I just lost my yellow-green budgie Tweety. Ever since it's been raining, she was looking a little ill. I thought it had to do with the weather. Two days ago, she had poofed up, and looked sleepy all the time. Then I noticed her vent wasn't cleaning properly. I tried to clean her up. Then she seemed better, was eating and climbing perches. Today, when I woke up I noticed she had her head resting low in front of her. Her condition rapidly deteriorated. She had seizures, and was banging into everything around her. (I had been going through all forums on the internet and seeing how I could help her. That's how I came to this forum.)
I had many budgies when I was a teenager, but I have never seen a budgie get seizures. She passed away when I was holding her, poor little thing. She was never a weak bird. She was always spirited, sweet and chirpy. It is all so sudden and sad.
But I feel terrible for her partner Pookie. I had placed him in a separate cage. Yet he kept watching over her constantly, and chirping. When she had her last few bouts of seizures, he knew she was going. Then he stopped chirping. His eyes enlarged watching her. He never ate the whole time as she wasn't eating either.
When she died the light just left her eyes. I buried her in the garden nearby. Later, when I played a video of her (on low volume), Pookie started screeching. He thought she was hiding somewhere, and wanted to see her again. It was sad. I don't know why she was ill. And why she went away so quickly, she was such a strong and sweet bird.
Updated: Here is a picture of Tweety
This was the last pic I took of her. I was cleaning my closet, she was outside her cage. She came and sat right next to me.
Last edited by Ava; 06-15-2013 at 01:30 PM.
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I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. I know how it is to lose a little bird like that in your hands, that also happened to me one time, he also had seizures and like you said, the light really goes out of their eyes and lose the shine. I see it has the soul leaving the tiny body.
Time will heal the anguish but the feeling of emptiness will remain, give extra love and attention to Pookie, he knows what happened and is mourning too.
If you find him too depressed after some time has passed, maybe getting a new partner will be good for him. You have my deepest sympathies.
Rest in peace, sweet Tweety.