A YOUTube Video Saved My Bird

Melly is only 4, too young to die

Sarah Ouellet
2 min readDec 4, 2022

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I flicked on the lights, greeted the Amazons, and opened the flight cage to release the cockatiels and parakeets. Then I saw her. Huddling in a food dish, puffed-out feathers, and glazed eyes, were all signs of illness, but it was her rapid breathing that frightened me. Her respiration rate was abnormally high. And her feet! Nelly was standing with extended…

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Sarah Ouellet

Retired passionate animal and nature lover. Feeder of stray cats, rescuing those who want to be rescued.