Today my darling Comet passed away very suddenly. He had shown no signs of poor health prior to this afternoon. He began falling off his perch, with greater and greater frequency, until I put him in a quarantine cage to lessen any damage from the falls, when he began having spasms. I took him out and held him in a towel. He began having more violent and frequent spasms. Before I knew it, he was gone.
I just feel so numb right now. I have no idea why this happened. It seemed like a neurological condition. I can't stop thinking about things I could have done differently. A big part of me thinks nothing could have been done. This all happened within a few hours. He always was a very lively bird before this, never seemed unwell or off in the slightest way.
He was always a real character, was very loved by the flock. He will be missed most by his girlfriend Honeydew. He was always at her side, to preen or feed her. Even during her temperamental times he was completely devoted to her. They were such a sweet pair and I worry how she's going to do in the coming days (and weeks).
He was only 15 or so months old. Way, way too young.
Rest in peace now, Comet.
My favorite picture of Comet with his girlfriend, Honeydew
Comet! As a baby. I think he was 2 months, here. I had just gotten him. This was in October of last year.
Here he is looking proud. He would always puff up as big as he could to look impressive! Comet loved to pose. He was always very interested in humans at the cage and what they were doing. When I'd come to the cage, he'd always fly up and stare at me. We'd talk a bit sometimes! He was a bit hefty here but he was a good weight for the past six months.
I'm just so sad about this. It just seems so stupid and unfair. I think he was way too young for this.
I'm so sorry to hear this... I know how heartbreaking it is to lose one so unexpectedly. You have my deepest sympathies. The pain from from not having your precious little Comet around will soon be lessened by the memories of good times you had with him. Your darling boy will always be in your heart.
Rest in peace, sweet Comet. You were much loved and will be missed.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Oh I am so sorry for your loss of Comet.. Yes that is to young to go.. You will remember the short time that you had comet and the loving memories of him.. Comet had a wonderful owner who loved him and comet loved you to. It is hard right now. I no this must be so heartbreaking for you.. Comet will always be in your heart for ever...
Rest in Peace little Comet you were loved and you can fly free over the Rainbow..
Miranda's precious little Comet...
Somewhere Over The Rainbow..
Somwhere over the rainbow
They say that dreams come true
Some day over the rainbow
I'll sit awhile with you
Gonna wrap my arms around you
And whisper in your ear
Gonna tell you all the love I feel
How my heart holds you so dear
Gonna lovingly gaze at you
Let my heart skip as you smile
Than tenderly I'll kiss you
Hold you close for just awhile
Yes, somwhere over the rainbow
They say that dreams come true
But I knew my dream came true
That day I met you