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In Memory Tributes and Memorials to Budgies which have moved on to the Rainbow Bridge

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:59 AM
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My budgie, Snowflake, had to be put to sleep last night. She had fluid on her abdomen, which we continued to have aspirated for several months. She wasn't getting any better after this and after giving her medication daily. The frequency of the fluid having to be drained became more frequent (every two to three weeks). We knew that she had had enough. She was a great old bird. She was so feisty! She was kind of like the mother of all of our budgies. I'm going to miss her so much! I still can't believe she's gone.

Snowflake had a mate, Sky, who I believe is grieving right now too. Ever since he got up this morning, he's been calling for her, and it's been breaking my heart. He's now in a flight cage with two other of his budgie friends, but they are all still getting used to each other. Is there any way to comfort him at all? Snowflake was his life. Whenever I would talk to her, he would get between her and I to "protect" her or to make sure that no one was going to hurt her. He was so protective of her. He is not finger tamed. Any advice on helping him through this hard time would be greatly appreciated.

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Im so very sorry for your very tragic loss. R.I.P Snowflake.
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:52 AM
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So sorry to hear about Snowflake. RIP Snowflake.
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Sorry to hear about losing Snowflake. It sounds like she had a great life with you and Sky. I think the best comfort for him would be to keep his surroundings interesting (like what you have done by putting him in with some others). Maybe some new toys (even if he doesn't play, they might offer some visual stimulation), rearranging his environment, extra millet....these little things may make the adjustment easier - just a guess?
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Aw, sorry for your loss. RIP Snowflake. Hopefully with time and having other birds around Sky will adjust just fine.
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I am sorry for your loss Give Sky time to grieve and adjust, I am sure with his budgie friends he will be okay.
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I'm so sorry for your loss of Snowflake! You got some great advice..you may also want to consider getting Sky another friend.
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Snowflake. hno: I can tell she was very loved by the way you speak of her and your concern about her grieving mate, Sky. It sounds like she had a great life in your home.

I would try to keep Sky's routine as similar to what he is accustomed to, and of course follow the other great pieces of advice already given. I also like to play soothing music (nature sounds, ocean sounds, etc.) all the time, but especially during difficult times. Fly free, Snowflake.
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Thanks so much, everyone!
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Awww I'm so sorry for you and Sky.

RIP Snowflake!
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