Fran, that is not being blunt at all. I think what erks me the most
is how people take these birds into their homes and don't even
think about the vet care it needs. Unfortunately, I have found
anyway, that an Avian Vet, is much more expensive then lets say a
vet you would take your cat or dog to, or any other animal. They
just don't think about it getting sick. Its impluse buy is what I say.
And your right, how can we diagnose what is wrong with the bird on
the board. When my African Grey Cody turned a year old, one day I
came home to find he plucked his feathers over almost his whole
body. I was in shock, but the HAD to take him to the vet. 500
dollars later they told me he was fine, that he must have been
spooked. However it was worth every penny to know he wasn't ill, and
I was able to breath a sigh of relief.
You are 100 percent correct in what you said. Sometimes blunt needs
> Kitty, please give your friend Amanda some good advice:
> DO NOT BRING ANY KIND OF PET INTO YOUR HOME THAT YOU ARE UNABLE
> OR UNWILLING TO PROVIDE VETERINARY CARE FOR.
> To answer your question, none of us can take guesses as to what
> your friend's bird died from. The point is the bird suffered and
> is dead because your friend is irresponsible.
> Sorry for my bluntness.