Oh Tom! I'm soooo sorry! After you just found her! How terrible and sad.
My guess is that someone in the neighborhood is causing you a lot of grief by messing around with your budgie's cages. If you decide to get another budgie (and I hope you decide to one day, as they are wonderful pets! And he/she can help to heal the wounds you now feel), please be sure to pad-lock the cage! Can you lock the garage when no one is home?
I too am sorry to hear of your loss Budgietom. It is never easy to lose a pet, whatever the circumstances.
I too do not understand why she was outside in her cage, especially unsupervised. Based on previous experiences with the outdoors, I would have thought the risks would have been crystal clear. This really saddens me and I hope that any future budgies are not also put in this type of situation.
Rest in peace sweet little Rosie. Fly high, fly free, fly forever....
[QUOTE=Budgiekin;197409] I too do not understand why she was outside in her cage, especially unsupervised. Based on previous experiences with the outdoors, I would have thought the risks would have been crystal clear. This really saddens me and I hope that any future budgies are not also put in this type of situation.
Thank you all for oyur responses. I haven't been on in a day or so. I know your wondering why she was outside again but my sister is only nine and didn't know any better. I won't let her realise that leaving Rosie outside contributed to her death. She is already so sad.
I'm not sure that I'll get another bird again. Too much grief.
I will just stick to one pet at a time. I still have my baby Max to keep me company. If I ever get a budgie then it'll be when I have my own house.
Thank you all for your comments. See you back on the forums!
Where was she? In the back yard, isn't the yard secure? I would hope it is considering you have a dog back there, what stops the dog from getting loose?
I doubt it was someone opening the cage, i think the cage wasnt secure, she knew how to get out and did. By letting her in the trees etc., she thought i was ok to do this. And after loosing her before, I too am saddened that she was left outside again unsupervised.
Aww Tom I am so sorry. RIP Rosie, fly high, fly free...xx
I know that this is a hard time for you, but, since Rosie got out before from being left outside unsupervised before, wouldn't your sister know that you shouldn't leave a bird alone outside? I know she is only nine, but at nine years old, I think you can learn from your mistakes. If someone was taking your budgies, I don't exactly know why someone would keep going into a yard and letting budgies out of the cage. I'ld guess the cage wasn't secure. However, it is a mature descision to make that you won't get another budgie till you get your own house.
Its OK haley. I think everyone is being a bit harsh on this thread. Whats done is done, no matter how she got out or how she died the fact is that I will never see her again. No pint wingeing about what I or my sister should or shouldn't have done.
From now on, please only post nice comments on this thread no harsh ones please. As you'd understand this is a difficult time for me, not a time for me to be the victim of the blame game.