sick rainbow lorikeet
I found our rainbow lorikeet asleep on the bottom on his cage. He jumped onto my finger as I opened the cage. Did his morning dropping before taking him upstairs to my daughter. He squaked at her as he usually did. After around 15 minutes we noticed him making funny head/neck movements. We watched him for a few minutes and he did not seem to bring anything up as I thought he may have been vomiting. The bird showed no other symptoms of being sick before this.
We took him downstairs putting his cage into the sun. He climbed into his cage and sat on the perch. I noticed his heart beating quite quickly then he started to have trouble breathing. He was panting with his beak open. I took him straight to the vet which took me around 20 minutes. As we walked into the reception area of the surgery the bird let out a squak, My daughter was holding him sitting on a towel, he squaked 2 more times then died.
We were both too upset to wait around for the vet. The reception nurse felt the bird and said he had no reflexes. We had to leave before finding out what it could have been. I know you will not be able to give us a definate answer but we are just looking for some clue as to what it could have been. He was eating and drinking as he usually did, had clean fresh food and water daily.
Thanks for any info you may be able to provide.