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Today brought a disaster within the aviaries. What a day it has been !! :fear

My dear husband did something I was unaware of and brought home some branches for the birds in the aviary and put them in my aviaries as well as his own. That was yesterday, and I wasnt told about it and didnt know.

My first check of the birds this morning.....sick birds everywhere !! Then I saw the branches !! I quickly removed them and caught up all the sick birds. Birds that yesterday were stunning in size and vigour were today thin as thin and scoured from green faeces passing through the night. They were weak and struggling.

In short I lost two of my youngsters...Churchill ( yellow and green dom pied baby of Winston ) and a cinnamon Green that Daz said to keep an eye on as it would turn out okay ( show type ). I have 15 birds in sick cages under treatment and warm lamps. Mostly the smaller birds, as in youngsters, are most affected. It's all about bodyweight and ingestion of the offending branches, leaves and nuts. The bigger the budgie the less affected it is. Ken lovingly put these branches in my showbird aviary, my main aviary and my youngsters aviary.........all unbeknown to me.

The vet says, there is nothing to do, but see it through and treat the symptoms, which I am doing and then wait and see who makes it and who doesnt. The birds are also on charcoal based products to try and remove any remaining toxins.

Some of the other birds in the aviary, look terrible...dropped wings and fluffy looking, but seemd to perk up a bit later in the day. I have favourites looking very unwell.

Time will tell what will happen tomorrow. The poisonous branches were boxwood. Ken believed because they had "gumnuts" on them that they were natural australian gumtrees. They werent and I would have told him that if I had known what he had done or was about to do.

Very scary stuff and yet not quite over. :(

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sorry to hear that your birds are sick Kaz. Not much that can be done. Know your flock is in our thoughts and prayers

 

Might I suggest a lock for the aviary - to keep the well meaning hubby out - (Laughing out loud)

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sorry to hear that your birds are sick Kaz. Not much that can be done. Know your flock is in our thoughts and prayers

 

Might I suggest a lock for the aviary - to keep the well meaning hubby out - lol I wish ....he has to go through mine to get to his :fear

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Oh! Karen.......what a disaster.....Keeping my fingers crossed for you. Don't know what else to say.

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Oh Kaz I'm so sorry. Your beautiful birds!!!

 

:fear

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so sorry to hear about your precious birds

Karen , i hope they recover and that you don't lose any more

in our thoughts , cheeky and roger

 

 

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I am still reeling, since you told me :fear I'm hoping that you don't lose any more. Hard way for Ken to learn a lesson about checking with you first :(

 

 

*hugz*

 

Feathers.

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Ken Ken...and you are right he is well meaning but this in my book Mr. Ken is the LAST straw you must stay out of Kaz's aviaries. Know we love you - you are awesome but stay out please....:fear.

 

Kaz, my heart goes out to you I can't imagine and know I am thinking about you and all those budgies.

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I have been out checking the birds in the hospital cage...one in particular is seriously not well but hanging in there. I hope and prey for no more dead budgies with the new light of day tomorrow.

Ken has done some things before on impulse and not thinking that has cost me birds. Whilst I have not "ripped his head off" over this, he must stop doing things without checking with me first. He questions my knowledge often and it has bad consequences. Thankyou for all your good thoughts and wishes. There are worse off than us right now. All I can think about is Shawna and what she is going through. With that....this is nothing in life's great scheme of things to be worried about. Biggest hugs to Shawna and the little fellow. :angel1:

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Kaz.. make sure they don't dehydrate. see if you can mix up a batch of aloe vera. Leave the skin intact. it will act as a laxitive. Also the enzimes will help strengthen them. You have to wait 24 hours to use it. All the best.

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Kaz.. make sure they don't dehydrate. see if you can mix up a batch of aloe vera. Leave the skin intact. it will act as a laxitive. Also the enzimes will help strengthen them. You have to wait 24 hours to use it. All the best.

 

Thanks Daz. I am also crop feeding some of the sick with additional fluids also.

Some in the hospital cage have eaten some fresh eggfood, so thats promising.

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Guest Phoebe

:fear Well it's late night there and early morning here, how is everybody making out?

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:( Well it's late night there and early morning here, how is everybody making out?

We wait to see what tomorrow brings having done all we can for today. :fear

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:fear Yes, go to bed and TRY and get a good nights' sleep, you have done all you can and it's out of your hands, HUGs to you too! Keeping your guys in my prayers as well. :greenb:

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OMG I felt sick when I read this- what a horrible feeling you must have had when walking out to see the birds. I've got a picture of your aviary in my head with all the happy birds and I just cant imagine them sick!

Good luck to you and the birds, and what an awful way for Ken to learn about toxic plants!!

Our budgie toes here are crossed

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OMG I felt sick when I read this- what a horrible feeling you must have had when walking out to see the birds. I've got a picture of your aviary in my head with all the happy birds and I just cant imagine them sick!

 

I felt exactly the same, Pie, it makes it all so real actually having been there, doesn't it. I just felt ill and sat with my mouth hanging open when I found out :(

 

Feathers

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Hugs Kaz my thoughts are with you tonight.

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Hugs Kaz my thoughts are with you tonight.

 

Thanks Elly :(

This morning when I checked the birds, there has been no more deaths. Half the birds in the hospital cages are looking a bit brighter. So there is hope. :D

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Good, that is somewhat of a relief but I know not enough as they still have ways to go. Keep us updated.

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:( Sounding posititive! (thumbs up) :D

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eek. Kaz I just read this now. You poor thing. i hope they all pull through okay.

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good luck, i hope they all get better.

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ohhh :D poor birdies, and i bet ken feels so terrible

 

i'm glad to read your birds seem to be on the improve, i'll check back in to read updates on your feathered babies

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This morning when I checked the birds, there has been no more deaths. Half the birds in the hospital cages are looking a bit brighter. So there is hope

 

That is brilliant, hopefully they just get better and better from this point on. You are so lucky that you found it when you did, or it could have meant the loss of so many more poor babies.

 

 

Feathers.

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A whole day has passed and we have had no deaths amongst the budgies. There are possibly two in the hospital cage still not looking up to par, and time will tell. A cold, windy, rainy day so the ones in the hospital cages stayed there in the warmth and to get well again.

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