Why did my Conure die...? D:

by Sydney
(Woodbridge, VA. USA)

Hi.
A few days ago, my beloved Conure died suddenly. The day before he died he was PERFECTLY fine; acting just like himself. But, the next morning he was slowing down and sleeping a lot. That night, he used the last amount of his strength to fly over to me, tweet my name, then he slowly pasted in my arms. I just don't understand why he died and it would put me at peace to know and hopefully prevent his brother from dying from the same reason.
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My bird has been on the same food since we got him, he played with his brother every day, we clean his cage constantly, he got lots of sunlight and fresh water. My mom's a bit of a bird freak so his life was pretty good.

Please do give me an answer... My conure Lotus was the best bird I ever had. I still can't believe he's gone. His grave is marked with a Japanese marble tablet and behind that is a porslin Lotus flower.

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Jul 16, 2011
Why did my Conure die...? D:
by: Linda

Please take your living bird to an Avian Vet as quickly as possible in case what your other bird had was a contageous infection of some sort. If you decide to not do this, you may be burying another bird is a few weeks or less.

We recommend once a year exams to see how organs are doing and if birds are free from infections. This is the only way to know if your bird has some problem with heart, kidneys or liver so it can be treated and saved.

Linda

Jul 15, 2011
Conure died
by: Tracie

How very sad. :-( Dr B can not tell you why your bird died, because he would have to run tests to figure it out.

Birds die for all sorts of reasons. It could be that he chewed on something toxic, if he was allowed out of the cage. It could be that someone cooked something in a Teflon toaster oven, cleaned the oven using the self cleaning cycle, ironed a shirt with a Teflon coated iron, cleaned the house with a toxic chemical, sprayed air spray in the room or plugged in an air freshener etc.

The list is miles long. It could have had a bacterial infection, if your bird drinks from a water dish instead of a water bottle, it could have had a disease.

I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I had the answers, but only a necropsy (autopsy for birds) will tell you what happened to the bird.

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