I had just posted a thread (under Breeding) about my male, Gibson
. He was acting a bit different; he spent most of his time lying in the nest box with Mishka. I guess I should know by now that when I feel something isn't quite right with my birds, usually it means just that.
I went over to check on him this afternoon... Mishka came right out and over to me, which surprised me, and then I heard movement in the box and out Gibson fell. He couldn't make it to a perch, and wasn't even able to tuck his wings in. I removed him immediately; I wrapped him in a soft towel and held him, scratching his head softly... he died shortly after.
I know I'm not the first to have this happen, and I've had other budgies pass on, but this was just so sudden
. I'm devasted, my daughters are sad, and his mate Mishka is still looking for him even though I know she knows what happened. I'm terrified that he had something that he passed on to her, and that she's next. And even so, she may still just die of a broken heart.
Sorry to ramble on and on, I'm trying to cope. Thanks for listening...
May 10, 2003 to Oct 25, 2007
RIP our pretty boy