RIP Bandit Boy 😭💔😭

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Shared August 12, 2019

We've lost a very special member of our BirdTricks Flock, and it took us a long time to be able to share it with all of you. I wrote more details in the following blog post for those of you that have unanswered questions about what happened: https://birdtricksstore.com/blogs/par...

Bandit died 12 hours after I noticed something was wrong.

We did not want to share anything pre-maturely without definitive answers, even though clear answers are something we have not been given. We are still searching and sharing our findings but the necropsy results came back inconclusive and the only thing the vets we consulted with do agree on are that it was not contagious, that it was a toxin of some sort, and that the other birds are not showing any symptoms. I wanted to make sure the necropsy results were back before we said anything, and that we could tell you all what the cause was but after waiting this long, it doesn't appear we will ever know that. And so all I can do is to do BETTER in areas that pose any sort of question in my mind. That's all we can ever do.

PLEASE COMMENT:
💝 What was the FIRST Bandit video you ever watched?
💝 What has been your favorite Bandit moment?

Although the sand didn't kill him, it was something we questioned being GOOD ENOUGH. How we kept our birds from going onto the sand/spending time down there (not that this is 100% effective but it's what we tried to do to limit it as much as possible, or discourage it):
- Constantly cleaned toy parts off the ground so they didn't go down to play with pieces
- Portion control with food so leftovers were less likely to get thrown below and then eaten (video here on this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPZbn...)
- Kept as many engaging toys and activities (fav perches) high up from the ground

💔 About having a necropsy done when your animal dies: https://birdtricksstore.com/search?q=...

💔 To test something like sand for heavy metals or pesticides, fill out the following form and submit it with payment (I got results in 3 days): https://www.lsu.edu/vetmed/laddl/form...

❤️ Thanks to Daniel Kuykendall for the special footage of Bandit from our flight trip in 2016. Follow Daniel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kplus9/

I record most of my videos ahead of time and schedule them out - so I will still be posting videos on schedule as I already had them done before this occurred but I am unsure how long I will be able to keep that up as I did not produce anything while I've been mourning Bandit's loss. Spending time with my flock has been the most healing thing I can do for my soul right now... but it's really hard to do when I'm THIS emotional as I'm not as in tune with them as usual and it's a prime time for me to get bit because of that. My toucan Rocko has been the most helpful during this process for me... it's like he knows my soul aches right now and is helping me through.

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BONDI 💗 Galah | hatched 2005
CRESSI 💗 Congo African Grey | hatched 2007
BANDIT 💙 Galah | hatched 2008-2019 💔
JINX 💙 Blue Throat Macaw | hatched 2008
COMET 💙 Yellow-Dominant Camelot Macaw | hatched 2008
TUSA 💙 Blue-Green Dominant Camelot Macaw | hatched 2008
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