My two budgies passed away within bout 8 hours of each other tonight without prior warning.
Skittle was sitting at the bottom of the cage looking as if he'd known it was his time to go, with his little black beady eyes still half open.
Also my grandmother's sister passed away two days ago which I found out about Friday morning. Really really "fantastic" timing.
My little Mike is still whistling along but I can't bear to see her by herself.
Considering I work full time it's just not fair.
So I have had to go into this thread and edit it, because as of 4:40am Saturday morning I am budgieless. Mike woke me up because he dropped to the floor of the cage so I started talking to him first and then took him out for comfort.
He was more trusting than ever and I knew this could be very bad. I held him in my hand cupped for max. warmth when he burst out and flew into the corner of the room and fell between bed frame and wall. I got him out but he was panting so much at that moment I knew he was going to pass away too.
I don't know and will never know what happened to my little sweeties but I don't want to because I am not going to get new ones. I've been so attached to these little two and I don't want to go through the same thing all over again. And maybe my appartment is too small to have budgies in, too many sources of bad stuff for a budgie's respiratory system heated teflon (always use fan to blow out fumes), fairly cold temps. Whatever it was it left me with 2 dead budgies after a mere 1.5 years.
I appreciate however that I was able to make Mike's passing as comfortable as possible and let him go peacefully.
It's scary how fast and quickly they can go.
Last edited by Sabine; 11-03-2007 at 08:53 AM.
Reason: My other budgie died too.....
What a rough time you have had! I am so sorry to hear about your losses. Having two pass away so close together....
After my first budgie Apollo died, I thought I could never handle going through the death of another. And then it happened with Skyla and Kiwi. It hurt as much as the first time, BUT, I didn't let that stop me from having budgies again. They bring me so much joy that I considered it a tribute to my lost budgies to continue caring for and loving new little ones.
All of this is to say that I can relate to what you have gone through. You'll find all kinds of support here, to help you cope.
Cutie Pie, Olive, Budgie, Baby Boy, Star, Pepper, Ariel, Oscar, Charlie, Little One, Chiclet.
Cutie Pie, Olive, Ariel, Little One and Chiclet are children of Budgie and Oscar.
Budgie and Star left us in 2009. Pepper and Oscar left us this year, 2010. 2018 and all are gone. Ariel and Cutie Pie died this Feb and March. Both over 11 years old.
A good day is a day all your birds are happy and healthy.
Hard to tell what the cause was. I went to the parrot conference today and the experts said that cold temperatures are not a problem for our pets.
I understand that you don't want to have more budgies. It is hard to lose a pet.
I also felt the same way before. But in the end, I decided I don't want to be without these entertaining little birds.
I'm so sorry about the loss of your Grandmother's sister, Skittle, and Mike. What a lot of stress you've had in your life lately. Things can only get better, right?
I'm glad you decided to get another Budgie in the near future. You probably didn't do a thing to cause your Budgie's death. There's always a chance you could have had some contaminated bird seed. Someone else on the forum had been given some bird seed by a neighbor whose two birds died. That same seed killed this member's birds too. Knowing the reason why your Budgies died still doesn't take away the pain, nor does it bring them back. Please know that my heart goes out to you and I'm so sorry you had to lose them all at once.
Thank you for sharing the photos of Skittle and Mike. They were beautiful Budgies.
I'm really sorry for your losses
It's hard losing a budgie, I still miss my Joey, but you just remember the good times and the funny ones.
I'm glad you're going to get another budgie, Mike and Skittle would want you to be happy.
Also sorry about your Grandma. I've known a budgie die, and even though they're a member of your family it's different, so I can't imagine how hard it is for you. I do know that the pain will pass, and you'll remember them in a good way.
RIP Mike and Skittle
Left to right: Ronnie, Pepsi, Skittle, Blue and Seren