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What happened? So sudden.

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wildturkey
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What happened? So sudden.

Post by wildturkey » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:33 pm

Hi Guys,

I joined these forums yesterday for tips and tricks in regards my IRN.

Unfortunately this morning, 5am, i found my ringy dead on the bottom of his cage. "Birtie" was a 4 month old Blue with Black speckled wings, an absolute gorgeous bird that was already parrot whistling and responding to voice commands. He would come to me on the command "go" He would fly to his cage ont he command "home" He would also go to my kids pencil case and get a pencil when i said "find"

So instead of introducing myself and my friend, i am asking if anyone would have any idea as to what the cause of death may have been. Birtie was healthy and very playful yesterday morning. However when i returned home he was perched on the top of his cage, sleeping, and in a fluffed state. He would not step up and he seemed very lathargic. I thought he may just be tired, he eventually jumped on my shoulder and went to sleep. I put him to bed at 9pm, that was the last interaction the family had with Bertie.

His diet consisted purely of Apple (treat) and Parrot mix with the odd carrot thrown in. As i said he was healthy and happy only 24 hours ago.

This was my first ring neck, i am now a bit put off to get another.

Cheers.

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Post by Poochletty » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:30 pm

I'm afraid that I can't offer any insight as to what might have happened. I just wanted to say that I'm so sorry for your loss. Birtie sounds like he was a wonderful friend.

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Post by Oliver and Justin » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:35 pm

i am so sorry for your loss.

Maybe your bird hid his/her sickness for a long time and you never knew about it.

I really cannot say cause i have never had a sick bird.

may be some one on here can help that has some experience.

Sorry for you loss :(
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Post by Donna » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:17 pm

Wildturkey Sorry for your loss. :cry:

I also sent you a PM as to what I think your bird could of died from.




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Post by pinkdevil » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:43 pm

Oh no...that is so sad. :(

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Post by Lene » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:48 pm

I am so sorry to hear this... I can understand you're devastated..

I wonder if you could get an autopsy done?
Cheers

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Post by catschair2 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:57 pm

My condolences. Don't give up on ringies though; you will know when you are ready to share your life again.
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Post by wildturkey » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:48 pm

Thanks for your thoughts and kind words guys.

I think i will get another ASAP.

Cheers

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Post by Donna » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:59 pm

You can always put his photo and a little story about him in Rainbow Bridge It helps ease the pain some.




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Post by inept » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:12 pm

If you really want to know, you could get him necropsied. The quick onset suggests to me some sort of underlying condition that you may not have known about or possibly some environmental toxin. You may want to know what killed the bird before getting another lest the same thing happen.

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Post by Amazonite » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:29 pm

awww sorry for your loss, he seemed like a smart little birdie.

Let us know what happened if and when you find out so we can all watch out for signs too.

Hugs from Amazon and myself
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Post by alana8819 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:12 am

sorry for your loss they are wonderful birds i hope you find out what happened

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Post by Lauren » Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:38 am

I am very sorry for your loss. Its must be a tough time for you. Might be too late now, but sometimes the only way to tell what happened is to have a necropsy done. :(
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Post by ryelle » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:34 pm

sorry for your loss too :(

my friend has an african grey, and he got very very sick with a calcium deficiency three months after getting him, which she didnt know about until he was acting strangely. the veterinarian told her it was an underlying problem from before she got him and nobody knew. you should try and find an answer though through an necropsy though,it will help put your mind at ease i think

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