My Blue Masked Lovebird died suddenly
by Lisa Weir
I had an adult Blue Masked Lovebird. He had been with me (along with my African Grey Parrot and Citron Cockatoo) for about 7 -8 years. I don't know how old he was when I purchased him. He lived alone in his cage and showed no signs of illness, ever. No dropping changes, frequency, consistency or color, no feather loss or puffiness, no breathing probs or discharge anywhere, he sang and flew around happily. Yesterday morning I brought them all up for breakfast, he ate his normal bit of banana and seeds, I showered him as normal with a light mist, put him back in his cage and went to work. Later after work, he was dead on the floor of his cage. This really surprised me as there was no clue of illness. I am going to take the other 2 birds in to the avian vet in a few days for a full checkup, just to make sure things are OK with them. Any ideas why he might have died so suddenly?
I am even thinking maybe it was a freak accident like he choked on a seed? Your input is appreciated.