Friday evening, I walked into my room to find my friend for nearly 10 years, Alexander, laying on his cage floor, dead. I don't know if he was sick and died of something, or his little heart just stopped. That's probably the worst thing - not knowing. He was losing weight before he died, but I had recently gotten a new bird from a friend of mine, and I thought the weight loss was due to the stress of a new bird. I'm stupid, and should have just brought the little guy to the vet. I regret it greatly, now. This is so hard for me, I've never lost something so important. Never again will I watch him hang upside down on a perch, or fly to me and sit on my head, or come out of his cage to nibble on my lips and hair.
I am so very sorry about your loss of Alex. Don't be too hard on yourself- if you had taken him to the vet, it might have been actually worse for Alex. He lived a great, long life of 10 years with you, and loved you very much. He passed on peacefully, and with the great memories that you left with him.
rest in peace alex. Im sorry to hear about you loosing ur friend of ten years, it sounds like you have alot of love for him and he lived a happy life, but it was his time to go Im sure u will re united some day.
All the best,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Alexander.
Please try not to play the "if only I had done this....or if only I had done that" game. All it does is prolong the guilty feelings you have which is not going to help you cope with your loss. You obviously loved Alexander a great deal, which I can tell from your post.
Hang in there. You've got a lot of people here to lean on for support. Time will help ease the pain you are feeling.
Rest in peace Alexander. My you fly high, fly free, fly forever.