Hi guys- my beloved sweet little budgie Pig died this Wednesday. I find people can't understand the grief you feel when you lose one of these little guys. Friends say "it's just a bird" but I've been crying my eyes out every time I think about pig. I had Pig for 7 years so I was very attached to him. His favorite past time was watching nfl football and the Celtics. He really was a special guy and I'm posting here because I'm hoping to find people who know what I'm going through after Pigs passing. -Hannah
I'm sorry your first post on Talk Budgies had to be a sad one, but a big welcome to you all the same. I'm very sorry for your recent loss. Pig sounded like a darling little budgie. I totally understand what you mean about people not understanding your sadness. Some people just don't understand the grief and devastation of losing a beloved pet unless they have been close to one themselves. We're here for you if you need us, okay?
hello and welcome you don't have to be afraid to express your feelings here, we all have the same way of thinking. In fact sadly most of us have been through a similar experience. Even if our birds are sick, to me personally my budgies are family members. Please remember Pig with love and affection as I know you will. Smile often and hold him dear to your heart.
Hannah, I'd also like to welcome you to Talk Budgies, and also regret the content of your first post. I know exactly how you feel over losing Pig. He sounds like a wonderful little guy that thought of you as his mate.
I'll never be the same after losing my first budgie Jake at 11 years old. It still hurts to think about it, so I try and only think about the great times (all the time) that I had with him. I have pictures of him everywhere and I occasionally watch some video I took of him talking and playing. (He is the budgie in the upper left corner near my username "Jake E. Birdie".) His name was Jake and I'd call him "Jakey" thus my username Jake E. Birdie.
It took me a long, long time to accept losing this little guy and I'm sure it will for you too. But take comfort in the fact that you gave him a GREAT life, better than many budgies will ever have. And try and focus on the fun times with him and silly things he did that made you laugh.
I wish I could say more. I truly feel for you. Staying active on this site will help also.
Last edited by Jake E. Birdie; 08-25-2013 at 11:24 AM.
I'm so sorry to hear this... I know how devastating it is to lose such a special little fellow. RIP, Pig.
Maybe after some time has passed you will be able to open your heart to another budgie.
Welcome to the forums, despite the very sad circumstances.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Thanks guys! I can't tell how much your kind and supportive replies have helped me through this tough time. I still miss my dear little buddy but I'm getting some pictures of him framed. I have Pig to thank- having him turned me into a budgie enthusiast and I adopted a local budgie from the shelter (pigs companion, Maggie was depressed and not eating very much) at first I felt guilty about getting a bird so soon but it was for Maggie since I don't want her to be lonely. I'm making a little memorial for Pig at the moment