Amazon, Charlie, and Children: Birds And Beaks Rescue and Rehab
 This will likely be the most heartbreaking post I ever write
 On the evening of January 1, 2018, we lost 11 birds. Most of the birds
 passed within about 30 minutes of each other, with the last one, a nanday
 conure not passing until around 4am
 We originally thought maybe carbon monoxide or something in the air, and
 began evacuation to the garage and called 911. The fire department tested
 both for carbon monoxide and noxious gases and our results were zeros
 across the board
 The next logical thought was food/water. We pulled all the food and water
 and put them on the counter
 The next morning, we took those birds to our veterinarian and had
 necropsies done for them. The initial things our doctor found were hearts
 were good, lungs were good, all seem to be in good health, except their
 stomachs were inflamed, there was a green sludge in their Gl tracts and their
 livers were rock hard.
 Gross necropsies were submitted by our vet for 2 birds to determine official
 cause of death with food toxicity being the suspicion
 There are another 3 birds that we are unsure if they will make it or not
 Today, January 3, 2018, I took the in-bowl samples of food to Michigan State
 University
 Before we go further, I want to make it clear I am not pointing fingers. There
 were 3 foods included in our mix, and thankfully we are fastidious - we have
 the packages that food came in so that batches can be pulled and we have
 contacted the companies. The foods are
 Zupreem Fruitblend, large size for macaws, cockatoos etc.
 Higgins Vitaseed
 Lefeber's Nutriberries
 MSU is in receipt of 2lbs of the food that was in the bowls and we should
 have results back for WHAT the toxin is within 5-7 days
 We spoke with another Michigan Rescue to tell them what's going on, and
 they also experienced a die off in the last week of 3 birds. The foods they
 were feeding are Zupreem Fruit Flavored Blend and Higgins Vitaseed
 Our hearts are broken. In a million pieces. We are not ok. We will probably
 never be ok again.
 I am happy to answer questions. What l don't want is mass hysteria. We are
 awaiting results back from the lab and necropsies - and all we can do is wait.
 What I'm concerned with is that birds are dying and unlike us - you guys
 usually have one or two birds. If something happens, you're thinking it's your
 fault. That you've done something wrong. You don't question the food
 because you trust it.
 You need to have necropsies done. You need to save your food, your bags,
 and you need to get it tested
 We don't know which food it was at this point, and we're not pointing fingers
 What I can tell you is that the companies are being very cooperative, helpful
 and working WITH us
 My personal opinion is that for now, if you are feeding any of those brands,
 please stop and feed fresh/frozen foods only until we have the results back
 for why this happened
 Please keep us in your thoughts. Our hearts are broken. We lost 11 family
 members. Watching my children try to give CPR to the birds we all love and
 care for in vain may be the worst thing I have ever witnessed, only second to
 walking into my aviary and seeing all but 3 of my birds in there gone

 Charlie
 Max
 Guido
 Zook
 Oliver
 Rosie
 Eddie
 Cheech (M2, boarder)
 Cheech (YN Amazon)
 Chong
 Pebbles
 My loves. Rest in Heaven my angels.
 My request to you - ask your questions here. Don't flood my inbox. When
 have answers, you shall have answers. I'm an open book. l'Il answer anything
 here in this thread. We are a by-the-book rescue. We don't cut corners. So
 ask away
 If you're negative - I just don't have any energy for you. I really don't. Be
 supportive or be gone.
 Information about the food batches:
 Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc
 10287 865309107 Use By: 3/31/19
 Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc
 09137 862908047 Use by: 2/28/19
 Higgin's Vita Seed Parrot Use By: 4/5/19
 Lefeber's Tropical Fruit Nutriberries: Use By Batch: 122218B
 Symptoms
 As digestion happens, about 4 hours in, the birds become wobbly,
 disoriented, weak, unable to stand up and still. Droopy wings. Vomiting a
 copper reddish substance, seizures begin and then death. The 3 remaining
 birds are still very wobbly and weak.
 We have 17 birds still living, including the 3 that we could still lose. Of the 17,
 a few had last batch food, a few don't eat this food at all (lorikeet, hyacinth),
 and my picky eaters are still with us.
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rembrandtswife:
wordsonbirds:

tieltavern:

aleksthetiel:

THIS IS IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THROUGH.

I’m posting this out of concern for others, as this is not a single outlying case. Please visit this rescues Facebook page and read through the comments on this post, there are others who have had similar thing happen to them.

If you feed Zupreem or Vitaseed (And possibly nutriberries, but cross referencing through the comments shows that this isn’t likely the problem) I highly recommend pulling it temporarily and following this page, as they have sent away the food to be checked.

This is the rescues page
facebook.com/birdsandbeaks/

I normally don’t reblog sad things, but this is a reblog to save a life.  If youfeed Zupreem, Vitaseed, or Nutriberries, PLEASE read this post.

From the page for those who can’t read the images who are worried about particular batches. Please check your food and watch your babes closely friends.
Information about the food batches:Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc: 10287 865309107 Use By: 3/31/19Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc: 09137 862908047 Use by: 2/28/19Higgin’s Vita Seed Parrot Use By: 4/5/19Lefeber’s Tropical Fruit Nutriberries: Use By Batch: 122218B



Thank you, @wordsonbirds, I couldn’t enlarge the images enough to read them.


