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Old 11-04-2013, 09:36 AM
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This morning DH went to feed the birds and one of our white wings, Kiwi, was dead on the bottom of the cage. Her sister Pickles was obviously quite ill. I rushed her to the vet and they put her in a heated cage, gave her fluids and a feeding directly into her croup and they are going to do blood work as soon as they think she can handle the blood draw. Pickles is underweight and the vet said that the inside of her mouth is moist, which is unusual for a bird so they are thinking maybe an upper respiratory infection. The other two birds, who are in seperately cages, seem fine but it's hard to tell with birds so we may have to bring them in to be checks out as well.

I'm so upset and worried sick. I was in tears when I called my boss this morning to call off. Pickles could really use all the prayers and good vibes you guys could possibly spare....
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:41 AM
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Oh no I'm so sorry. I really hope pickles pulls through
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:43 AM
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Oh no I'm so sorry. All the vibes for Pickles to pull through, and ((((hugs))) for you.
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They did bloodwork. Pickles is anemic, her uric acid levels are off the chart and some of the other levels I'm less familiar with are not good. I'm off to take Kiwi's body in to be examined and they want me to bring Yoda in later this afternoon. Solo freaks out being out of his cage so they are going to wait on us brining him in.

They basically don't know what's going on. It could be something toxic in their environment, even a toy. The vet really doesn't know if Pickles will make it.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:53 AM
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Very sorry about Kiwi and many vibes for Pickles!! how sad and scary
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*****vibes!!!!******

Hope hope the vet can help you get to the bottom of this quickly. It's always so scary with exotics.

I'm so sorry to hear about Kiwi.
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I'm so sorry about Kiwi

Sending all the vibes I have for Pickes.
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I went and saw Pickles. She still seems very sick and the vet said that she may die. She does have the strength to perch which is a good thing. She will have to stay a few days at least. The bill will be between $600-800, not counting what it will cost to bring Yoda in to be checked. Thank God we have money in savings, but it's just an added stress.

My poor Pickles. I know as pet owners we are not suppose to have favorites but she is just very special to me.
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Oh no! I was going to ask about taking Kiwi in to see if there might be any clues. =< How sad. I hope Pickles pulls through and the other two are okay!
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:57 PM
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I'm so sorry some of these critters are just so fragile

No gas running in your home, something leaking? My boss found out about a leak when her dog started having seizures and she took him to the vet and her clear up somewhat fast. Don't know if that would give time for anything else in the body to be affected with birds though.

Sending all kinds of good thoughts for your birds!!
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