Two conures dead wihin twelve hours, help me understand.
I had a Red Mask and Jenday who were perfectly fine when I went to work yesterday. When I came home for work and the gym welve hours later, they were both dead. Both bird were 'rescues' and so I am not sure of their exact age. I had the Jenday for 16 yrs and the Red Mask for 10 yrs.
They were both male and shared a single cage that is 48 * 24 * 36 that can opened on top when I am home. They go along extremely well, often cuddling and grooming each other.
My first though was carbon monoxide, but I checked my detector and it was working fine. Also, my cats were fine, and I didn't experience any of the warning signs myself.
My next thought was that they gotten too cold. My roommate left a window open before he left town for a few days. But a look at the thermostat showed it was inside temp was 65, which is what I have always had the house set at. he cage is not in a breeze way, so I don' think it was a draft.
I have been getting their food from the same pet store for years. When I give them fresh fruit, it is always from a list of safe food and I make sure that all seeds are removed. They were give fresh water the night before, and were behaving like normal when I left.
I know a necropsy should be done, but their vet is out of town for a week helping his daughter settle in for college. I just would like some idea of what happened. If it was just one of them, I could see old age, but both of them, it had to be enviromental. Right?