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Hello, My name is***** and I will try to help you with your question. I am very sorry to hear that Happy is not acting right. It sounds to me like this is an emergency. Any time a bird shows us on the outside that something is wrong then it is pretty serious because for the most part birds are really good at hiding it when they are sick. As you mentioned that she was previously laying eggs it is possible that one could be stuck and that she could be “egg bound” or it could be possible that if there is an egg stuck it could have broken open. When this happens a bird can get a condition called egg yolk peritonitis which can cause some of the symptoms you were describing like respiratory distress and weakness. I know you are offline now but once you read this if you haven’t taken Happy to the vet yet I would take her right away as this can be very serious whatever the cause is. Good luck!
I am sorry that I was not able to get back to you. I did not have access to my computer over this holiday weekend. Now that Sunday has come and gone I hope she has been seen and is doing better.