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haiku-robot: rembrandtswife: wordsonbirds: tieltavern: aleksthetiel: THIS IS IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THROUGH. I’m posting this out of concern for others, as this is not a single outlying case. Please visit this rescues Facebook page and read through the comments on this post, there are others who have had similar thing happen to them. If you feed Zupreem or Vitaseed (And possibly nutriberries, but cross referencing through the comments shows that this isn’t likely the problem) I highly recommend pulling it temporarily and following this page, as they have sent away the food to be checked. This is the rescues page facebook.com/birdsandbeaks/ I normally don’t reblog sad things, but this is a reblog to save a life.  If youfeed Zupreem, Vitaseed, or Nutriberries, PLEASE read this post. From the page for those who can’t read the images who are worried about particular batches. Please check your food and watch your babes closely friends. Information about the food batches:Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc: 10287 865309107 Use By: 3/31/19Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc: 09137 862908047 Use by: 2/28/19Higgin’s Vita Seed Parrot Use By: 4/5/19Lefeber’s Tropical Fruit Nutriberries: Use By Batch: 122218B Thank you, @wordsonbirds, I couldn’t enlarge the images enough to read them. thank you @wordsonbirds i couldn’t enlarge the images enough to read them ^Haiku^bot^7. I detect haikus with 5-7-5 format. Sometimes I make mistakes. | Who do I read? | Contact | HAIKU BOT NO | Good bot! | Selfie | Meep morp! Zeet!

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Birds And Beaks Rescue and Rehab This will likely be the most heartbreaking post I ever write On the evening of January 1 2018 we lost 11 birds Most of the birds passed within about 30 minutes of each other with the last one a nanday conure not passing until around 4am We originally thought maybe carbon monoxide or something in the air and began evacuation to the garage and called 911 The fire department tested both for carbon monoxide and noxious gases and our results were zeros across the board The next logical thought was foodwater We pulled all the food and water and put them on the counter The next morning we took those birds to our veterinarian and had necropsies done for them The initial things our doctor found were hearts were good lungs were good all seem to be in good health except their stomachs were inflamed there was a green sludge in their Gl tracts and their livers were rock hard Gross necropsies were submitted by our vet for 2 birds to determine official cause of death with food toxicity being the suspicion There are another 3 birds that we are unsure if they will make it or not Today January 3 2018 I took the in-bowl samples of food to Michigan State University Before we go further I want to make it clear I am not pointing fingers There were 3 foods included in our mix and thankfully we are fastidious - we have the packages that food came in so that batches can be pulled and we have contacted the companies The foods are Zupreem Fruitblend large size for macaws cockatoos etc Higgins Vitaseed Lefeber's Nutriberries MSU is in receipt of 2lbs of the food that was in the bowls and we should have results back for WHAT the toxin is within 5-7 days We spoke with another Michigan Rescue to tell them what's going on and they also experienced a die off in the last week of 3 birds The foods they were feeding are Zupreem Fruit Flavored Blend and Higgins Vitaseed Our hearts are broken In a million pieces We are not ok We will probably never be ok again I am happy to answer questions What l don't want is mass hysteria We are awaiting results back from the lab and necropsies - and all we can do is wait What I'm concerned with is that birds are dying and unlike us - you guys usually have one or two birds If something happens you're thinking it's your fault That you've done something wrong You don't question the food because you trust it You need to have necropsies done You need to save your food your bags and you need to get it tested We don't know which food it was at this point and we're not pointing fingers What I can tell you is that the companies are being very cooperative helpful and working WITH us My personal opinion is that for now if you are feeding any of those brands please stop and feed freshfrozen foods only until we have the results back for why this happened Please keep us in your thoughts Our hearts are broken We lost 11 family members Watching my children try to give CPR to the birds we all love and care for in vain may be the worst thing I have ever witnessed only second to walking into my aviary and seeing all but 3 of my birds in there gone Charlie Max Guido Zook Oliver Rosie Eddie Cheech M2 boarder Cheech YN Amazon Chong Pebbles My loves Rest in Heaven my angels My request to you - ask your questions here Don't flood my inbox When have answers you shall have answers I'm an open book l'Il answer anything here in this thread We are a by-the-book rescue We don't cut corners So ask away If you're negative - I just don't have any energy for you I really don't Be supportive or be gone Information about the food batches Zupreem Large for macawscockatoos etc 10287 865309107 Use By 33119 Zupreem Large for macawscockatoos etc 09137 862908047 Use by 22819 Higgin's Vita Seed Parrot Use By 4519 Lefeber's Tropical Fruit Nutriberries Use By Batch 122218B Symptoms As digestion happens about 4 hours in the birds become wobbly disoriented weak unable to stand up and still Droopy wings Vomiting a copper reddish substance seizures begin and then death The 3 remaining birds are still very wobbly and weak We have 17 birds still living including the 3 that we could still lose Of the 17 a few had last batch food a few don't eat this food at all lorikeet hyacinth and my picky eaters are still with us haiku-robot rembrandtswife wordsonbirds tieltavern aleksthetiel THIS IS IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THROUGH I’m posting this out of concern for others as this is not a single outlying case Please visit this rescues Facebook page and read through the comments on this post there are others who have had similar thing happen to them If you feed Zupreem or Vitaseed And possibly nutriberries but cross referencing through the comments shows that this isn’t likely the problem I highly recommend pulling it temporarily and following this page as they have sent away the food to be checked This is the rescues page facebookcombirdsandbeaks I normally don’t reblog sad things but this is a reblog to save a life If youfeed Zupreem Vitaseed or Nutriberries PLEASE read this post From the page for those who can’t read the images who are worried about particular batches Please check your food and watch your babes closely friends Information about the food batchesZupreem Large for macawscockatoos etc 10287 865309107 Use By 33119Zupreem Large for macawscockatoos etc 09137 862908047 Use by 22819Higgin’s Vita Seed Parrot Use By 4519Lefeber’s Tropical Fruit Nutriberries Use By Batch 122218B Thank you @wordsonbirds I couldn’t enlarge the images enough to read them thank you @wordsonbirds i couldn’t enlarge the images enough to read them ^Haiku^bot^7 I detect haikus with 5-7-5 format Sometimes I make mistakes Meme

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