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Old 03-24-2015, 05:15 AM
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I was sat here at my desk getting ready to start work, Peanut had been happily chirping away to me and was piddling about on the bottom of his cage, he climbed up two steps on his ladder and started making this horrible wheezing sounding that sometimes had little squeaks and then he fell off of his ladder onto his side.

I scooped him up but the was completely limp and just gasping gasping gasping and so weak. I didn't know what to do and thought maybe he overstuffed his crop with seed as I had seen him gag and adjust it earlier this morning.

All the meanwhile he was falling over in my hand and over all looking like he was struggling to breath. His mouth was open the entire time, something I have never seen him do. This went on until he just couldnt get up again, his little wings spread out

I flipped him over and as vigorously as you can with a birdie like this, began rubbing his chest in every direction I could, put him back on his legs, he fell over again still gasping... repeat. I had to do this several times before he kind of did one big gag and started breathing normally again.

He still looks like hes struggling to me, not with the mouth open and the wheezy squeaky noise, but every breath seems to look like a heartbeat, pulse pulse pulse.

Has anyone ever had this happen to them before with their birdie?? I have to admit I panicked and am still kind of shaken up by this because I have never seen him do anything like this before. At one point I was crying to my partner that he was definitely dying thats how lethargic and responsive he went.

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Old 03-24-2015, 06:19 AM
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This is indeed very scary I hope he is better, Perhaps a vet check up is in order.
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I hope little Peanut feels better now!
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He seems to be ok now.. hes on his ladder but wont go up to his favorite perch at the top, hes staying relatively low in the cage. I have removed his food and am going to put him on a feeding schedule.

He does seem rather subdued if I am to be honest... I will keep an eye on him for the rest of the day and if he doesn't perk back up, then I will call the vet.
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I would leave his food in his cage near the bottom so he can get to it when ever he wants or needs to.
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I would leave his food in his cage near the bottom so he can get to it when ever he wants or needs to.
I think part of it was that his crop was super stuffed. He's still bringing seed up and eating that, since he is within arms reach, I will be mindful to watch how much he eats, but I want to make sure he has plenty of water and partially empties his crop first before letting him be a gluttonous fool again

He is back to chirping and saying Pretty Boy now, whereas he wasn't talking to me at all before.
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When you say he is still bringing seeds up is he vomiting? He will be shaking his head when doing this it tends to go all over the place, or is he regurgating the seeds?
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He's regurgitating them, definitely not vomiting them.

He's back to normal now, a little extra cuddly with me but he is not behaving like anything is wrong.

It is possible it was a seizure? His little tongue and feet went a very ashy grey color while this was all happening. I didn't even think to try to get video of it but he was clearly struggling to breathe and was very very weak and limp while it was happening.
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That is really scary. I think I would call the vet. The fact that you say his tongue and feet lost color makes me concerned that is may be a heart issue. When a person has a heart attack they can go ashen also, as the blood is not
circulating properly. Hope he is ok.
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