Cockatiel died suddenly
I had a 19 year old cockatiel. About 2 years ago we unknowingly lived in a house that had black mold in the basement. He got very sick with a lung infection but by the time we realized it and got him to the vet, the mold had caused lung damage where the vet said his lungs had scar tissue in them and that his breathing would always be somewhat compromised.
We moved out of that house about a year and 1/2 ago. He was doing fine. Two nights ago he died in his cage. Several hours before he had not completely stopped eating but had slowed down, not eating his normal amount.
My question is, do birds have strokes or heart attacks? Could the lung damage and his age have caused him to die quickly? Thanks for your help. I am distraught and just trying to understand what could have happened.