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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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About once a day my lovebird twitches its head left and

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About once a day my lovebird twitches its head left and right for about three minutes. Need I worry ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. We don't have many avian vets on this site. Can you upload a video of Birdie's behavior to our conversation? You'll need to upload it to an external site such as YouTube and then give me the link to it. Be sure not to mark the video as private.

I need to clarify if the twitches indicate partial seizures or, instead, a behavioral action. If the twitches occur at the same time every day, seizures would be unlikely.