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Hello /an/. I was here a few weeks ago when I first bought my two budgies named Rexxar and Lydia.
I come bearing bad news, Rexxar died suddenly at night, I found him this morning, belly up at the bottom of his cage.
Sadly, I don't know what caused his death, which is why I come to you. Could something cause a very young budgie to simply be fine one day and dead the next?
The most logical thing I can think of is that he was sick or something, but he showed no signs of it.
Could Lydia have attacked him? She would squawk quite a bit whenever I wasn't in the room, but when I walked in, she would instantly quiet down, so if she was hurting Rexxar, I wouldn't be able to tell. Though I think I would have noticed any wounds he might have incurred.
My most important question, however, is if I should get another budgie. I don't know if Lydia is territorial or not, so I don't want to put another bird in there if it will put them in danger.
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Hi /an/ - definitely not a dog expert here.
This isn't urgent or anything, but I'm curious.
Years ago we had a border collie purebred (but we didn't buy him from a breeder, he came from a rescue farm). He was still growing about 8 months in, but one day we brought him on vacation to a cottage with us.
We kept throwing a ball for him, but it accidentally rolled into a bee's nest we didn't know was there and he dove headfirst into it.
Immediately after, he developed epilepsy and stopped growing altogether. We kept him well for as long as we possibly could, but at about the 4 year mark he started getting memory loss and his medication didn't work, and he was beginning to hurt himself, so we unfortunately had to put him down.
Has this ever happened to someone else? I know the bee nest was our fault, but we had no idea it was there, it was hidden in an alcove near a pond.
Picture kind of related, it's a border collie but not my Cisco.
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Here's my baby, one of them at least.
Recently, I developed a reaction.
Well first, I'm wondering,
I wake up in the middle of the night wheezing and have trouble breathing. Also, I've began to cough.
The cage is in the room I sleep in and I can't put it outside due to other family members in the house.
(We came to an agreement that I can have rats as long as they stay in my room.)
How do I get rid of this sickness/allergy?
I have Benadryl but taking that makes me go to sleep faster. There's also only 12 pills and it's 10 something a box.
So wat do?
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/an/, me and gf have six rats, but the oldest one is nearly three years and she's lost her cage mate. the others are under a year old, and she's too afraid of the younger rats/the younger rats pick fights with her so we keep her in her separate cage. the set up is fine, but she's lonely and has respiratory problems so all we can really do is try and keep her comfortable under the day comes... Any ideas on how to make her happier in her last days?
(pic isn't our Emma, but it's a look-a-like.)