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Moss

Sparkles99

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Moss passed away last night, extremely suddenly. It looked like there was profuse bleeding from the vent. There was a lot of blood underneath perches in two main pools & around the cage. Cloud tried to convince me to somehow resurrect him. Aurelius & Marzipan screamed a lot. Now every budgie is subdued. Cloud is on Moss' favourite swing.

Moss' body was taken to Lynwood Animal Hospital for a postmortem. The preliminary, cosmetic one showed: great body condition; eating 'till the end; bleeding in the lower digestive tract; very acute with no devitalisation of tissue. She mentioned the possiblity of something that sounded like ulcer colitis in the voicemail, but said it's very uncommon. I've never heard of this.

Tuesday I have to call them to have the choice to either have a more intensive postmortem in house by the avian vet or to send his body to a pathologist. Either way ends in cremation, but I'm waiting to hear if the pathologist offers individual cremation (I don't want collective cremation). They would then determine if the other budgies require tests or if it was a physical issue.

It's a very sad New Year's Eve. Moss may have been here just shy of 33 days, but he is very much loved & missed. At least his wings will be unclipped sooner than they would've been on earth. Fly free, my precious, little one. You are loved. You may have been small, but you are irreplaceable, unique, priceless.

Welcome to eternity, Moss. I'll see you at the bridge.

"I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine." -Psalm 50:11
 

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Gutted for you so sorry
 

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Oh no! I'm so terribly sorry to hear this. Fly high and free sweet Moss. :sadhug:
 

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To lose a friend is so sad, I'm so sorry you lost moss
 

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:sadhug: So sorry for your loss.
Such little birds leave big holes :sorrow:

"I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine." -Psalm 50:11
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Oh no, I’m so very sorry for your loss of Moss. Sending big hugs your way.
:sadhug2:
 

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Oh no!!!!! Sweet, beautiful Moss! I'm so, so sorry to read this!

I only had my sweet Kuiper for about 4 months before he passed. His post showed he likely died of intestinal torsion--which just broke my heart for him. What a painful thing to have to endure.

I hope additional tests provide you with the answers you need. You and your sweet Moss will be in my prayers. May St. Francis greet your precious boy on the other side of that bridge.
 

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I am so sorry for your loss.
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss of Moss
 

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I am sorry for your loss.
 

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Aww so sad. I´m truly sorry for your loss.
 

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:sadhug2:So Sorry, Gosh with such a bright life ahead...so sad...life taken so short leaving yourself & Cloud to wonder why.
I hope you get answers for the safety of the others.
:sorrow:
 
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