I am devastated to say that our lovely lemmy died yesterday. he was such a soft soppy boy, and we are heartbroken. he was only 2, but was a big fluffy half show bird who never could fly, so I think his little heart just didn't get enough exercise, however much he ran around
the question that we now have is what to do with our remaining bird. we have had rocky since he was a little chick, but whilst he tolerates us, he's never been that tame because he was always far more interested in lemmy. ironically, had we lost rocky, lemmy probably wouldn't have noticed, but rocky was obsessed with lemmy (mostly chasing him around the cage looking for attention). now he is pining for lemmy and is all sad and thin. when we let him out, he just flies back to the cage. he does seem to be eating, and he is singing, but he's a sad little bird and it's just adding to the heartbreak of losing lemmy!
whilst i would miss him very much, I think he might be happy in a bigger aviary, but my other half won't hear of finding a new home for him. so that leaves us with two options - try to bond more with him, or find another bird. the latter of course comes with its own complications. whilst i would look for another male, ideally a tame rescue 2-3 years old and with quite a robust personality, of course i am nervous that they would not get on at all. but I have had silly tame birds in the past and I can't see that rocky will ever be like that and satisfied with us; I feel he will probably need another bird to be truly happy.
has anyone else been in this situation and what would you recommend? thank you!
I miss my beautiful boy...
Lovely Lemmy and lonely rocky