Last Thursday I walked into my room to feed my birds. To my surprise, only one of the two was still standing on their perch.
My stepfather took his body and buried him that night (I just couldn't do it). The next day after school, I went to his grave (marked by a large rock in the front yard), fell to my knees, and had myself a good cry.
Pickle was my one of my very first budgies, the other being Blueberry, who, thankfully, is still with us today. Although I love the new addition to my birdie family, Skye...It's heartbreaking to me to say "Blueberry and Skye did so and so..." or "Skye and Blueberry are fine, chirping up a storm because..." You see, the phrase 'Pickle and Blueberry' just made perfect sense in my mind. It went together as well as PB&J, or butter and toast!
My new budgie isn't getting along well with Blueberry, and so I'm going to have to buy a new cage and quarantine her. I'm so stupid for not doing that in the first place! Blueberry is snipping at her, and so she snips back and just...Oh dear.
Yes unfortunetly it is too late for quarantine. Some diseases are airborn and others are transfered through contact with another birds water, food dishes, dander, and poop. it sounds like they have had a lot of contact already.
How long has Blueberry and Skye been in the same cage? If not long then they may just be working out the pecking order. Unless they become aggressive to the point where you are concerned one might injure the other I would keep them together and let them work it out..its natural.
I am sorry for your loss, my condolences. Your other birds could work out their differences, but if the cage is not really big enough for them, it will be much harder. Do you have only one water and food dish? I usually have one seed dish per bird, but only one water since it isn't used as much.
Cutie Pie, Olive, Budgie, Baby Boy, Star, Pepper, Ariel, Oscar, Charlie, Little One, Chiclet.
Cutie Pie, Olive, Ariel, Little One and Chiclet are children of Budgie and Oscar.
Budgie and Star left us in 2009. Pepper and Oscar left us this year, 2010. 2018 and all are gone. Ariel and Cutie Pie died this Feb and March. Both over 11 years old.
A good day is a day all your birds are happy and healthy.
I'm so sorry to hear about Pickle. He's one of those little guys you'll never forget.
It's good that you visited his grave.
It's too late for quarantine now. But we'll hope for the best. Before I came here I didn't know anything about quarantine. I've been very lucky.
I'm sure Blueberry and Skye will find their place together. Don't forget that Blueberry is missing Pickle as much as you are.
Again, I'm very sorry about Pickle. It was his time to fly with the angels.
I'm sorry for your loss too. It's so hard losing a pet. We didn't know about quarantine when my husband bought our first bird. Since our first bird, we acquired 3 more birds (one by one), and still didn't know about quarantine, until we found this forum. We were fortunate to say the least, that none of our birds got sick and died. It could have easily happened. It's not necessarily a death sentence if you didn't quarantine. Let's hope the other bird is healthy to begin with . R.I.P. Pickles
Correction: 2 of our birds did die, unrelated to quarantine.
Do you know the gender of your birds? Two boys or girl/boy usually get along fine. Two girls can be problematic.
Is the cage big enough? I also recommend 2 of everything, food dishes, swings, high perches. Just like with small children, so there are no fights.
I would also get a second cage as a hospital cage and for vet visits.
Let's hope that your new addition is healthy......