10-25-2019, 10:02 AM
Try to spend as much time with AJ as you can.
Ensure that he is getting enough to eat -- offer Guardian Angel or Pedialyte to help stimulate his appetite.
Guardian Angel/Pedialyte/Pedialyte Recipe
Offer egg food with millet and or flax seed as well. It is important you keep AJ eating and drinking.
Remember that even if you get another budgie, you are going to need to quarantine it.
Quarantine means housing the new bird in a different cage in a different room than the current bird (as far away from the room the current bird is in as possible) for a period of 35-45 days.
Budgies mask symptoms when they are ill. Symptoms may not show up for over two weeks.
Often you will not even realize your bird is not well. Many budgie illnesses are airborne which is why you need to quarantine your new bird in a completely different room.
Grief is a very personal experience and each individual grieves in their own unique way. Striving to honor aging and death as a part of the cycle of life may not diminish the pain and sorrow we feel when our loved one is no longer with us, yet it can help us accept that birth, life, and death is the way of all creation.
I believe during times of grief it is important to focus on the positives of the time spent with the beloved person or pet who has moved on in their journey.
Concentrating on gratitude for the blessings given through whatever amount of time one had with their loved one turns emotions away from feeling sorrow for one's self and brings the focus on the joys of the memories we shared. Although we miss having that person/pet as part of our day to day existence, and the time we had always seems too brief, giving thanks for the time we were given is the first step in healing the pain and sorrow.