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We have had our guy for 22 years, so probably about 24 years old. Has been really great bird and healthy. Noticed today that he has been falling off his perch and seems to limping a bit but still eating okay.

Seems settled now, rang our usual vet, they offered no advice and couldnt see us for a week!!!

Is this old age catching up on him, we don’t want him to suffer.
 

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It might be old age catching up to him, and some possibilities are gout, arthritis, or a small stroke that makes it harder to use his legs correctly. Your vet should be able to tell you more after they've seen him.

Another possibility is that it's not age-related, and he has just bruised himself somehow and will be fine in a few days.
 

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If time passes and it does happen to be age related he can still enjoy life - you can make cage adjustments to accommodate changes in mobility. Check the forum archives to see what others have done to help their aging tiels - please don't put him down - he can live comfortably potentially for years.
 

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He has made a significant recovery, looks and acts close to his normal behaviour. We had already made changes in regards to the cage floor and positioning of his food and water. No worry, putting him down is the las5vthing on our mind, after 22 years you do develop a bit of a strong bond.

Thanks for all the great feedback and advice.
 

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He has made a significant recovery, looks and acts close to his normal behaviour. We had already made changes in regards to the cage floor and positioning of his food and water. No worry, putting him down is the las5vthing on our mind, after 22 years you do develop a bit of a strong bond.

Thanks for all the great feedback and advice.

Happy to hear he's doing better :)
 
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