Re: Sideways head on blue black masked lovie
Posted by Evelyn on 5/11/06
Could she possibly be blind in one eye? I have a Fischer's
hen who tilts her head. She is a wonderful mother though!
On 5/08/06, Rowena wrote:
> Hi all,
> Here's a strange one. Just got in a blue blackmasked
> female. Her head goes sideways!! Not just now and then,
> but all the time. Background history is that she was a
> breeder for two years - supposedly his best one. One
> she was fine and sitting her eggs, next morning her head
> going sideways! Her coordination is a bit off but that's
> to be expected from a sideways view of the world. She's
> eating and drinking fine. She seems to get around her
> just fine, even flies up to the swing perch. The breeder
> retired her when he found that whenever she climbed in and
> out of the nest box, she was just clumsy enough to break
> her own eggs.
> He didn't see her fly into anything, had just had a vet
> check on his breeders a month or two prior to this. We're
> giving her her permanent home in retirement.
> Any ideas anyone? as to what - besides flying into
> something - may have caused this? Do lovies get
> neurological problems thru genetics? But no matter the
> answers, she'll still stay here, unless it turns out to be
> an illness that's contagious. Then we have to think of
> rest of the flock in the house. She's really a good
> looking bird, the sideways thing just seems to add to her
> personality! Rowena
Posts on this thread, including this one
- Sideways head on blue black masked lovie, 5/08/06, by Rowena.
- Re: Sideways head on blue black masked lovie, 5/10/06, by Andie.
- Re: Sideways head.../Andie, 5/10/06, by Rowena.
- Re: Sideways head on blue black masked lovie, 5/11/06, by Evelyn.
- Re: Sideways head on blue black masked lovie, 5/19/06, by Becky.