Green wing macaw- breathing
Hi there, I am an 18 year old girl and I work at a pet store and a few days ago I found one of our 9 month old sun conures at the bottom of his cage on his back feet clenched, barely breathing, with his wings spread out and eyes closed, as I rushed him to the vet he passed away. Unfortunately with the franchise I work with we need approval to get a toxicology report done on the conure from our employer so I have no idea how he died. Now, we have a green winged macaw that is only 6 and a half months old who earlier started breathing fairly heavily just how the sun conure did a day before, he was fine one minute and then all of a sudden it sounds like he's gasping for air. He is at the vet now, but since I was unable to take him to the vet I do not know what they would have told my manager. I am unsure as to why firstly our conure died, and why our macaw started breathing heavily. Since I am so close with the macaw (we like to call him Spartan) my managers asked me to try to calm him and relax him while they called our avian vet, usually "Spartan" would talk and try to play peek-a-boo with me, however he was not his talkative self. Is it possible that there is a "bird flu"or a parasite responsible for these incidents? Thank you for your time.