My little budgie Cricket was taken to the vet for the last time today. The growth beside her beak was actually coming from her mouth and although the vet removed some and performed a biopsy on one occasion, he was unable to help us any further. During the past four months she became more used to us and would like us to open her cage more often. She was hand tame, but preferred to sit on top of her cage. It was only ten days ago that she flew off her cage and landed on my arm for the first time. A month ago I noticed she was having trouble cracking her seed and she had stopped eating her greens and apple. I started breaking her seeds open for her, which I think she appreciated. She was still a cheerful little budgie. This morning when I uncovered her cage she seemed to be in pain and her beak looked quite deformed from the previous night. My daughter and I decided that today would have to be the day we said goodbye, as we promised we would not let her suffer with this. She still dinged her bell on the way to the vet, the bell that she would wear on her head like a hat or that she would stick her beak inside to talk to. I miss her terribly and I would like to thank Budgiekins who replied to a previous post I had made about her. RIP my darling little Cricket. I hope you have a special bell to ding. That noise will always remind me of you.
You were a lovely little bird. Goodbye and RIP Cricket.
I'm so sorry for your loss of sweet little Cricket.
I commend your compassion in helping her move on to the Rainbow Bridge so she doesn't have to suffer, can fly high and free and will rest peacefully until you meet again.
May time bring you peace and your happy memories of Cricket with her little bell bring you joy.
Fly high to Rainbow Bridge little Cricket. You will have many friends there. And as many bells to play with as you want. Your mommy did the bravest and best thing she could have done for you. That shows how must she loved you.Play happilly litte Cricket.You will see your mommy again one day.
Oh I'm so sorry about Cricket. The decision must have been incredibly difficult to make and I sincerely feel for you. I'm also sorry that I didn't have more experience to share with you about her condition. ((hugs))
It is so cute when budgies sit with a bell on their head; my budgie Apollo (RIP) used to do that too. Hold onto those happy thoughts and keep her in your heart.