Well we only had about 24 hours or so with her, so I guess we got her too late, but at least we gave her a very good last 24 hours.
Clean cage, nutritious food, clean fresh water, and most of all love and attention.
In case you hadn't heard I wrote more about it in the Other Pets, other birds sub-forum. She had a lot going against her and it was just too late I guess.
The poor little girl.
We never even got a chance to pick out a good name for her yet. The name that the people we rescued her from was totally ridiculous and very unoriginal and uncaring. Ben can't remember it exactly but it was Finch something....except in Swedish which finch is fink.
It's a very sad night for us all. Ben seems to be especially torn up about it. He is the one who spent the most time with her and worked with her to try to bring her to good health. Just overall a bad evening.
It brought tears to my eyes reading all of your loving comments.
I cried myself to sleep last night, but didn't want Ben to see me so I went to bed earlier than him and turned away so he would not see me if he came in. It would have given him more guilt as he felt maybe he did something wrong to cause it....I felt the same way too.
I just worried so much that she suffered and was scared when she passed. But she was in the comfort of Ben's hands when she actually took her last breath. I hope she felt the love and comfort from him and me petting her too, and wasn't too stressed and scared.