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Necropsy results so far

I finally heard back from my lovely AV a few hours back. He did the necropsy on Clyde (orange winged Amazon for those who don't know). This is what we know so far...

1. Clyde did not 'go light' like the other birds that had passed away and if anything was still very fit

2. His kidneys, liver, lungs and everything where clear

3. He had intestinal bleeding which appears to have come from not eating (though I see my birds eat little and often)

4. He had a very large build up of grit in his crop

What is to happen next? Tissue samples are going to be sent off to a specialist to see if we can get to the bottom of it. Right now we are thinking there is either an infectious disease which has flared up (though unlikely) or there are fumes in the house. The symptoms really don't match up though and as you can imagine we're all very confused and upset

My vet was gutted to hear of Darwin's passing. He absolutely loved that bird

I don't understand where the grit has come from. I have removed all cement perches and such just in case, but I believe if it was insoluble grit then it could have come from his many previous homes. I never feed my psittacines grit and never will

Regarding the intestinal bleeding, my current birds are going to be put on to a medication that will line the intestines to prevent any of this happening to them too. They're also going to be put on to Baytril

I hope you can all bare with me. I'm just so destroyed. I've lost such a large part of my life and every five minutes I'm checking up on the remaining birds, cringing when I walk over to the cages hoping I don't see another bird dead. Toby said not to build up my hopes with them doing well and he can't guarantee no more will pass away

Both my home and people from the rescue where I got the birds from are going into quarantine as recommended. The rescue have been amazingly supportive of me and are actually paying my vets fees. They were very concerned about me and really are sorry that such horrible thing would happen to us

Fingers crossed for the rest
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hope he is fine and none of the other birds get it if you need any ting come talk to me, fingers crossed for you



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Thank you. I'm afraid Clyde is dead though... he was cremated
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so sorry to hear but maybe there is still hope you never know god will help you trough this problem keep hoping and trusting in god.



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never doubt god and if Clyde does pass away don't be to hard on yourself and still know that god did not want it to happens he loves us and he knows you love Clyde and he mourns with you if he dyes he created Clyde and he loves Clyde as well.



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Clyde is already dead


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oh no i have been through this with my budgies and i was torn as well i did not have enough time to rush them to the vet hope your okay please don't be to hard on your self and i will keep you in my thoughts and in my prayers. hope your okay so so sorry for your loss Clyde the orange winged amazon



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So sorry to hear Daisy, I hope you can get a definitive answer as to what happened with your little green sweetheart
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Oh, Daisy... This must be so tough. I've already been talking to you about it all and you know how I feel, but this just completely breaks my heart. I hope you know I'll always be here for you.




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Thanks all. So far we've lost 9? birds. It's very lonely now


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Prayers for the rest of your birds Daisy... hope you and Jack are doing ok.
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Hang in there!

I hope you and your AV can get to the bottom of this.
I know that feeling when you go do a head count never knowing if there is going to be a missing bird. Gut wrenching to say the least.

I would tend to agree with you the grit will be from previous owner not knowing better.

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Well he certainly had no grit here just parrot food, fresh fruit and a digestive woman we got him off for you fed him a lot of chips but no grit there either... Must have been in that crop at least 8months??? That's bad

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Thanks all so much. Everything has been one big struggle recently. I just wanna hide in bed all day and not come out. Too much heartache when I do!
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Omg Daisy I didn't know Darwin passed I am so so so sorry and I'm so sorry for the trouble your having right now my heart goes out to you

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Well he certainly had no grit here just parrot food, fresh fruit and a digestive woman we got him off for you fed him a lot of chips but no grit there either... Must have been in that crop at least 8months??? That's bad

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I know it wasn't you Layla, don't worry Toby told me to take all of my concrete perches away in case they've all decided to try and eat them however I haven't seen a single scrape on them insoluble grit stays there I'm afraid. So if all of the owners before us were feeding it (most people do feed their birds grit because they aren't aware of the dangers and it's sold in most pet stores for birds) he would have had a massive build up over time
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Lol I know you didn't think it was me sweet I'm just surprised it stayed in there over 8months but then again like you say if it's insoluble then where else would it go...

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So sorry for your losses, I hope you get an answer soon.

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