This morning at 3am, my cockatiel, Louie, had a stroke (or what I believe was one). It started out as him having a night fright. He has those every so often, especially when molting (he currently is). After his night fright, I calmed him down like usual and everything was normal. Then all of a sudden he started screaming a sharp cry that I've never heard from him and flew around my room. I had to hold him so he could not fly since he was running into things. I realized something definitely was not right so I called my dad to help me and he came. Louie was writhing in pain in my hands and calling short crys along with twitching. He favored his right side and leaned against my hands. He would stop for short periods and then go right back to it. He did this for two hours straight. After he calmed down a bit, he started twitching and chirping for 2 1/2 more hours. I could tell he was so tired, but he was in pain too. I believe that he was having a slight seizure or aftershock from the stroke during that time. He calmed down after that but we could not get him to eat or drink anything. I realize that he is very worn out and he is currently sleeping on a big fluffy blanket and looks peaceful. Both of his legs are functional, but he can barely move (again, weakness). I have heard that if cockatiels refuse to eat after a stroke, they will not be able to be healthy again and may die. I would like to know if there are any tips on how to feed him and what to feed him and if anyone has had a similar experience with their tiel! Also, he is about 9 years old. Any advice or comments would be much appreciated! Thank you so much everyone!