yesterday evening, march 9th at about 8:10pm, negi passed away. she might've had a heart attack, i'm not sure.
she started acting weird at about 7pm. she lied down on her cage or on the bottom of it. i moved her next to the heater right away, thinking she might have been ill. i went to the store to pick some things up and my friend came with me. i even told her about how weird negi was acting and as soon as we arrived back at my place we started doing research on what might be wrong. we guessed she's either baring eggs or ill. i already planned a visit to the vet today and i was just praying she survives the night. but not even an hour has passed and she seemed to be getting worse. she was losing balance on her perch and i even helped her a bit by placing my finger for her to lean on it. at one point i told my friend to do it while i do some more research and not so long after, negi just fell in her hands. she was still alive, wide awake and bit us as strong as usual. we placed her on the floor and pet her. her legs felt so weak while i was holding her. i even turned on the forums to quickly write out a thread to see if anyone knows what to do. but unfortunately, before i was even able to write the title in panic, she flipped on her slide and started flapping her wings. i was scared but i hoped everything was ok. when she stopped moving, she closed her eyes and stopped breathing. and that was it. it just happened so suddenly.
i buried her in the backyard the same night after letting juju see her for the last time. he seems to be doing fine now. he did try calling for her a few times but he doesn't seem to be acting unusual. maybe he didn't figure it out yet. i'm just hoping he will be ok after this because i'm personally devastated and i've been crying the entire night and morning. i just want my birdie back but i'll have to move on. i hope that's soon.
this is the last picture i took of her, an hour before her death
goodnight negi, thank you for spending time with me and juju.
I'm very sorry to hear this, you have my deepest sympathies over your Negi's passing.
Hopefully soon, as your heart beings to heal you will find comfort in the memories of the good times you had with your budgie girl.
Rest in peace, beautiful Negi.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Last edited by aluz; 03-10-2016 at 07:26 PM.
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Poor Negi. You know, budgies, by their nature, are very good at hiding illnesses, so it's often too late by the time we notice that something's wrong. There was quite likely nothing you could have done. It's an awful shame, but at least you have her little patch to maybe plant a flower, or a shrub on. It's the memories that keep us strong.