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View Poll Results: How was your Budgie lost?

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  • Flew away / Lost

    7 23.33%
  • Ground accident / Falling object

    1 3.33%
  • Ceiling fan / Trauma from blunt object

    1 3.33%
  • Door Accident

    1 3.33%
  • Drowning

    0 0%
  • Food poisoning

    1 3.33%
  • Teflon / Gas poison

    0 0%
  • Tumors / Unexplained growth

    6 20.00%
  • Repertory illness

    1 3.33%
  • Hyperthermia (heat exhaustion)

    1 3.33%
  • Hypothermia (lack of heat)

    0 0%
  • Starvation / Dehydration /Malnutrition

    2 6.67%
  • Old age (natural causes)

    3 10.00%
  • Predator Bird attack

    1 3.33%
  • Trauma from larger animal

    0 0%
  • Bed accident (sleeping with owner)

    0 0%
  • Heat attack (from stress)

    1 3.33%
  • Suffocation

    0 0%
  • Burns ( from extreme temperature)

    0 0%
  • Unexplained death (found Budgie deceased)

    9 30.00%
  • Other

    6 20.00%
  • Other

    0 0%
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    Most Common Causes of Budgie Death

    Loss of a Budgie for me (and I’m sure most members and readers of Tailfeathers) can be a devastating event. It’s one of those rare events in life that I will always be able to recall the exact unfolding of events and my emotional state when it happened. There aren’t that many things in life (at least in mine) that can stop my day/life in its tracks. I had mixed feelings on polling such a unpleasant topic but thought that the information would be valuable. Id like to gather information on how Budgies are lost in the hope that it might bring awareness to owners on dangers they might not be aware of . The world can be a dangerous place for Budgies, lets help them beat the odds so they can live longer lives. Please check off one or more boxes once for every budgie you’ve lost. I whish there was a way one could put more than one vote in a single category, let me know if there is a way .. I’m sure I missed some categories, I you end up selecting “other”, please reply with a cause that you couldn’t find a category for.
    Last edited by Curtis; 11-21-2006 at 07:14 PM.

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    Re: Most Common Causes of Budgie Death

    The "other" that I checked:

    My budgie (who I named "Budgie" - I was 2) lived to the age of 8. He was healthy and happy until my uncle and his friend came to visit from the UK. This was the mid-80's and everyone still smoked. My uncle's buddy smoked those heavy tar cigarettes, and he'd smoke in the room Budgie lived in. My poor little bug died about 5 days after the two of them arrived. To this day, I firmly believe that the cause of my bug's death was exposure to the extremely toxic smoke from those tar cigarettes. I have always (even at the age of 10) believe that they were just too heavy for his poor little delicate respiratory system.
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    Re: Most Common Causes of Budgie Death

    I posted "other" as well.

    We had three budgies growing up and, for the life of me, I can't recall why or how the first two died. The third though, Mikey, lived to about eight or nine. And he was a fantastic budgie! He ate dinner with us and talked and whistled until the cows came home (figuratively... we didn't live on a farm).

    Well, one night everyone forgot to put him back into his cage (although the cage door was almost always open anyway) and there was a thunder/lightning storm. We guess that he tried to fly to his cage during one of the flashes and he broke his neck by flying into the wall. I had moved out by this point, so it was my Mom who called to tell me... It makes me very sad to this day...

    So now I am very careful about tucking Percy and Angel in for the night.
    RIP My Beautiful Percy
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    Re: Most Common Causes of Budgie Death

    I did not lose the poor bird. he survived because my husband just happened to be home. I had place a tassle made of silky threads that I got at a store for curtains. I figured he would like to play with the threads. He hot so tangled in the threads and was squaking for a while until my husband finally thought something was wrong. Because he is an escape artist we always tie the cage shut. So he was panicking, knotted the tie and had to go find scissors. He cut the bird loose and realized that their were tiny threads wrapped tightly around his neck. As you all can imagine, a panicked man trying to cut the threads off a tiny little neck of a budgie is not an easy task. He di it though and placed the bird in the cage. He layed there looking very tired and not moving. My husband called me to come home quickly. By then the bird seemed fine and has been ever since. The message here is be so VERY careful in your choice of toys.
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    Re: Most Common Causes of Budgie Death

    The 'other' that I ticked was to do with egg related problems - egg binding and egg peritonitis.

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    Re: Most Common Causes of Budgie Death

    The other I checked was because we never figured out what happened - it was an injury, most likely trauma from running into a window, although the collision didn't seem that bad at the time. She had extensive bruising along her flank and leg and something wrong with the air sacs on that side, as well (I didn't understand what). It was a two-week fight, and so sad when she, and we, lost.

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    Re: Most Common Causes of Budgie Death

    I did the 'other' had to do with egg related problems - egg binding.
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    Re: Most Common Causes of Budgie Death

    Moderators
    Can we have one of the Mods edit the category list to make one of the two "Other" categories into "Egg binding" and put 2 votes from the current "other" in there?

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    Re: Most Common Causes of Budgie Death

    I'm sorry that I missed the egg binding, I hope one of the mods can add it to the list.

    Tracy I like the "cage for each bird setup you have, how has it worked out? Do the birds try to get into the others for "hostile takeovers" ?

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