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Convulsions or fits

These are also the result of a disordered brain or sometimes from a stop­page in the intestines.

The parrot seems to be dizzy, and twitches violently, beating its wings and twirling around. Or it trembles, totters and falls from the perch. The causes are about the same as apoplexy, but it is a much less serious disease.

It is sometimes supposed to occur from keeping the bird in too small a cage. When the attack comes on take the bird in the hands and hold firmly in an upright position to prevent it injuring itself. If you fear the bird biting you use thick leather gloves or it may be placed in a cloth-lined basket and covered with a cloth. Put a few drops of cold water in its mouth or sprinkle water on its head.