Ask Lafeber


September 30, 2022

my love bird died all of a sudden

I had a beautiful black mask, I came home and couldn’t find him and when I found him he was dead. he was like panting the day before which was unusual, he was hiding from us for 2 days and in the morning I kissed him and told him I loved him and said goodbye and when I came home we looked for him and I found him on his back dead, he looked peaceful.. I cant stop crying for him as he was with me when I stayed home sick almost dying and he watched over me like an angel and was so amazing.


Hi Janie,

I’m very sorry for your loss. The hiding and panting were both signs of illness. The problem with birds is that signs of illness are not usually obvious, and because of their very high metabolism, an illness can lead to death very quickly without Vet care. I know that doesn’t help or tell you exactly what happened. But it doesn’t sound like he suffered.

Take care,


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