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Offline Sharna81

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Two of our finches died today....
« on: October 12, 2009, 05:46:17 AM »
We have a large cage where we had m/f Gouldian finches and m/f Star Finches. The Gouldians had 5 babies early August.

All was going well til today, one of my housemates was leaving around lunch and he goes to me "Uh Sharna....you better come here one of your finches is dead."

Low and behold our male Star finch Jack was dead in the bottom of the cage  :'(

Then I noticed one of the baby gouldians was laying at the bottom of the cage looking very lethargic with its eyes shut. I took it out and had it wrapped in a tea towel. About half an hour later it had what looked like two seizures then it just passed away.

We took it to the vet for a nercropsy....it looks like it might be a bacterial infection so we've got the rest of the finches on a broad spectrum antibiotic.

Poor little birdies.

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Re: Two of our finches died today....
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 10:29:53 PM »
so sad... I'm sorry.  :(
I was thinking someone poisioned them.
Currently volunteering as a foster home.

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Re: Two of our finches died today....
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010, 11:00:59 PM »
Aww. I'm sending good thoughts that you caught it in time for everyone else to be ok.  :cookie:
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