sun conure sudden death
by Cheryl Dinkins
My sun conure, Shamus, just died a few hours ago and I have no idea as to why. He was fine all day his typical active, chewing, screaming self. I cooked dinner around 6pm and gave him his millet for his treat. 3 hours later I went to get him as I do every night and he was huddled in the far corner of his cage obviously in distress. When I picked him up he was limp, lethargic and in respiratory distress. His breathes were long and grasping and far apart, he could not hold his head up at all. I called the vet and while I was on the phone he made 4 chirps laid on his side and his feet curled under and he was gone.
I would like to know what could have caused this or if you could give me some ideas as to what happened to him. He was my best friend. Very loving and devoted. I hope he did not suffer and hope he had some comfort knowing I was there holding him. I am all broken up. I feel guilty like maybe it is my fault cause i have a gas stove and after dinner tonight I turned off the stove but left the door open. Could he have been poisoned from the gas stove. Even though the stove was off?