This morning, September 1st 2017, we had to put Tioh to sleep. Her condition suddenly dropped in the evening, and her belly was all bloated again. She got punctured and received many antibiotics. We really thought she was fine again. But, oh little birdies, when will you stop to hide your illnesses?
In the end, she could not even sit straight anymore. She fought. But she lost.
We talked over everything that would have been possible. Try to let her recover again, try to remove her oviduct..
We could have tried, but she was already too weak. We did not want her to feel pain anymore. So we decided it’s the best for her to let her go.
Tioh got 2 and a half year old, which is nothing for a budgie.
We tried to offer her a bright and happy life. She was living in a bird room with her six friends and her loving partner Fyn, who will be missing her dearly for sure.
You might know her from her Nut-pictures.
She loved to rest in there. (Or simply have a look in my ‘Tioh tag’)
Out of the 4 girls, she was the one who flew best, the one who sang the best songs. We were always joking and saying it was her dream to become a professional singer. 🙂
Anyway, with losing Tioh, we’ve lost a part of a very special world. It might sound weird for many people, but 70% of our daily conversations revolve around the birds. We make up many stories, like giving them jobs and let them go on adventures.
Tioh. You moved in together with Yara. Yara already left me two years ago, but the two of you were the closest friends ever.
You’ll meet her again now, my little beauty.
We love you. Thank you for being a part of our lifes.
Tioh got punctured and still has to take antibiotics. They removed 1 ½ syringes of water from her belly. It is still a bit swollen, but she looks way, way better already.
She breathes more normal again and we let her and Fyn out for an hour a day to fly. That’s not much, but they are using this short time they have.
Also, she is on a fresh-food diet now.
Will see how it goes.
I was pretty shocked when I found this little missy all bloody. Fortunately(?) Tioh had an appointment and we decided to take her with us. She has a wingpit eczem.
You can imagine this as dry and itchy skin she starts to chew and scratch the further this evolves. Sooner or later this gets infected, of course.
She has to wear a ruffle now, as you can see in the picture above, to prevent further chewing.
For the next three weeks I have to use a special salve (made of manuka honey) and rub it under her wingpits. This I have to do twice a day.
Lenna also has to be separated from the flock now, luckily, she can sit with her partner Niito.
She lost a lot of weight aswell and has to gain some asap. Her actual weight is only 38g.
As some of you might know, she has an inflamed oviduct aswell as some fluid retention. It got a little better, but still isn’t gone.
She got x-rayed.
And the radiographies did not show pleasant results.
The normal budgies organs are arranged like an hourglass. Tioh’s look like a pear. Her stomach and her liver get squeezed a lot from the fluids.
She got two injections. Hormones and penicillin. In a week from now, she has another appointment and will get the same injections again. If it does not get better by then, we have to think about removing her oviduct.
This all cost us 150€. 150€ in one day for two small birds.
So please, even if its just budgies and tiny birds, think about getting some! These pets need an avian vet. And as you can see, avian vets are everything but cheap!
A friendly reminder at this point.
Sorry for not updating in such a long time!
We were on vacation!
Well, what happened to Tioh in the meantime?
I had to take her to the vet, unfortunately. We’ve been waiting for an egg but nothing happened.
This little one has an inflamed oviduct as well as some fluid retention. She got some medicine.
Luckily Fyn can stay with her, which is a little less stress for her.
I’m happy that it did not turn out to be something worse..