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In Memory Tributes and Memorials to Budgies which have moved on to the Rainbow Bridge
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:00 AM
 
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I had not owned this budgie for very long but what upset me the most was I do not know how it was killed and (presumely) eatened. Its hot in the summer (I live in California) so we keep the birds outside and just cover them up with a thick blanket. In any case today I found only its two wings still in the cage and alot of its feathers in the cleaning tray. The door to the cage was closed.
I just don't see how it could have been killed and taken out of the cage without the door being opened so I was wondering if anyone had any theories. We have cats, racoons, skunks, rattle snakes, and rats by our house (I live essentially in the foothills) so I'm guessing it was one of these culprits but I just don't see how it was possible to get to my budgie and eat it with nothing remaining but its two wings. The day it was killed I notice my budgie looked puff out or bloated and it wasn't moving well so I'm guessing thats why it was caught but it just seems crazy that something could have eaten it through the cage. (the cage my budgies are in is actually a rabbit cage that has even less space between bars than your average bird cage)
In any case I just thought I'd try my luck here since I have no answers at this point.


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Old 08-24-2007, 03:07 AM
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Do you have martens there? They are nasty vicious little weasel type rodents. They can kill a full grown cat in a blink of the eye and aren't much bigger than a rat (so it could have slipped between the cage bars). That would be my guess if you have them around.
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I'm so sorry to hear about your budgie - that's really really sad. And baffling. I hope it doesn't happen anymore, that's very devastating. You and your budgie are in my thoughts.
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Gosh, I felt sick to my stomach after reading this post.
Very sorry this happened to your budgie.
Poor little one.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:59 AM
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It's so sad.. I am really sorry..
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That is sad. I'm sorry to hear it. No theories though.
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Old 08-24-2007, 04:54 PM
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I'm also in the foothills of so cal, i would bet it was a racoon.
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I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I don't know what I would do if I saw one of my budgies in that state. I'd be absolutely devastated....
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So sorry for your lost.I dont know what I would do if that happen to me ,I feel so bad for you and your fid.
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Sorry to hear about your loss

You said that snakes often roam around your house, that is most likely what got your bird, snakes can fit in the smallest of spots and they can eat things bigger then their self.. and they could get a bird out with out the door or lock being messed with

I've had snakes ( not huge snakes either not sure what kind they were but they were not much bigger then a Garden snake but looked completely different) eat my rabbits, I saw one take off with one of my Lops - and it was NOT a mini lop it was the normal sized lop and those rabbits are fairly big - specially against a snake

I'd walked away for 2 mins to go get some more cleaning supplies to clean the cages and left the door open on their hutch and I've done this a million and one times, my lop was a extremely tame rabbit it never tried to get out what so ever when i left the door open

I walked back to the building i had all my rabbits in, just in time to watch that nasty snake take away my rabbit
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