Today is a VERY sad day for me. I woke up this morning to find Beaker dead, and lying face down on the bottom of his cage. (His partner was crying and perched above him.) They've been caged together for months.
I bought my very first Budgies in a pair so that they would not be lonely. The pair consisted of Niblet and Beaker. (I've had them for 14 months.)
A couple of days ago I noticed that Beaker was puffed up and breathing heavily. Then I noticed that he had a "clicking sound" when he breathed. I immediately took his cage to another room to quarantine him and separate him and his partner from the others. (He must have had a respiratory illness and it happened so fast!)
Last night I had a feeling that Beaker wouldn't make it through the night. Both he and "Blue" were perched and snuggled right against each other (all night long) and that was something they NEVER did. It's just like they knew it was their last moments together.
Beaker was my "Mighty Warrior." He had "night frights" so many times that I can't count the amount of broken blood feathers my husband and I had to pull. He was probably the "runt" of my flock but was always the tough one who always sprang back. He had such a cute personality and always tilted his head to the side when I talked to him. When I would call his name he chattered and sang to me.
RIP little one . . . I loved you and STILL love you so much!
I'm so very sorry to read about Beaker passing over Rainbow Bridge. Such a beautiful budgie and left this world much too soon. Sometimes there are no answers to our question "why". Our thoughts are with you and yours.
My thoughts are with you today as you mourn the passing of your beloved Beaker. It is always an adjustment to lose our loved one. I know Beaker knew he was loved and was well taken care of. May he "RIP".