I have no idea what happened. She was perfectly fine yesterday morning before I left for work, and when I got home she was gone, and had been for a while. Mum was home and heard nothing out of the ordinary.
I'm not sure how old she was. I think I got her five or six years ago; my other budgie had just passed away, and my brother made fun of me for being sad. Then he felt bad and bought me Apophis. That always made her special, because she was a present from my brother.
A few days ago she let me pet her for the first time since I got her. I should have known something was wrong, but she seemed perfectly healthy. She had just started coming out of the cage by herself as well, so I just thought she was getting more comfortable with me.
Yesterday morning I said goodmorning to everyone and gave a few headscritches, but she wasn't into being touched so I didn't push it. I went out with some coworkers for a bit so I got home about an hour later than usual and made some food before going into my room and saw one of the birds on the bottom of the cage. I had to call my mother in to see who it was (and scared her, because I just said 'come check the bird' and she thought it was Henry, because he's stupidly old) because I just.. couldn't. And it was Apophis.
She still had a piece of the toy she was playing with grasped in her foot. Mum checked around her neck to make sure the toy hadn't gotten caught (it was that dry grass stuff, not rope or cotton) but it hadn't and she had no marks on her from the others. She just.. died.
I don't even know what I'm supposed to feel right now. This was so sudden. But I had just been thinking a few days ago that it had been a while since I got her, and even took a few pictures of her. But I never expected this to happen.