Why did my bird die?
(Byron Bay, NSW, Australia)
My bird flew away 3 days ago, he was missing for a whole day, but a family and found him being attacked by there cat they saved and took care of him, but when we found him - the next day - he was completely normal.
We put him back in his cage and he was fine. The next morning i noticed that he was laying at the bottom of his cage and i just thought that he was resting.
I came home from work later that day and he could not even stand up. I fed him fresh water - for energy - but he didn't seem to eat or drink...
For hours he just stood there, sometimes laid down. Then He started having fits and flapping like crazy, then he look like he was possessed and his legs were stretched backwards, his tail and head were pointing up as high as they would go, then he was silent for a while then the seizures happened more constantly and on about the 4th one he fell over and slowly stopped breathing. It was horrific to watch.
PLEASE for peace of mind could someone let me know why he died? The cat got one of his feathers but he wasn't bleeding, he was generally healthy but he may not have had water for a day or two as he was in the wild until that family found him. And he had very bad diarrhea (runny poo, in case i haven't spelled it right, and when I say runny - I mean slimy water - no poo at all even.