Yesterday, I took Bezukhov to the vet.
In the last two weeks he has had at least 5 seizures. Seizures seems the most descriptive word for them, though it is not yet confirmed what it is. These ‘episodes’ last just a matter of seconds & then he is completely back to normal.
- Starts initially with an alarming, loud screech
- Head tilts back
- Temporary paralysis
- Eyes open but vacant stare
- Lasts for only seconds
- Appears unaware of what has just happened & carries on as normal
On seeing these, I was reminded that he has had one or two before but I thought he had probably got a seed stuck in his throat & they were over so quickly that I thought nothing of it at the time, particularly as the gap between was so long (months/years).
It is worth noting that one of his ‘episodes’ occurred whilst he was fast asleep, head under wing. This seems to suggest they are not stress-related.
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