Following the mystery deaths of a large number of birds last winter, an equally curious
affliction seems to be affecting galahs this year, with a number of mature birds suddenly unable to fly and falling about in what appears to be an unco-ordinated and drunken state.
The symptoms do not seem to match any of the usual listed galah sicknesses.
One of these birds was examined by a vet who could not find anything physically wrong, but suggested a couple of days of rest might do the trick.
A second bird that appeared to be in a similar state was also picked up and the pair were kept warm inside a box overnight and released into a large outdoor cage with feed and water available during the daytime.