I am heartbroken. I had to put my baby Roscoe to sleep last week because of PDD. He was the only bird in the house. He was only 16! 9 years ago he had seizures and stopped eating they had no idea what was wrong with him. Slightly calcium and magnesium deficient. I treated him with supplements they prescribed as well as an anti inflammatory. He bounced back and recovered. 520 grams. I had him since he was 7 months old. Always took the best care of him. Best foods, huge cage and even his own night room. My avian vet said he probably contracted it from his parents but I did board him a couple of times and took him to the vet for check ups. I have always read that PDD is highly contagious. Blood test was negative but proved to be false negative. Radiograph confirmed the diagnosis. I am posting this so that fellow parrot parents will think twice about boarding their babies or even taking them to the vet unless it is necessary. I am dying inside, my house is too quiet. PLEASE think twice about taking your parrots around other parrots. I should have known better! Broken Heart in NC
I am sorry to hear this. Those of us who have lost a grey baby know how heartbreaking it is. I couldn't stop crying after losing Max and didn't start to feel better until I considered getting another baby.
Max will always be in my heart and we still tell stories about him. Now Chyloe is my sweetheart bringing love and joy into our home.
Max, CAG (In my heart forever) Taz, Tiel (Rest in peace my sweet girl) Chyloe, CAG