i am so devastated... my little birdie honeydew just died this morning. he seemed so healthy and happy just the day before, but yesterday(sunday) i noticed that he wasnt chirping loudly as usual to be let out of the cage when i woke up. he did come out, like what he normally likes to do but i noticed that he just hid in corners and slept.
i had him for about a month, and he was truly one of a kind.. he was friendly from the get go, and LOVED to come out and play. he would run around the room with his little two feet, and learned quickly to trust me and even my friends, hopping on our arms.
he had a day when he slept alot before, and was fine the next day so i thought maybe it was the same. and since it was sunday, all the vet offices werent open. i scooped him up in my two hands when he seemed weak all of a sudden, and cradled him in my arms, which ive never done before with him. i felt his breast bone for the first time and it seemd like it was jutted out. i tried to feed him his favorite treat, and he ate it... and finally he seemed to get better after few hours, and by then i had throughly cleaned his cage and food bowls so i gently placed him in his cage and went out for an hour or two.
when i came back it was 10, and i had covered his cage- i checked on him, and he was sitting on the cage floor, which was not a good sign. he kept losing his balance, so i decided to take him out and put him in a small shoebox where he will be safe, and watched over him. i also put a lamp close (but not too close) to keep him warm. me and my roommate watched over him till 4 am, when he finally seemed to be sleeping but still sick.
the whole time he seemed dazed and kept looking up, and kept losing his balance. his body was contorted at one point, and he seemed to have no control over his body... his wings were twitching at times, and his feet were limp. he seemed to still recognize me and my roommate because he would still come near us. i dont know what was wrong with my honeydew!! i called the 24 hour vet office 3 hours away (my hometown, since im away at college), and i tried to describe his conditions but all they said was that i had to bring him in, which i could not do at 3 am, esp. when its 3 hours away! and i have no car.. and i felt bad asking my roomate.
when i woke up this morning, he was not breathing anymore.. i was devastated. i was a wreck.. if it had not been for my friend, i would have just spent the day staring into empty space. i was so excited to have honeydew... i just want to know what had caused his sudden sickness. and should i be worried about virus/bacteria since he was in my bedroom??
it was so hard to see my baby in such excruciating pain... i was in tears when he was stumbling towards me. could it have been a concussion?? the day before, he was in the sink with the faucet turned on lightly, but all of a sudden he jumped out(his wings were clipped from the store) was falling toward the toilet-- so in an attempt to catch him so he does not drown, i tried to cup him in my hands mid-air, but he kept fluttering and fell on to the bathroom floor with his beak first. he seemed alittle shocked but seemed to be okay-- if this is what caused his death, i would feel sooooo terrible!
i already feel so sad as it is... can anyone tell me what the cause might have been? is there anyone with similar experience??