Post by Marianne Marlow on Nov 6, 2019 9:27:02 GMT
Unfortunately Polly has passed away.
She came to live with us on 19th April 2017, with her mate Pete. We think that Polly was around 6 years old.
Unfortunately Pete passed away in November of the same year with some long term health issues. We didn't know Pete's age as his previous carer found him outside - well actually he found her!
The year after Pete passed away, I rehomed Lemon and he moved in with Polly. They had regular disagreements about the swings in Polly's cage. He wanted to sit on the big swing next to her at night and she didn't want him to. He'd usually sneak on in the dark!
Polly loved to shred cuttlebone and balsa, she also sang really well, not the squeaky song of a lot of hens, but a full blown riot and headbob like the boys.
Eventually, Polly could no longer fly because she had a fatty lump and would plunge to the floor, so I moved her in with Hector. Hectors cage was better equipped for non-flying budgies.
George would feed and preen Polly through the bars. Lucy would sit on the bars outside and sing, sometimes bashing the bars at Polly, Polly would bash back.
I hope Polly enjoyed her time here, it was only 2 and a half years.
I was very upset to see her at the bottom of the cage this morning. She must have passed away in the night, but I didn't hear anything (the bottom of the cages are padded with towels under the newspapers in case of falls)
We'll miss you Polly. I like to think of you reunited with your beloved Pete.
Pete and Polly
We are not Vets, Avian or otherwise. If you have any serious doubts about your budgies' health an appointment with an Avian vet should always be your first point of call.
I'm so sorry. She had a good life with you & you made her comfortable towards the end when she needed the extra care. She is no doubt telling everyone over at Rainbow Bridge how lucky she was to live her last 2.5 years with you. Fly high lovely Polly.