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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-08-2013, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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I got home and decided to switch the budgies into Teak's new cage since he didn't really like it and move him back to his old cage. Teak's cage was blocked by the budgie cages and when I moved them I saw his body laying on the floor! I swung open that door so fast and reached in there for my poor lovie! I had a feeling of hope when I thought I saw his eye twitch, but I think that was just me trying to deny what was really happening. I rescued that lovebird from that neglectful owner, half naked when I got him and so weak, scared and malnourished and never bit me once because he knew he would have died without me. He was the star of all my school papers and essays and I got an "A" on every single thing I mentioned Teak in. And now I hold him, crying into his feathers and stroking them back, as I tell him over and over that my little "A" bird is gone. The saddest part is how I found him. He fell forward, instead of back, and when I found him I examined him and found he broke his neck upon impact and broke his breast-bone as well. If he wasn't dead while falling, he was dead when his neck broke. Is there any explanation why he fell forward? I've never seen a bird fall forward. With love, always. Stephanie

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I am so sorry for your loss

Are you sure he broke his neck? This is going to sound grim so I hope it doesn't upset you, but before a bird goes into rigamortis they are extremely floppy, but mostly at the neck. Their head tends to roll everywhere. It is however normal for a bird to fall forward. This happened to quite a few of the birds I lost. They were on their fronts, wings slightly out at the bend with their head turned to one side

It's great you had such a good bond with him. I wish my rescues would see that I'm here to look after them!

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I am so sorry for your loss. That must have been an awful way to find your baby. RIP.




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Aww I'm so sorry to hear about Teak You did such a wonderful thing by rescuing him and gave him the best life you could! He was very appreciative of your care and you can tell by how he showed his love for you Fly free little one, you are no longer in pain
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Yes. I'm positive his neck snapped unfortunately . Thank you for your kind words
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Do you know what he passed away of? For your flocks protection, it may be best to have a necropsy done

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The vet's guess is heart attack. It seems to add up
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