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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-16-2004, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation AuG! I don't understand!

Today, when I woke up, my peach faced lovebird, Peachy, was on the floor underneath his food bowl. Sometimes he does that but most of the time, when I notice, he flies back up to his perch. But today, he didn't do that! He couldn't use his feet! He sortof hobbled around the cage, it was so sad! So, I wrapped him in a soft shirt and pulled him out. I knew he was sick because he allowed me to do this. Well, soon afterwards, he apparently lost use of his wings, that or he can't control them anymore! I padded the bottom of the cage with shirts and left food and water in accesible locations but I am so sure he's going to die! I have no idea what happened or what I did wrong! Can someone help??
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-16-2004, 09:58 AM
 
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Take your bird to an avian vet immediately!!!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-16-2004, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've lost him.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-16-2004, 12:30 PM
 
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So sorry to hear this. Birds are MASTERS OF DECEPTION often times being quite ill before ANY SIGNS can ever be seen. It's a matter of life and death for them in the wild... they just cannot afford to show signs of being ill. This is why owners often do not realize their bird is sick until it's too late

If there are other birds in the home, it would be wise to take this one into the vet to find out the cause of death...it could save the other ones to find out what went wrong. And of course, a complete sterilization of the cage is in order.


Very sorry for your loss
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-16-2004, 01:09 PM
 
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I'm really sorry to hear about your loss.

Please follow Deb's advice for your other bird's sake if you have them.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-16-2004, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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I definetly will. The cage has already been sterilized and I am working on moving my other bird out of the room where the Peachy was. Has this ever happened to anyone else?
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