Roban was my very first budgie. I bonded with him instantly. He was so so smart and I miss him so much.
I can't go into talking about how he died, because I'm not strong enough yet. It took a lot of will power just to log on, and see his picture as my avatar, as well as his name as my username.
I never expected to lose him. It never occurred to me. Now there is a little grave in the front yard, with a little bird sculpture on it. I go by it every day, and say good morning or just a hello. Sometimes I feel he is on my shoulder now, nibbling my ear or my hair.
He left a brother behind. Poor Cielo didn't know what to do without Roban in his cage. He just sat quietly in the corner for a few days.
I got another bird a week after Roban passed. It is not his replacment by any means, just an addition to a family missing an important member.
You are missed dearly, Roban. I would do anything in my power to bring you back. Cielo misses you too, and I wish your new brother would have had a chance to meet you.
Dream sweetly my little baby, we all miss you. You will never be forgotten.
Dream sweetly, my little Roban.
~ R.I.P Roban ~
I am sorry for your loss. I felt the same way you did when I lost my first budgie, Boba. Only his health was failing so I guess it was to be expected.
And I too got a new budgie maybe 2 weeks after he had passed, so I know what you're saying when you say that the new budge is not a "replacement", but I'm sure his brother does miss having another budgie around, and they seem to get lonely/bored rather quickly. My other budgie, Meeko, acted that way soon after Boba died. Although we didn't want to "replace" him, we didn't want Meeko to be alone.
It sounds like you loved Roban very much, and I'm sure he knew that.
I got my linnie about 2 months after Ping died. It was a long 2 months. I kept bugging the breeder to find out how Miss Chanel was progressing and when i could pick her up. there was an emptiness in my heart that miss chanel filled. I think Ping would have like Miss chanel. fortunately, my budgie, miss kauai is not affected by the loss of any of the budgies.
Mama to Miss Kauai (budgie) aka the blue terror and Miss Chanel (green linnie)
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Rest in Peace, sweet little Roban. Keep his cute face and happy song close to your heart, and he will be with you forever. Roban will be happy that you have a new friend to share your love and good care. He wouldn't want you to be sad nor Cielo to be lonely.