I've been away for a few days...I lost my Gracie.
She wasnt wanting to move from the bottom of her cage so I took her out and held her in both hands, from what I have read through on here I'm pretty sure she had a stroke. I'll spare you the details...She passed away in my hands as I held her and comforted her. Gracie, as you know was the first Budgie I welcomed into my heart. I barely had her a little over a week. I know things like this happen but it hurts. She reminded me of a little angel and now Im left with the peace of knowing thats exactly what she is now. I love you Gracie R.I.P. <3
Awww RIP Gracie. Just wondering, is this why u have to quarantine new budgie in a separate cage b4 introducing them to old budgie.. In case they get sick or something and so not to infect the older one?
From what I've read here within the forum Maria, Yes, if you possibly introduce a new Budgie to your current flock and its ill (they hide their illness so well) it could make the entire flock ill. I just picked up 2 new budgies today, I couldnt resist, but those 2 are quarantined. It feels like little Budgie jail but its for their own good. I'd rather be safe than sorry no matter how healthy they may seem. With my Gracie there wasn't an issue of quarantine because my current flock including her all came from the same cage. With poor Gracie it seemed like a stroke and not a disease just the way I've seen others describe a Budgie stroke on here. So I guess in a way thats good news if its an isolated thing but I'm still keeping good watch on my other babies just in case I see signs of illness.
SandiG - thanks for the advice. I appreciate it. I know what u mean, budgies r irresistible once u start owning one. The 2 cages r not close to each other but they can still hear each other. I was able to feed my new budgie some millet in my hand He's still getting used to me so I know it'll take time.