One of my GSP passed

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kudos1uk
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One of my GSP passed

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I have had my rescue Puffy's since 2016 and just lost one yesterday, so sad.

They both have been happy in their home but one just never grew, "Mini" stayed the same size while "Buster" just gets fatter and fatter probably 4 times bigger.

Mini had a good appetite, would always make sure she had her share of the food but just never grew, in the last few months (maybe up to a year) she would have a dark belly that would return to white when she left the bottom and came for food or got active, recently she has got darker and thinner until eventually she appeared weak and lethargic, the last few days she has not even eaten at all an literally starved herself to death, poor thing.

She never had any obvious problem with her beak and I have examined the body and it does not look overgrown which would have been the obvious conclusion.

I'm totally lost what her issue was, I can only assume she always had some underlying problem due to her not growing in 4 years.
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Re: One of my GSP passed

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:rip: Was she treated for IPs?
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Re: One of my GSP passed

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Pufferpunk wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:35 pm :rip: Was she treated for IPs?
I have not treated them for parasites but I assumed if one had them, they both would and buster is so huge. their poo has also been quite regular looking so I had not given it a second thought.
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