A bit of a sad and hard blog for me to write, but I feel that typing this out will help me get my emotions out.
As some of you know I have owned budgies for a few years (4 in total). I now have 1.
Last Monday, I took Sunny in for an emergency vet visit after he became severely distressed that morning. Upon examination he appeared to have a small wound which looked like a budgie bite from a fight.
I was sent home with some pain medication for him and he had a check up this Wednesday and the vet said that the wound was doing well and the bruising had subsided.
Last night he became very distressed again and upon avian (bird) vet advice, he was separated from the other and placed in the travel cage for the night.
I took him straight to the vets first thing, and bear in mind he was already in the travel cage which is enclosed on 3 sides, so I didn’t see him properly.
When the vet took him out, we were both horrified to see a large nasty wound on his right wing, then it got worse. He also had one on the other wing. Overnight he had ripped feathers from both wings. He was in terrible pain.
The vet told me that he was in for a very long and intensive recovery, which may still not work.
She decided to let him out to see how well he could fly.
All he did was wobble around the table. He was not with it and was not in good shape whatsoever.
My Mum came in to the examination room and I just started crying, so the vet told my Mum that we had come to a decision to relieve him of his pain, and let him slip away.
He was taken to the operating theatre and overdosed on anaesthetic gas.
He has now been buried next to one of my others.
He was a rescue budgie who was adopted by me after Sky’s previous companion was put to sleep.
I have fought back tears whilst writing this, and have taken the day off work, as I can’t face it.
Sky, my remaining budgie is very stressed and is breathing heavily. She is now my main concern.
Sunny passed away at approximately 9:45am, and will be missed greatly.
- 2 Oct, 2015
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