I came home today to find my breeding pair of finches and their three babies dead, as well as my parakeet. When i picked each one up, they were limp, so had just recently died. Both finches were on the ground, the females vent was dirty and one baby was as well thrown to the ground. The other two were in the nest.
My parakeet was also on the floor, vent clean but still limp. We are throwing the bodies out and throwing out all of the belongings (perches, toys etc) exect the cages and food dishes which we will scrub over very well.
Does anyone know what could have caused this? I never had anything happen like this before. Both cages are up high, so nothing could have gotten to them. I am worried because i have a ring neck dove and one female finch left and i don't want them going in the same way.
Both cages had plenty of food and water and were clean. Any ideas? I was thinking toxic fumes, but i don't use chemicals in my house, but i have a neighbor upstairs. Could the fumes came through the ceiling and caused these deaths?
I'm so worried, and upset.