I feel so sad for you ini, how terrible poor little thing. Perhaps he was a bit young to fly the coop? Mind the breeder should have known this?
I had a budgie years ago who died not long after I got him but seemingly he was born with a tumour! I found out after the event. It's horrible watching any pet die but sadly that's the way of things as their little lives can be so much shorter than ours.
What sort of spasms did Bubba go through, ini? I have seen spasms in their legs and feet, but not flapping as Marianne Marlow has described.
Why did I not say anything? Because photos do not tell the whole story. You can take a photo of a bud having a fluff and someone might look at it and say that bird is sick and fluffed up when the reality is very different.
PS It is called a necropsy when done on an animal. And SQ's point is spot-on. Buddy needs to be given the all-clear, as well.
We are not Vets, Avian or otherwise. If you have any serious doubts about your budgies' health an appointment with an Avian vet should always be your first point of call.
I'm so sorry for your loss Ini, it is a terrible but comforting thing to have your beloved pet die in your arms...so so very terrible and mentally shaking...but comforting to know that they felt love and some comfort as they passed. It doesn't matter if you had him 5 days or 15 years, love is love and when something like this happens it is heart breaking.
You and Bud are in my thoughts and I hope you get some good answers from his vet visit and that the Necropsy will shed some light on things. Again I am sincererly sorry for your loss.
Thank you. Bud was taken to the vets yesterday and got the all clear. The vet doesn't believe it was anything catching, more likely genetic. However, to be on the safe side he advised I throw out all of Bubba's toys that can't be cleaned, and give the cage a good clean, which I have done already, but will probably do again. Now the question is.. do I want another..