Since I took Georgie too the vet last where they said he was all ok after I was worried about his behaviour. He was fine and always wanted to come out of the cage and fly, even up till last night and was eating lots, but otherwise sat around fluffed up and didn't really want to do anything...then this morning, he ate a little but was so unresponsive, even nudging him to wake him up was a task, he just didn't care, it was horrible.
So I took him again and he had really gone down hill sinice his last check....he said that he had mega bacterial that was causing him to be so ill and there was no cure because he had hidden his illness well, but it caught up on him quickly and it only showed in the end...his droppings only started to go watery today, the day he was worse then anything. From the last check he had got really thin but it didn't show unless he was felt and he made me feel his tummy too to show me
and he reckoned he probably would of died within a week if I had kept him at home and not brought him.
Treatment would have been no good because it had gone too far and was incurable..he reckoned his liver was failing too from the look of his droppings.
I could tell from today and what he said, that he was suffering, so it was best to have it put to sleep....and I feel so bad that I chose that, but it was for the best....but now I'm totally heartbroken...I loved him so much.
I still feel so bad that I didn't take him a lot earlier, but I didn't know as it didn't show. I asked if it was anything I did that caused these problems and he said no..it was a parasite in him before you even got him and which got worse over time..it builds up over time, but just doesn't show.
It's devastating typing all of this and thinking of him and looking around at his empty cage and not seeing him there!!!!! I even have to get rid of anything that belonged to Georige as it could be infected.
I got Georgie from the same place my sister's got her bird from and it died just after a year old and now I have just got Sky from there. I don't think I could risk it anymore and go all through this again, it's heartbreaking, it really is...and has horrible as it sounds...I am now thinking/wanting to take Sky back to that place I got him just incase he could have the same problems....I know it sounds heartless, but I just don't want to risk it...he is so beautiful too...but I am very unsure now after all this....I really don't know what to do.
I am going to get more budgies, but this time, from a breeder where I can see them with other birds in a better invironment and will get two together.
I will always love you Georige and miss you so much xxxxxx