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<3 Fly Free Muffin Girl <3

I can't believe I'm writing this, through flowing tears, but our sweet Muffin is gone

She has been going through one of her nesting bouts for the past week or so and usually gets down but snaps out of it after a few days. This time she just didn't. She didn't lay any eggs, but was having all of the behaviors. She was having extremely watery droppings and hasn't been eating as much as usual. Today when I came home from work she was nestled on the floor of her cage very puffed up. I got her fresh water and she drank but then went right back down to the bottom. I took her out and laid her on my sweatshirt. I thought she might be cold so I put a blanket over us and she snuggled up to me, more than usual, for over an hour while I cried because I knew this was the end. My fiance woke up (working night shift) and we tried to think of what to do, we decided the best thing would be to take her to the vet.

After calling several avian vets, all saying they couldn't take her, I just jumped in the car and went to the first one I called (right down the road, thank goodness!) and they took her in. They called me into the room a few minutes later and the vet informed me that she had passed in the carrier

We loved this bird so much, she was so special to us despite her physical flaws. She was only with us for 18 months but we feel like we gave her the best life she could have had. Fly free little Muffin Girl, you will be missed dearly!!












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O my god. When I saw the title I gasped out loud. I am so shocked to read this. I'm SOO sorry. I don't even know what to say. I really hope your going to be okay. It made an impact on me and she wasn't even my bird. You did the best you can. At least you can take comfort in knowing that you took her in the vet before she passed. You did everything you could in your power. I'm sorry again.
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Thank you, I forgot to say the vet thinks it was mostly likely another egg binding or if the egg broke in her then she could have gotten egg yolk peritonitis. I am not doing a necropsy, but I am having her cremated so we can always have her with us. I am just devastated, she was so amazing and such a big part of our lives. Definitely gone too soon
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I am so so sorry I wasn't expecting this at all (I imagine you weren't either!). I'm sorry for your loss but you did everything you could have done. You gave an 'undesirable' bird a home (not to us, but to a non-bird person) and that alone is wonderful enough. How many people would have seen her and over-looked her because of her flaws? Everybody here loved her and thought she was a beautiful, amazing little parrot and I'm sure we all know how lucky she was to have you up until the end!

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Hi Jill, it's so sad to read about Muffin's death.
She was a popular member of our forum, everybody liked her.
I feel so sorry for you, I know how painful it is to loose a beloved feathered friend.
Fly free, little Muffin, now you are on the other side of the rainbow bridge.


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Thank you everyone! I appreciate all of your kind thoughts

I am a substitute teacher and this quote was on the classroom teacher's desk this morning, I thought it was perfect thing to come upon after the night we had (even though I about lost it right there in the classroom!)

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(even though I about lost it right there in the classroom!)
I can imagine. If it was me, I would need to take a day off or else I would have crying spells the whole day (especially if there was something that reminded me of it.)
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I debated taking today off, but I thought it might be better to have the distraction of work to get me through the day, plus my fiance is on night shift this month so he was sleeping all day anyway. We had a sad reunion today after I got home from work and are doing ok. It just really sucks nobody ever wants to lose a pet
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Oh no Poor little Muffin. Hope you are doing ok. Muffin was a special little lady and will be missed by everyone on the forum. Just know she had the best life possible since she was with you.
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I am so sorry to hear about Muffin. I don't know her back story, but I know how much you loved her. RIP Muffin.

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I'm so sorry Jill. Muffin was such a sweet bird, and it's so hard to lose a friend. She was very lucky to have been in your care for the time she was with you. Fly free little Muffin!

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