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Sad and Confused - What caused her death?
I can't believe I'm back in this section again. I have already lost Calypso, my lovely yellow-crowned Kakariki to a window almost just a year ago, which to me was a deep, personal loss. But now I'm back again as my lovely little Splendid Grass 'Keet has passed. It was not any where near as hard as to handle as the loss for Kiko as she was not friendly yet but I could never say that I'm not going to miss her. For a Scarlet-chested Parrot that could not connect with me in a way my hand tamed birds can I will defiantely miss her.
But my next question is more a concern. What caused it? She was found on the aviary floor slightly near a wall. My faster examined her and he said she was slightly skinny. There is dirt on the aviary floor with grass that I put there for them to eat whih has only been there for about a week. The grass only covers about half of the aviary floor though leaving the other half worth just concrete. The birds can reach sunlight and shade and the weather has not been cold for the past two days however it was quite warm, but not boiling hot or anything. The birds defiantely have access to water which i clean atleast once every day. The ground is usually not damp but if it rains then a tiny bit of water seeps in through the sides. No illnesses were clear from the outside of the bird.
I've tried to figure out what happened but I just can't get it. Did she die from temperature change? Overheating maybe? A disease? Anemia? Enteritis? Did she fly into the wall too hard just as my lovely kakariki did the window? Did she starve when there was plenty of food and I saw her eating the previous day? My last guess is that maybe my 3 year old nephew Erik scared him to death when his dad took him outside cos he was screaming too much and carrrying on.
Please Help Me! I have no idea and the only thing in my bird book that possibly matches up to sudden death of healthy looking bird is Psitticosis. And the last thing I want is for a disease to spread round to my birds and kill them all.
Please, Please Help!!!!
-Rest In Peace my Beautiful Neophema Splendida
Proud owner of:
lots of chooks - KFC, Sooty, Squiggle, Speedy... etc...
1 Budgie - Schwepp
2 Yellow-crowned Kakariki - Kiko and (in memory of)Calypso
2 Splendid Grass Parakeets (In memory of Hera)
2 Diamond Doves
And 4 Cockatiels