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.