Why did my miniture Mckow parrott die suddently last night?

Why did my minature McKow parrott die suddenly last night? He was about 13 years old. He was checked over by a vet a month ago as we thought he was stressed but was ok, heart rate was high but that was to be expected as he was placed in a cat basket to take him there. We are in shock as we thought he would live much longer, and was such a great companion.

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Nov 02, 2012
Macaw died suddenly
by: Tracie

The only way to know why it died is to take the bird to an avian vet for a necropsy. So sorry for your loss.

Birds do hide illness, so if the vet did not run blood tests then he/she would know if the bird is ill. If you took the bird to a dog/cat vet, then they likely didn't know how to care for birds anyway and could have injured the bird just from handling it improperly.

Many birds die from exposure to toxic fumes in the air or from chewing or ingesting toxic items. Please review our Toxic / Non-toxic for birds list before purchasing a new bird.

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