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In Memory Tributes and Memorials to Budgies which have moved on to the Rainbow Bridge
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Unhappy Fly Free Little One

I feel just awful…

Today when I was coming home from the college, I happened to notice a bunch of our neighbour hood kids (about 10-13 I think) gathered round something over at grassy area where they all play. Usually this would no catch my attention, but the girls where squealing and yelling at the boys to “Get it away” and more worryingly, I noticed one of the boys lift a stick and strike at something in the grass… infuriated I went straight over, my mind jumping to the conclusion that they where hurting a poor field mouse.

But to my absolute horror I saw a little bundle of black goo…with wings. The kids ran away laughing like it was all a big game to them, playing with life.

I didn’t think she was still alive but I wasn’t going to leave her there anyway, so I took off my jacket and picked her up and to my amazement I heard a faint little chirp and a brief movement of the wings. Luckily I was only a few minutes from my house.

I got her home and tried to wash off some of what I was sure was car oil off her, it worked a little but I didn’t want to scrub at her or stress her out by washing her (which I done with cotton wool and a bowl of lukewarm water). She still barely resembled a budgie when I was through, but her greeny colour,and face was much better than it was and she was starting to move on her own a little.

Since I’m using both my cages for quarantine right now all I could use was a cardboard box ( with airholes ), which I put a heated towel in, some seeds with millet and diced apple (just in case she ate fruit) and some water. But like I expected she didn’t show much interest in the food and didn’t move all that much in general.

I phoned round all the emergency vets and was shocked to hear that “We don’t treat anything smaller than a cat on emergencies” but managed to get an appointment for first thing tomorrow morning… I just wish we had an avian vet near.

I simply didn’t know what to do. I was scared in case she tried to preen herself and swallowed the oil and I didn’t know if I should wash her again or not…making her wet when she’s weak didn’t seem like a good idea. All I could think to do was keep reheating the towel when it got cold and generally keep her warm until morning…

It’s just going 1.32am, I found her dead at 1.20am and I’ve been checking her every ten minutes so I know she died recently…

And it’s so heartbreaking. I feel I really let the little soul down… she wasn’t even my bird and I’ve cried over her.

But I also feel outraged that kids in my neighbourhood can be so cold and cruel, I intend on informing their parents about this tomorrow.

I also am going to alert the SSPCA in case anyone has reported their missing pet and at least try to let the owners know what happened.

Fly high little one, without any pain and I’m sorry I couldn’t do more.
R.I.P

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Old 06-02-2008, 08:41 PM
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OMG, so sad! You're a good person for, at the very least, giving it some comfort and peace before death came.
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Oh Danii! You did all that you could and more!! Unfortunately this little one was just battered and bruised more than what anyone could see on the outside. At least in it's final hours you gave is warmth, security, and love. For that I'm sure it's thankful.
No one could have done more.

Fly high little one. Your life was cut much too short due to the cruelty of kids.

PS> Kudos to you for informing their parents and the SSPCA in case it's owners contact them.
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How horrible! I hope you do tell their parents and they all get in BIG trouble. To say the least. At least you were able to make her comfortable in her last bit of life.
R.I.P. Little One. Fly High
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oh those little kids!!! how mean! it did nothing to them!! i am sorry (even though it was not your bird) you did all you could...
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Danii, this absolutely broke my heart. I know you didn't mean to make anyone sad but I just cried when I read about what happened. I'm glad you're informing the parents and the SSPCA.
You're a good person and something tells me that little guy is up there remembering your kindness.
God Speed little one.
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You are such a good person Danii You took in a lost birdy who was dying off the streets and did the best anyone ever could to save that little birdy. I'm sure she was happy in her last moments of life to have found a person like you to care for her

Fly high little birdy fly high

but i do hope you tell the kid's parents about what they did!. My little cousins would never do that, they'd probably pick it up and birng it home (yes they do bring everything home ). Those kids are just an example of what today's world is turning into, if we don't correct what they are doing wrong, they will never respect any kind of life.. I've never poked at anything that is dying or dead, i find it disrespectful. I do hope that their parents do something about it because even though i'm just reading about it this brought tears to my eyes..

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Oh my.... What an incredibly sad story. I am so sorry this happened, but I am so glad that you were there to try to help the little sweety. My heart went heavy when I read the end. It makes me sick to hear about kids behaving in the way you described...no respect for life.

Please know you did everything you possibly could to help. The little guy was obviously too weak.

Rest in peace little one.
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Thanks guys, I suppose in these type of situations you just go over the “If, Buts, Should of”
I keep finding myself welling up every time I go over it in my head.

I certainly will be going to their parents, these kids are fast approaching the teenage years, they need to respect life no matter if it’s a worm or another person. I just can’t get over the brutality of it though, I always thought they were such nice kids
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awww.... this is too emotional...hno:hno:hno: i am very sorry for you and the little bird..
you are a great peron dannii.. you have a kind heart... im looking up to you..
and i know that the bird you saw helpless that you took in, will be right beside you being your little angel, and i know hes happy because at the very last minutes of his life he experienced love and care from a person like you dannii... bless you for doing a great job!!!
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