tea tree oil on my cocateil - cause of his death?
could use of tea tree oil on my cocateil be the cause of his death?
My cocateil was loosing all his feathers on his neck and head and appeared to be sick, there seemed to be a small hole by his neck so I used water and tea tree oil to spray all the birds. The water rolled off their feathers but not on him. He was trembling so I took him out to clean his neck and applied tea tree oil on it, the oil was diluted with water. He died while I was doing that? Could I have squeezed him and cause him to die? Or did the tea tree oil have killed him.I figure I needed to take care of him. He was about 15 yrs, I feel so distraught and guilty as if I caused his death. Had I left him maybe he would have lived longer, I don't know, I just feel so terrible as though I shortened his life.
The other cocateil is in the cage with two parakeets should I buy a replacement or will he be fine? My thinking is that a replacement will out live him and I will have to start the cycle over? Any suggestions.
Thanks, Lena in Sunrise Fl