Birds do that to you.
(By the way, at 6 she was doing better.)
Any source will tell you that they camouflage illness so they won't be attacked by predators or their own kind, or cut from the flock.
Lucy wasn't looking peaked. She was in fine feather. Her eyes were clear. She looked a tad lethargic this weekend, but I attributed it to some dreary weather. Yesterday, she preened Charlie's head twice (that should have been a tip-off, I guess).
She gave Lyman and me kisses when I put her in the cage last night. She crawled up her ladder this morning.
And was so weak she fell over the edge of her cage at about 3:30.
The doctors think she was squinting because she was in pain. That medication has taken effect now.
Hold tight, Lucy. Let the medicine work.
I told you I wasn't fit to be a human mother. What a neurotic!