Charlie was on gabapentin for pain management at the maximum allowed dose for his size in addition to acupuncture/laser treatment2x week. Unfortunately we were unable to continue managing his level of pain after two years and exhausted all options. His legs kept lifting/stiffening up behind his back at a very awkward angle, and amputation was not an option. We had Charlie for a little over two years and spoiled him rotten during that time, but it became clear when it was the end of our time together (he stopped eating his regular food, would only sometimes take treats, was no longer playing/destroying his cage, I actually tallied how many bad days he was averaging compared to the good in a journal).
Charlie was at least 29-30 years old, which is considered very elderly for his species (Blue Crown Conure). I'm now mom to 9 birds (all rescues) one which also has physical special needs, though not paralyzed