Hi everyone, I've only recently stumbled upon this forum and am so glad I did! I think I need someone to talk to who loves birds as much as I do. You see, my dear little budgie Fry, has been diagnosed with fibrosarcoma (a type of malignant tumor) that apparently is extremely rare in budgies. It all began before Christmas when I noticed that Fry started limping. Of course I quickly took him to my avian vet, but he couldn't figure it out & eventually chalked it up to being a soft-tissue injury of some sort. Fry recovered quite well, until 2 weeks ago when he once again started limping. So back to the good Doctor we went for more tests. Long story short, a physical exam, x-ray and cytology tests later, Fry was given the devastating diagnosis fo cancer.
I am absolutely heartborken...he's only 1.5 years old. I lost his cage-mate Bailey just last October to a disease he contracted from the pet store where I got him. The thought of losing Fry now just leaves me.....I can't even begin to explain.
Apparently there's nothing anyone can do except wait for Fry's quality of life to decline to the point where....well you know.
Anyway, thanks for listening...it feels better just to talk about it.