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TheBoysMom 02-16-2015 10:59 AM

Bye Bye Stormy
Yesterday was a sad day at my house.

Sparkle's partner in crime Stormy passed away.
I purchased both the boys together as they seemed bonded to each other at the store. They were like twins and did everything together at the same time.

If one got a bath the other did, one went to the seed bowl the other did, they would swing side by side even though they each had there own and of course were constant companions to one another.

At Christmas time I notice that Stormy had mites and I started treatment right away. About five days ago he started eating constantly, almost non stop for 6 days. I watched him for any signs of illness but we know that is not as easy as it sounds but he was singing, bathing, his poop was normal, drinking water and chatting with Sparkle. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary other than he was eating all the time.

Saturday and Sunday (morning) I was paying careful attention to them as it it brutally cold here in NJ. With the heat set at 75 the temp in my home was 47. We had very low temperatures and 60mph winds. So I made sure they were as warm as possible and checking on them often.

I was in another room and heard Sparkle screaming loudly, he was the louder of the two and was always chattering. But it dawned on me that the noise he was making sounded different. So I went to check out what was going on and Sparkle was "screaming" and racing back and forth on the perch. And sadly, Stormy was on the bottom of the cage and it was obvious that he had passed.

Needless to say Sparkle and I are very saddened and lonely. Sparkle keeps looking for his special friend and has been very quite.

Bye bye sweet Stormy. February 15 2015:budge:

Griff 02-16-2015 11:03 AM

I'm so sorry about Stormy. It must be so difficult for you and Sparkle. :hug:

jellyblue 02-16-2015 11:27 AM

Rest in Peace, sweet handsome Stormy. Keep his cute face and happy song close to your heaart, and he will be with you forever. I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and Sparkle. It is so sad to lose a close friend.

justmoira 02-16-2015 11:35 AM

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Stormy. :hug:

aluz 02-16-2015 12:01 PM

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this...:( You have my deepest sympathies.
It's never easy to cope with the loss of a beloved pet and on top of it all to see its mate so distressed about it.
I hope you and Sparkle will feel better soon, be sure to give him some extra tlc during this very challenging time. :hug:

Rest in peace, little Stormy. You were much loved and will be missed.

FaeryBee 02-16-2015 01:45 PM

I'm very sorry for your loss of little Stormy and I fully understand what you are going through with Sparkle.
My Sunny was the same way when he lost his best buddy, Shelby. :hug:
You may want to consider getting Sparkle a new friend. Since you will need to quarantine the new bird, it will be a few weeks before you will be able to introduce them. I know my Sunny was very depressed after Shelby passed and only perked up when my Sparky started spending all day each day with him.
It is because of Love we Grieve
Because of Love we are also comforted
in our Sorrow

In Memories, may you find Healing
In Time, may you find Peace
In the Power of Love, may you find Comfort.

Fly High and Free little Stormy -- Rest In Peace now sweet boy.

Pretty boy 02-16-2015 08:30 PM

What a wonderful bond those two shared, it is a hard time for both of you at present, be there for Sparkle as often as possible.
As FaeryBee suggested perhaps another budgie will help ease the pain, you are not replacing Stormy as he will be with you forever in spirit. He is flying high and free with the flock above.

kcladyz 02-16-2015 08:35 PM

Sorry for your loss. it is amazing that they seem to know when something is wrong. They are very smart. I hope your little one will be ok.

eduardo 02-17-2015 06:34 AM

So sorry to hear that... Poor Sparkle... RIP Stormy...

Zeena 02-17-2015 07:26 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Stormy Sande :( There is no doubt he was well-cared for and loved not only in his last few days, but throughout his life. These little guys are so fragile that sometimes we can never pinpoint what happened.

Regardless, may he rest in peace and fly free over rainbow bridge :hug:

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