Post by Marianne Marlow on Oct 26, 2020 12:05:46 GMT
Thank you everyone, it just came on so suddenly - one day she seemed fine and the next day she was so weak that I knew that just being handled by me or the vet would kill her. She fell to the floor and was so breathless that I just had to leave her be until she recovered her strength enough for me to offer her the playground to stand on (she never obeyed taxi sticks or hands).
I couldn't even keep her in a cage alone to recover becuase even enough she had literally no strength, she would use what little energy she had, to try and find a way out of the cage.
At first I thought it was an iodine deficiency because of the way she held her head, but I am thinking that the lump near her vent must have been more serious than I thought or that she may have had an internal tumour that grew aggressively and hampered her breathing too.
It's just awful uncovering cages to find a dead budgie, I've witnessed it too many times now.
We're still very sad here, but George is a fighter and continues to enjoy life, he's the oldest budgie here at approximately 8 years and 3 months.
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.
Current recruits Bertie, George, Blithe, Colin, Daisy, Iris, Billy, Peter and Penny.
Passed on: Monty, Eric, Jerry, Roswell, Snowy, Custard I, Abbie, Charlie, Dumpling, Blueboy, JoJo, Billybob, Lucy, Hector, Custard II, Pete, Polly, Lemon, Sky and Basil
Marianne Marlow I'm so sorry to hear of Lucy's death, it seems to be a regular event on here lately Fly high beautiful little bud - you're a rainbow budderfly now. Hugs to you Marrianne, thinking about you & yours.
Jan 13, 2014 19:11:00 GMTsuesbird
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