Sunny had been ill. He had a bald spot on the back of his head and he had feathers falling out. On December 7th, he was taken to the vet. The vet had said he needed more vitamin A and he was to be fed antibiotics everyday through a syringe and switch him to a pelleted diet.

On December 17th, I returned home one night, he was sprawled on the cage floor, his wings spread out not moving. I was very frightened and gently picked him up. His legs seemed stretched and paralyzed and his claws were closed tightly. He could move at all. Every 10 minutes he'd flop around in my hands. I didn't know what was wrong with him! On his chest, I noticed a jagged lump. Did he have a tumor? There were no 24 hour bird specialized vets around at the hour. He died in my hands that evening.

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