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In Memory Tributes and Memorials to Budgies which have moved on to the Rainbow Bridge
Thread Description:heart attack/broken neck?

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Old 03-03-2018, 05:42 AM
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Unhappy new budgie has just died

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Sad news - woke up this morning to find my lovely new budgie crumpled up at the bottom of the cage. He was still alive but obviously couldn't move from the neck down and his neck was in an odd position - although he could still move it around

I got him out to check/hold/keep warm but he died about 5 mins later. I wondered if anyone on here had experienced anything similar?

Not sure what happened - I can only assume the storm startled him last night or he missed a perch in the darkness of being covered up. Either way, I'm back down to just Razzle - who's adorable - but now won't know his new playmate until/unless I try again

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Old 03-03-2018, 07:01 AM
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I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your budgie.

There is no way to know for certain what caused your budgie's death. Any opinions offered would be pure speculation as no one can know for sure without a necropsy being performed.
The death could easily have been because of a stroke, injury due to a night fright or a genetic problem.

I would not recommend you rush out to get another budgie at this point in time.

I think you'd be better off spending more time with Razzle. Get to know him well and learn his temperament. Work on taming and bonding with him. Many budgies are quite happy being a solo bird as long as they get plenty of attention from their owner. Working with Razzle doing clicker training might be something both of you would enjoy.

If and when you do decide to get another budgie, please be sure you take all of the following into consideration.
https://www.talkbudgies.com/other-pet...other-pet.html

If you decide to get another budgie in the future, please be sure to observe quarantine for the new budgie.

Quarantine means housing the new bird in a different cage in a different room than the current bird (as far away from the room the current bird is in as possible) for a period of 35-45 days.

Budgies mask symptoms when they are ill. Symptoms may not show up for over two weeks.
Often you will not even realize your bird is not well. Many budgie illnesses are airborne which is why you need to quarantine your new bird in a completely different room.

It is also a good idea to always take a new budgie in to see an Avian Vet for a "well-birdie" check-up. This allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet and the vet can establish a baseline for your bird in case of any future illnesses or injuries.

Distinction between an Avian Vet and a Vet that "Will See Birds"


2. Introducing the new bird to the current bird

Introducing two birds


3. Flock Dynamics

Flock Dynamics


4. Where do you plan to get the new bird?

Why buy from an reputable breeder rather than a big box pet store


5. Vet Expense and Housing

Do you have the time, finances, etc to devote to another bird?

Are you ready, willing and able to house the new budgie separately on a permanent basis if it does not get along with your current bird after quarantine?

Be Prepared for Veterinary Care Expense
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:39 AM
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