My favorite budgie Dink just passed away. I don't know what happened he was fine this morning hopping around making noise with the other budgies. Then just a little while ago I found him on the bottom of the cage...
No one seems to understand, everyone just keeps telling me it was just a bird, I have four more of them and that at 35 I shouldn't be so upset over a bird and one friend even went so far as to say its not like it was a dog or anything... Dink was not just a bird!! he was my favorite and one of my first two budgies. I've had him for almost five years. Its not childish to be sad over loosing him I'm just as attached to my little guys as I am to my dog and cats! I just can't understand how they can say that!
and not only am I upset over loosing Dink I'm also afraid for my other birds as I have no idea what happened to Dink, I'm especially worried about Lily as I've had him just as long as Dink. Anyway I know I haven't been on this forum much (real life keeps me busy) But I figured if anyone would understand it would be the people here.
I'm going to miss Dink
These little guys are just like potato chips... You can never have just one! = 4 and counting
I am so sorry about your loss I know just how difficult it is. I have been through it and it was really painful. One of the worst days of my life actually.
Ignore what other people are telling you, you are not at all silly for being upset over the loss of your animal. They just don't understand.
I second ALL of this
It is hard loosing a bird. When I lost my Talola I felt so empty. She taught me a lot about the way of birds so that is why I try to cherish the memories I had with her instead of letting my sad emotions overwhelm those that are happy.
Your Dink obviously was not just a bird to you therefore you can't hold in what needs to come out!
Im so sorry for you loosing your little Dink... I'll never understand how others just dont feel the sadness or at least understand our deep feelings for our pets. Dont mind them, thats just how they are. I feel so bad for you.. If you find what happened, mabie you could share that if its something mabie that can help someone else her.
Sorry about Dink. People say Oh, it's not like you lost your dog or cat b\c budgies don't cost that much. when i took my budgie to the vet, people said why do you spend so much, just buy another one. people are surprised that each bird has its own personality. everyone assumes they have no brain and they all act alike. well, i think we all know better..........
Mama to Miss Kauai (budgie) aka the blue terror and Miss Chanel (green linnie)
Am sorry bout your loss i know how u feel also when my Bandy died bout 3 months ago he was my first hand reared baby and first budgie i ever had to raise like a child. He was super special. I miss him dearley still feels empty when i go to the aviary and hes not there. He is burried behind the aviary with the others see his grave dailey gets fresh flowers often am thinking going to get him a little memorial tree i miss him so much i balled my eyes out when i saw him on bottom cage he was fine that day to like yours went to see him nxt day at aviary and dead he is always in my heart is little bandy let your lillte Dinks RIP all the little birdys b at peace in birdy heaven Dinks may meet Bandy one day :-)
Peps,Sandy,Toni,Ali,Danny,R,Spyro and Stan
People who haven't had a bird in their lives just don't understand. For the record, I've loved and lost many animals, and losing my budgie last fall was the worst loss of all, bar none. There was a bond with my birdie that was extra special, and budgies are so fragile that you worry over them in ways you never worry about a dog or cat.
You gave Dink a happy life, and he will always be with you.
RIP, Dink. Fly high and watch over your friends who love you until you are reunited again.