and your bird. Best Wishes, Jeanie

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