I bought little Sky on the 28th of January 2012. He was always sick. He would recover and then fall ill again. This kept going on and on till his body got weaker. The medicines helped him for a while but the side effects caused his immune system to weaken. He always required extra care and therefore missed out on having a normal life like my other birds.
I always felt bad for not being able to let him have a big cage to fly in. I was always waiting for him to get better. He would always end up in the small quarantine cage every now and then till I was able to nurse him back to health.
Today however, I found him trying to rest in his food bowl. I knew he was getting weaker and his medicines had stopped working. I tried to feed him. He came to me, he knew I'd try to help him...he always knew because he would rather fly away then be with me the times he felt good...but whenever he needed help he would come to me and be a good boy.
Sky was the sweetest among my other birds. He was playful and gentle and cared about his flock.
He left quietly in my hand as I tried to keep him warm. I knew it was time. I am happy he is gone. He fought hard for his life for 10 long months. I only regret not being able to do more for him...but I knew he won't be able to have a normal life without the help of an avian vet (we do not have them in our country).
I made a slideshow with pictures and some clips of little Sky, who stayed with us for exactly 1 year.
God bless his soul.
Click the image below to see a few moments Sky had spent being alive.
OH Rashu I cried my eyes out watching your loving tribute to Skye, it is so hard for us the ones left behind but you did a remarkable job keeping him alive and happy for his short sweet life. It is very heartwarming to see sombody take such care and provide so much love to that little bird.
I think your flock are so lucky to have you take care and remember memories are forever
Rashdan, I'm so sorry for your loss, Sky was a beautiful boy and I know you gave him all you could. I haven't watched your video yet as I have to go to work in a minute and I don't want to go in all teary, but I will watch it tonight.
RIP sweet Sky
Sarah, Minty & Sparky
RIP Speedy April 2004 - Sept 2012 We will never forget you. Sleep well beautiful boy.