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Hi everyone. I’m sorry to be joining you under such sad circumstances. My beautiful boy aero died this morning or during the night. Hehad started to go stiff so must’ve been a few hours although he didn’t feel flat cold. I took him to the vets last week as he was puffing his feathers up and had poo stuck around his bottom which is unlike him. The combination of these 2 was enough to make me really worried so I took him the same day to a specialist bird vet. She said her first diagnosis was an infected crop and prescribed baytril and nystan. The differential diagnosis was that something could be stuck there like he’s swallowed something he shouldn’t have but I doubt that as he’s so picky and won’t eat anything but bird seed/pellets and sometimes strawberries. This was last Tuesday and now he’s dead 😢 I can’t stop crying I’m so so upset he was only 18months old and so loved by everyone I’m the family. His cage pal blue is fine just missing him and shouting for him. I’m not convinced this was a result of an infected crop. I also noticed that the feathers under his beak seemed to be missing since he got ill. I’ve been wondering if it could’ve been a tumour maybe? He was still eating and drinking right until the end. His poop wasn’t green or anything but had started sticking to his bum. Whether that was down to consistency or being too poorly to clean himself I’m not sure. Any advice is welcomed thank you everyone
 

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So sorry for your loss, I know how painful the loss of a beloved pet is. The only way to know for sure what the issue was is to have the vet do a necropsy. Please consult with your vet about whether or not it is necessary to treat Blue in case anything may have been passed between them. Fly high sweet Aero.
 

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So sorry for your loss, I know how painful the loss of a beloved pet is. The only way to know for sure what the issue was is to have the vet do a necropsy. Please consult with your vet about whether or not it is necessary to treat Blue in case anything may have been passed between them. Fly high sweet Aero.
Thank you for taking the time to reply. I’ve been looking on google (which isn’t always a good idea I know) but his symptoms seem to point to a yeast infection. The vet is calling me back soon as I asked to speak with her this morning but with it being bank holiday they’re busy. Not sure I want him cutting open which I know sounds silly but I don’t like the thought of it :(
 

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Thank you for taking the time to reply. I’ve been looking on google (which isn’t always a good idea I know) but his symptoms seem to point to a yeast infection. The vet is calling me back soon as I asked to speak with her this morning but with it being bank holiday they’re busy. Not sure I want him cutting open which I know sounds silly but I don’t like the thought of it :(
I understand about not wanting him cut open. There is a chance that it could have been Avian Gastric Yeast, sometimes with that a bird can die suddenly and the organism does not always show up under microscopic examination of a fecal sample.
 

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I'm very sorry for your loss of Aero and certainly understand your devastation.
Please realize that any "answers" you get from an on-line site regarding what could have caused his death are pure speculation.
The only was to know for sure what the cause of death was would be to have a necropsy done as Cody has explained above.

Spend as much time as you can with Blue as he will be grieving the loss of his little friend. Try to be as calm and upbeat as possible when you interact with Blue as he can pick up on your emotional state.

We hope you will find the information on the forums helpful in giving Blue the very possible care. Looking forward to seeing posts from you after you've had a chance to mourn little Aero's passing.

Fly high and soar freely sweet Aero; rest peacefully now wee one.
 
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