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    Cockatiel died last night

    My cockatiel of six years, Mikey, died suddenly last night.

    It's really bothering me because he showed no signs of illness until the day he passed. I noticed he had a black mark on his beak yesterday that wasn't there the day before, and then it began to peel. This has happened before and I didn't find anything odd about it.

    For the rest of the day he seemed ok. He played with his bell, had a few bird conversations with people, ate and drank...it wasn't until later in the night when he started preening. He was really going at his feathers, really pulling at them. After that, he was out of breath, but continued playing with his bell and other toys, and even ate a little. About an hour later I go to check on him, and he's really gasping for air, and he's about to fall off his perch.

    I took him out and held him, he started making gagging noises, and his tongue looked out of place. He didn't last much longer after that, and he died in my mothers hands. I didn't see this, but my mom said some blood came out of his mouth.

    I really don't know what happened. I'm going to send him for an autopsy, but has anyone heard of anything like this before?

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    Re: Cockatiel died last night

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how hard it is to lose your baby like that.

    I'm no expert in cockatiel illnesses but from what you describe it sounds like it was a lung problem. Other than that, I can't tell you anything I'm afraid, only offer my condolences.

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    I am very sorry for your loss. Was there anything unusual about your home? Teflon maybe? I'm not sure but it sounds to me like he was inhaling something that really seemed to have bee bad for him. I'm very sorry and I hope the necropsy gives you some answers so future risks ca be eliminated.

    Fly free Mikey.

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    Re: Cockatiel died last night

    Very sorry to hear about your tiel! From what you have said maybe he choked on something.

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    Re: Cockatiel died last night

    oh no! im so sorry for your loss! im sorry i cant offer up any advice on what it could have been either. i hope you can find out some answers. fly free little friend!

    Mom to 5 cockatiels: Sammie,Charlie, Peanut, Merlin and Cosmo and 1 Green Cheek Conure: Petrie

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    Re: Cockatiel died last night

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I agree that is does sound like he must have inhaled something toxic. Sudden deaths are known to occur in otherwise healthy parrots (tiels included) by inhaling fumes from toxic agents. Overheated non-stick cookware, fumes from cleaners, scented candles, plug-in air fresheners, nail polish/nail polish removers, febreeze and stain removing/guarding products like "Scotchguard" are very toxic when used near birds and can cause death shortly after exposure. Another cause of death could be related to food. Did he get a snack with something in it he normally may not eat? Something with avocado, rhubarb, eggplant or something like that in it? While out of the cage, could he have ingested part of a toxic house plant or something else he should not have?

    Again, my heart goes out to you. Six years is a long time to bond with a feathery friend, and its not easy to accept it when they're gone in an instant.
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    Re: Cockatiel died last night

    So sorry for you loss.

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    Re: Cockatiel died last night

    I'm sorry for your loss

    I lost one in a similar way about a year ago

    She was perfectly fine all day, matter of fact a hour before she died I was in taking pictures and video taping her, she was in a silly mood wanting to put her face in to the camera, If i didn't have it aimed at her she'd chirp at me until I did then she'd pose or do something silly - This was not normal for her, BUT i thought she was finally getting used to me

    Then it was bedtime and we were putting all the birds who were not in their cages in their cages, And i heard sneezing, - didnt think nothing of it birds sneeze, but when it lasted more then just 2 or 3 sneezes, I looked down to see who it was, and it was her and blood was pouring out of her nose and mouth

    of course this is at 10 pm on a Saturday night, no Emergency vet and only avian vet is a over a hour away and long past closed for the weekend, I took her out of her cage, and put her in a smaller one in the living room and sat with her, caressing her head & talking to her she died about 5 mins later

    The house we lived in had a mouse problem (from the previous tenants ) We were careful to only use pellets that killed mice in the basement NOT upstairs and definitely not around the birds, we put the packages in our crawl space ,didn't know the mice would carry a pellet around with them , ended up doing just that, and when the stupid mice (or mouse) was in the birds room it dropped the poison pellet in the food dish to get the birds food and my Bird ate the mouse poison pellet. they were all removed from the basement, and I went and bought a ton more traps to put through the kitchen and I will never buy those pellets again.

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    Re: Cockatiel died last night

    to me and i'm no vet it sounds like toxicity. i mean obviously i'm no expert and i wasn't there. but that's my personal opinion. fly free little one. and i hope peace finds both of you.

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    Re: Cockatiel died last night

    How awful, I am so very sorry How heartbreaking... it's hard to believe it can all be over in an instant like that... :'(

    Please tell us the results of the necropsy when you get them... it could help many other people avoid the same situation if it was caused by something in his enviroment


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    My heart goes out to you. I lost my coco 2 years ago without warning it is so hard to loose them like that. I still miss him so much. you have my deepest sympathy

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    Re: Cockatiel died last night

    I am so sorry for your loss and please let us know when you find out.

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    Re: Cockatiel died last night

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Please keep us updated on the cause.

    Cockatiels are like potatoe chips....it's hard to have just one!

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    Re: Cockatiel died last night

    I know how you feel i just lost my bart yesterday (friday), she was in my arms when she went, and ive been thinking about anything that it could have been.

    Today has been so hard, my first without her so i know what your going through.

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    Re: Cockatiel died last night

    I'm so sorry for your loss

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