Why did my budgie die?
My brother had a budgie that we had for about 6 months before it died. The bird showed no signs of being sick the day before. Today he was at the bottom of his cage, in the corner stiff, he was barely alive and died shortly after we picked him up. I do not know why he died and was hoping you could help me out.
To me the bird seemed abnormally small his body was only about 3" or 3 1/2" long including his tale he was almost 7". He also had a deformed back toe that flipped up not curled down. This bird was hand tamed and was sold to us for only $15 is it possible that the breeder knew this was a sickly bird?
When we got him he was fully feathered and loved being petted but after about a month he started to get some new feathers and suddenely didnt like to be petted, I know these feathers can be painful but i didn't know if there could be more to it. But his diet was not as good as i would have hoped my brother never gave him fruits and veggies so i would put them in his cage once or twice a week and he would usually eat all of them.
He was usually given alot of seed but he didnt always add more each day maybe every other day and he always had water. If this sounds like it is our fault our budgie died please let me know what we can do different in the future. Thank you for your time.