Join Date: Dec 2010
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Thank you all so much. I am trying to remember all our good times and it's cheering me up. I loved her even when her beak looked like one of those burnt chips nobody eats in the bag! I had some cute videos of her from a few hours before she passed away. It was so strange, she loved to be stroked but never scritched. She was fluffing up and bopping me with her beak to scritch her and when I stopped she was not pleased! I gave her a shower with the rest of the lovies cause it was her favourite thing and she was totally fine there. It's just afterwards she got even more clingy and weird so straight away I made a hospital cage knowing something was not right. Then before she went in she just collapsed. That's when I panicked more so but I thought we could save her. I called an emergency 24 hour vet from somewhere up North and the guy went through loads of questions. He asked me about her ring and that's when we found out she would be 22! Then he gave me that recipe for the solution and just as I went to pick her up to give her it she started flapping. I mean a lot of birds flap when you put them in your hand because they're all like AH! Put me down. But her eyes looked hollow, dead almost. I put her gentle down and she continued to flap in this weird way. Her whole body started to have spasms that looked extremely painful. She then stiffened and I thought oh she's died. I burst into tears almost being sick at what I had just seen. We picked her up and all of a sudden she started breathing really faintly. Her eyes had gone though. Like she was blind now. I put her back into the tank and I knew she was going to die, I didn't want to give her the solution because if she physically can't swallow anything I give her she would surely drown. She had her legs spread wide, her wings too and her head was on the floor. She kept having leg, eyes, wings and back spasms. The saddest were the head ones. I would talk to her through the tank and she would put her head up to listen. Then a few seconds after her head would sway and she would collapse again. Slowly she couldn't even look at me any more and I can honestly say in the kindest possible way that after that fit I wanted her to die. We waited with her the whole time and eventually her back stopped moving. She had died. I couldn't believe it. But I could. I didn't want to see her suffer any more. BJ n the babies still appear to be grieving. We are burying her in those beautiful woods I take Dexter too in a couple of hours. I just need to feed my flock up and change the waters. Do so spot checks and make sure everybody is okay and hand feed my budgie bunch. I found some pictures of Picasso asleep on me on my iPod which made me smile. I had been giving her scritches until she fell asleep and she had sent me to sleep. Thanks whoever took them!
- Alexandrine parakeets Kona, Peaches, George (missing), Holly (RIP), & Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie