I haven't been on this forum for a while because I haven't had any problems with my little cuties. I came visit this community again for something that has already happened. Something very sad.
I left on a one month vacation with my family and we left some neighbors/family friends in charge of our place. Mom had typed up a big list of things for them to do while we were gone. We also told them what to do in person. One thing on the list: Feed and water the budgies.
In the middle of the trip we realized they hadn't been contacting us, contrary to the fact that contact info was left with them. We were worried, but continued on with the trip. Close to the end of the trip, Mom contacted one of the people left in charge, and his reply was that everything is alright.
Fast forward to today. We arrived home and checked over stuff, everything was indeed ok, except for one thing. One of my siblings said, "I'm going to see the birds!". Then when I went up the stairs I heard, "Where did Tyler go?". My sister went to my room. Again a similar phrase, "Where did Jason go?". I looked at both cages and indeed Jason and Tyler were gone. Joey, my sister's Budgies was sitting in the corner of his cage looking depressed. Boey, my brother's bird was looking the same way. Boey won't come out of the corner. Fortunately I was able to cheer them up a tad with millet.
There was food and water in the bowls and the new bag of bird food was half empty. I have no idea what happened. Only signs of anything were feathers beside the cage.
Sorry for this long post, I just didn't know where else to go.