eastern rosella

by laraine
(nsw)

Hi. My beautiful eastern rosella died at the weekend. He had not been sick at all and in the morning before he died, he was whistling and talking just like he always did. I have searched the internet to try and work out what could have possible happened to him.

He just died in the space of about 3 hours. He was a much loved member of our family and everyone is missing him greatly. Is this a common thing with these kind of birds because we would love to get another one but if this can happen to them we would not want to put ourselves through this again.

Our Loopy was only about 2 and a half years old and had been hand raised. He had a good and varied diet and appeared extremely healthy.

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Mar 25, 2008
Eastern Rosella died
by: The Vet

They don’t just die for no reason and without more information (such as diet, husbandry, etc.) I am not going to be able to tell you she / he died. You absolutely should find a veterinarian that can do a necropsy (autopsy) to determine the cause of death. This will allow you to determine if the disease was contagious before you get another bird. I am happy to set up a phone consult to help you with this, but a necropsy is going to be necessary before a final determination can be made. I am also willing to help you interpret the result if you have the necropsy done.

The list of possible problems is very long, but some possibilities include – bacterial infections (commonly found in water dishes if your bird is not on a bottle), fungal infection, especially if you use corn cob or other bedding in the cage, chronic poor nutrition can contribute if your bird is not eating a pellet diet, and of course if this is NOT a male, then there are multiple reproductive problems that can arise.

I am sorry to hear you have lost your beloved. Please let me know if I can do more.

Dr B

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