Just wanted to update on what has been going on with my flock, over the last month I have lost four of my cockatiels, Gracey got sick from the stress of moving into the aviary that had just been finished and didn't make it
then a few days after her my mum told me the bad news about Wynnie when I got back from work, they all had a fright while in the aviary and she must have hit the safety cage door wrong and broke her neck
then a little over a week after that Tipsy then got sick, I was lucky enough to be able to spend her last hour with her giving her strokes and telling her how much we love her
Saturday morning I got up to uncover the birds and check on them all, I couldn't see Snuggles so checked the cage floor because he sometimes likes to wonder around pecking at the husks and I saw him lying on the ground, raced in the cage but he was already gone.
For those of you who don't know Snuggles was Randy and Swingers latest baby, I've handled him since he hatched and he was such a little sweety but also had been getting treated for psittacosis since he was around 5 weeks old, he was such a trooper for the vet visit and just snuggled up and fell asleep on my mum for the long drive back, he loved to snuggle in your neck which is how he got his name and nicknames of Snugs, Snuggly Wuggly, Snuggies and always liked to be near his daddy at the top of the ladder.
He was a little slow at learning things and only just fully weaned a few weeks ago, I'll never forget the time he clumsily climbed my arm to get to my shoulder then Bear landed on my head and Snugs decided he had to join him, so through some clawing and hair pulling he finally made it to my head where the two of them stayed for a while (he didn't even know how to fly properly yet)
He was to young to go and very loved, he was only 15 weeks and 2 days old, almost four months old but it felt like we had him for so much longer. Farewell my little Snuggly Wuggly the three girls will be waiting for you, I'll miss seeing you run towards me for a visit and I miss you my three sweet and beautiful girls
he's the smallest one on the left
this one is from a few days before he went, as he got older I couldn't get any good photo's because he would fly away when I tried, also I think the feather loss around his face is from his eyes always being watery.