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In Memory Tributes and Memorials to Budgies which have moved on to the Rainbow Bridge
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:15 PM
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Well, I don't know what to say... I lost one of my gang today after only having her for 7 months. Nothing like getting a phone call at work (I work nights) from your fiancee saying that she woke up and found one of the birds in the bottom of the cage not moving or breathing.

I took on Songbird back in July when her owner couldn't care for her anymore and she was quite afraid of us at the start. She also had an injured wing and I was told that she couldn't fly, but we still let her out with the rest of the birds. She would just flutter to the ground initially and run around screaming for us to pick her up, and if she saw you, she'd come running to your hand and up your arm to sit on your shoulder. After a couple months, she started to fly a little bit, while not perfect, it was enough to get her to us when we were sitting on the couch or in the living room. The funny thing was that my fiancee was the first thing she flew to.

Eventually she started to get along with the other birds and Tiki took quite a liking to her and she was sharing a cage with her since. As I write this, the other birds are all calling out to her except for Tiki, she's sitting on my shoulder right now looking depressed and unhappy. She only chirps once in a while now and she won't even let me pet her a bit.

I'm hoping things settle down and I'll reorganize things a bit and try and get Tiki to share a cage with Sparky and Baby so she won't be so lonely.

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Old 01-16-2011, 11:24 PM
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I'm so sorry to read of your loss Michael, and offer my condolences.

From what you've you written, you had a strong bond with Songbird, and she would have known just how special she was to you.

Rest in peace little Songbird.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:26 PM
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I'm so sorry Michael.
How lucky for Songbird to have had such a caring owner for the past 7 months.
It was great of you to take her in and I'm sorry you lost her so soon.
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Rest in Peace, sweet Songbird. Keep her sweet face, happy song and free spirit close to your heart and she will be with you forever.
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Thanks guys, but I think Jess was more devastated than I am. She never had a positive experience with birds before she met me and she took quite a liking to Songbird too (she was never too crazy about Sparky because of his constant noisemaking, but was okay with the others).
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I am so sorry. It must have been quite a shock.
The other birds will also feel the loss.
My condolences to you both.
Fly high now little Songbird.
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I am so sorry Michael. She sure sounded like a special little girl. May she RIP
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I'm really sorry to hear that sounds like songbird and you had a lovely bond and was very loved. I hope she rests in peace
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Thanks guys, looks like Tiki's taken back to the rest of the flock. She and Sparky used to live in the same cage and I had to separate them one day because she just started fighting with him out of the blue and was like that for some time. We were lucky that Songbird happened to come our way and that she and Tiki got along so well.

So far, she seems to be taking it in stride. She's a lot more vocal lately and wants to be around the other 2 more often (a good thing in my books). Time to dust off those extra perches and put them in the bigger cage I guess.
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