Last night my roommates cat somehow got into my room and killed poor Chirp.
I can't even believe that he is gone or that he died in such a horrible way. At least it was quick, I think.
He was such a sweet bird, and was Tweetie's mate. They were so happy together!
Fortunately, I don't think that Tweetie or the other 2 birds saw this happen, as they did not seem at all traumatized. I just can't believe my little Chirp is gone. I loved him so much! I couldn't imagine it would be this painful to lose a pet. I feel terrible that I wasn't more careful--the door sticks and I guess it didn't close all the way when I went to the kitchen to get the birds fresh water. The cat usually never goes in my room, but I guess she heard the birds and pushed her way in. I feel so terrible that I might have been able to prevent this. I have always been so careful in every way to make sure that my babies are safe and happy and healthy. I wish I could go back in time and change things--to close that door properly this time so my little Chirp could still be safe and happy and alive with his Tweetie and me.
What can I do to help Tweetie? It happened late last night and Tweetie hadn't seemed to notice when I put her to bed. I put some extra mirrors (which she loves) and toys in the cage to keep her occupied. There are 2 other newer birds in with her too, but she hasn't yet showed much interest in them. She only had eyes for Chirp!
i would like to get a new bird at some point to have an even number, but perhaps I should wait? Also, should I try to get an older bird since Tweetie is about a year old and Chirp was just a bit older than her? I am not sure of the age of the other 2, but 1 of them is quite young and the other a bit older, but neither of their ceres have changed color yet, so I don't know their sex. I would like to get another potential mate for Tweetie, but maybe she would choose one of the other 2 birds if I gave it some time to see what happens? I just don't want one of the birds to feel left out if 2 of the others are mates....
Please help. I am so devastated that my beautiful Chirp is gone--so happy and full of life he was. He had just got in all his grown up feathers and lost his stripes on his head and should have had a long full life with Tweetie. We buried him in the garden in a little velvet lined box. I can't believe I won't wake up to his lively song again....