possible cause of cockatiel's death

My 3 year old cockatiel escaped from the home and spent 2 days in the wild before being found (he flew into someone's house 3 miles from us.) He came home and returned to his normal robust self after a day of rest. However, 4 weeks later he very suddenly died. He became lethargic in the afternoon, sitting on the bottom of the cage, and died over night. I believe his feces had been unusual - I seem to recall it being liquidy and bright green in the morning and later that day it was dark. I wonder if his death is related to his adventure in the wild - perhaps a bacterial infection; perhaps the stress triggered a latent chlamydia. Or perhaps it is just a coincidence.
Thanks for your help,

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Feb 05, 2013
Death
by: Anonymous

Parrot fever?

Sep 12, 2012
CLIPPING!!
by: Anonymous

sorry to hear of your passing. just read some comments about clipping, yes very good idea. i just had one complaint. i did take mine to a pro not once but twice. and learned that quickly how to do my own birds. the 2nd time, when the (PRO) clipped its nail it bleed, i didn' even bother with the wings, i have been doing it myself ever since. good luck on your journey however you decide to choose....

Sep 12, 2012
Possible cause of Cockatiel's death.
by: Anonymous

I'm sorry for hte loss of your companion. It's never easy to lose a pet.

I will say however, this is the exact reason why I keep my birds wings clipped. To prevent them from getting outside.

Having a birds wings clipped may seem cruel to some people, but to me it's cruel not to clip them. A bird who can fly can escape, or fly into windows, or other objects, and seriously injuring themselves.

If you choose to get another bird, I highly suggest wing clipping. It only costs a couple dollars. Some bird shops will do it free.

My birds for example get their grooming done for free at the shop where I purchased them, except one. I had her for ages, and she was passed down. Bc she was not purchased there, I have to pay the $6 to get her wings and nails done.

Bird grooming doesn't require an expensive vet bill. :) Please consider it this if you are considering a new feathered friend!

Sep 11, 2012
thanks for your response
by: Anonymous

Thank your for taking the time to respond.

Sep 11, 2012
Cause of Cockatiel death
by: Tracie

I wish there was a way to come up with reasons birds die over the Internet, but all anyone can really do is guess. Your possibilities are good, but the only way to know is to take your bird for a necropsy, sorry.

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