Dont know why my bird died

My 26 year old Blue Front Amazon died yesterday and I am trying to figure out why.

Over the last year or two he has had gas (it seemed like). He would crouch down, move up and down and struggle a bit, then after like 20 seconds he would put his tail up and fart (it looked like he farted) and then he would be ok. This would happen once every few days.
Another thing is that when we would eat something, he would want it. He would whistle and talk and get and excited until we gave something to him. So if it was bread, or chips, or whatever we would give him a piece. if we were eating spaghetti, we would rinse off the sauce and give him the dry noodle, etc.
Another thing is that I recently took him to my parents place and dropped him off there since I was going on my honeymoon. He was kept in his cage there next to another cage with 2 African grays, and another cage with 2 loud little ring necks. He was never around other birds and may have been overwhelmed? He also hated me dad since he was attached to me, so my mom would have to feed and take care of him there. (He was there for about a month until he died there yesterday)
Other than these three things, I can’t think of any other signs why he would only live to 26. Any ideas? I am really sad, mainly because I have NO IDEA how he died, any information would help. If he was like 60 and died it wouldn’t bother me so much since, it may just be old age.


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Nov 10, 2012
Bird died unexpectedly
by: Tracie

I am so very sorry for your loss. Dr B has not been answering questions lately, I am not sure why. Even if he read this though, he would not be able to tell you why your bird died. You would need to have a necropsy done to determine the cause of death.

If the bird is allowed around the house, on the floor etc. then it is possible it ingested something toxic or breathed something toxic. It is possible it had a genetic condition that nobody would have ever known about too. If the bird was not eating 80% high quality pellets like Harrison's, then it may have been a nutritional cause.

Again, I am sorry you lost your friend.

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