It is with a heavy heart i that i write this. My beloved girl has passed.
She was the one who started it all for me. My first budgie (i had bougt a male at the time with her but due to a accident he's been gone a while).
I got this girlie Summer of 04 and she was about 6 months old making her 7 years old. She passes away on December 22 2010. She hasn't been doing well for a while but she was happy so i didn't have the heart to end it. But i'd rather remember the good then the bad. She was a absolutely wonderful mom to 2 clutches of babies and my first experience with breeding. I like to Think she helped me become the better bird owner i am today. I went from very small cage and only seed to pretty much a total bird room with fresh veggies, loads of toys, mashes and a lot more knowledge then i ever thought i would know on birds. My final step in moving on Will be to get them in aviary (a little safer then the bird room since my walls have a bit of distruction on the go)
I think she hit home the hardest for me as she was my first bird and she's been through all th drama of my life with me and been around when i was depressed and just didn't care for anything else other then my birds.
Just hard to believe shes gone. Just going to share a few oh my favorite photos
After i upgraded from my small cage to a large 30 by 18 by 30.
Her Fave place to sit when i had that cage, As you can see, she enjoyed carrots way back then too
Sunning in the Tiels first ever cage (It was big but i hated it! so hard to clean)
Taking care of her first ever clutch
Just Being cute
And at the end, She wasn't able to keep up in the "mini aviary as i put it" so i set up the brooder for her. It wasn't a week later she pased. You can just see how poor her feather condition is.
Thanks to anyone who Reads this. I just Hope Your birds can teach you as much as lilly has taught me. She will never be far from my heart. Its been hard to write this and has taken me over a week to even be able to post about it as i've been devastated.