Rest well, Jazz. You've left your mark, and as I sit here knowing that I must move your file on the computer to 'Deceased', I can't quite accept it.
I never expected to find you dead in your box today, your chicks huddled around you. Yuki is distressed, he can't understand why the love of his life has left him, with three chicks to care for, no less. But don't worry, Yuki is a brilliant father, Jazz, as you surely know. I have entrusted your youngest to Smokey, and hope she does it justice.
I wonder if Gidget, Kin and Sora will notice your departure. Gidget is sitting on his own in the aviary, odd for him. Perhaps he knows. Perhaps he saw me cradling you.
You were a beautiful bird Jazz, and I was proud to have you. You were to retire after this clutch, and I have to wonder if it was the stress of these babies that did you in. You were not young, I have owned you for almost 2 years now, and your were in adulthood when I bought you. You were one of my first hens, and I will surely miss you.
RIP Jazz my girl.
You know you might have too many budgies when you're not sure if you've remembered them all!
Charlie - Cinny - Dante - Gidget - Jimmette - JJ - Jules - Mo - Ollie - Peanut - Penny - Pie - PJ - Pockie - Sally - Simon - Snowy - Song - Sora - Spang - Tommy
Oh my goodness, I am sorry to hear this sad news, what a terrible shock for you . Jazz was so beautiful. I hope the other budgie mums and dads will look after the chicks. Poor Yuki, I hope he will also be OK.
RIP beautiful Jazz, you were very much loved and will be missed
Sarah, Minty & Sparky
RIP Speedy April 2004 - Sept 2012 We will never forget you. Sleep well beautiful boy.