Parakeet died during storm, can sudden loud sounds scare a bird to death?
I found our Parakeet dead in her nesting basket after very loud overnight thunderstorm. That night we put her to bed by covering her cage.
The next morning I didn't see her at first when I uncovered her cage. She always sleeps on her perch, 1 foot up, head tucked. She never did more in the nesting basket than play and fluff paper shreds. She had been eating, playing, "talking" and was a very active and happy bird for the short 6 months that we had her in our family.
Can sudden loud sounds frighten a bird to death? We are brokenhearted and keep wondering what could have happened. She had no marks of physical trauma and felt to be healthy, as in no apparent broken bones and a good size.