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Old 09-24-2017, 09:45 AM
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Default Sunburst One day after Sunshine's passing.

She is eating and I put in a millet spray (you can tell as there are seeds on the floor).

I believe that Sunburst has been looking for Sunshine. She is flapping her wings wildly, screeching and flying to the front of the cage. She did it 3 times during the day (she usually only does this once a day).
She also gets on the front bars of the cage and climbs all over and to the side, (this is the side where you can see the hallway we set up for flying time and to give Sunshine her medicine (she has never done this before). She will sit on one of the perches where Sunshine use to sit.
We have been sitting in the chair next to the cage, talking to her or just sitting there.
She will get on our finger, but only after flying from one end to the cage to the other a couple of times.
What do you all think? Any thing else you can think of I could do for her?
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Old 09-24-2017, 09:54 AM
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She's definitely looking for her friend I know it's heartbreaking to see her like this but it's a good sign that she's eating. Although she's frustrated that she can't see Sunshine anymore, spending as much time as possible will distract her and make her feel better. I would go so far as to include her in all, if not most, of your activities by bringing them into the same room as she is. If I were in this situation, I would make a picnic in honor of Sunshine and put together some easy to eat foods that you can spread out on the floor by Sunburst's cage, and eat a meal with her that way. Watching movies in the same room as her, doing homework or safe crafts in the same room as her, etc.

This will show her how much you love her and want her to be a part of your flock now that she's lost her best friend.

Over time, she will adjust to this new change. Best wishes
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Star has given you excellent suggestions.
Be as patient with Sunburst as possible as it is going to take a week or so for her to get used to her new "normal".

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Default Sunburst: 18 days after Sunshines passing

Sunburst is doing great! She is eating and her poop looks good. As we walk out the door to go somewhere she starts whistling. I have a video on YouTube of her reacting to my little dog walking around the house. When she hears the dog walking on the kitchen floor, she gets excited. I am in the process of bird proofing my living room to see if she wants to come out of the cage on her own (she acts like she wants to), of course we will have the dog outside.

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I'm so glad that Sunburst is doing well! That's great news
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Here is the video of Sunburst.

https://youtu.be/0va8EtwiXSA

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Sunburst is a cute little budgie.

I would recommend you add a swing to the cage, remove the wooden dowel perches and replace them with natural wood perches of varying diameters to help prevent pressure sores and add some shredding toys.

Please take a look at these links:

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Great to hear that Sunburst is doing well once again. It usually doesn't take too much time for birds to adjust to their 'new normal' even after losing a close friend.

The natural perches, a swing, and a couple new toys would be great new additions to Sunburst's home. Best wishes .
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Thank you all for your best wishes for Sunburst.
Believe me I have put various toys and swings in the cage with them both. They were afraid of most of them. Even if I left them for a couple of days. Wouldn't touch them.
But I did make a string of beads with natural Popsicle Sticks that hang from the side of the cage, and Sunburst will chew on them. The other thing that I put in there was a small size swing from a play stand that I bought (hangs from the top perch). They both never used it, but, Sunburst does like to work on the metal part to have it fall off to the ground.
So maybe I should put it back in and she will have something to occupy her time in the cage?
Sunburst is a funny and quite stubborn bird. She acts like she doesn't like us, but I know she does. Why else would she chirp at us when we are heading out the door.
She has always been in the living room (and Sunshine), and I sit on the couch across from her and talk to her. She likes the TV on better than the radio, will chirp and whistle, repeat pretty.
Thank you all again, what a wonderful group!
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The bird misses its companion. That is natural. I am not sure what to do for her. I had a bird that when its partner passed, it spent the next 2 months on the ladder in the cage to see its reflection in the mirror on top of the ladder. It was long bonded with the bird that passed on. I guess it would depend on the bird, both their relationship with you, and the partner that is now gone. Overall, I beleive you will have better luck with your bird.
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