Aww Skysmum, so sorry to hear about Inca. Just think what a wonderful life she had with you, and like others have said, you were there for her to the end.
There's a thread on here about do budgies mourn (which I have just commented on) but we could do with one suggesting how WE get over the death of a lovely feathered friend. It's so hard - I lost three this year, one I had for 15 years (my lovely Harry, I still miss him terribly).
Onwards and upwards - I now have my hands full with two young birds - I forgot how energetic they can be! All of us on this forum should realise that any budgie coming to one of us is going to have a great home - they could go somewhere far worse.
Bless Inca and I hope the rest of your flock help you to get over your loss. xxx
Its never easy loosing any of our buds . I find i deal with it in different ways depending on the circumstances of each one. If they have been very poorly and you have done the best you can for them i prepare myself and accept the inevitable, ive so far lost most of mine to tumours at a good age, i also lost one last year to liver disease at 2 years old and although it breaks my heart i find it easier to accept when you know. I also have a very old boy Jo who i bred myself he is 14 now and will be my ultimate heartbreak when he leaves me. Inca was so sudden and she was young at just over 3 years old, i just didn't see it coming and it has floored me a bit i have to say, this one will play on my mind more whereas when you know at least you can deal with it and settle with your grief. My dear old Mum who is 86 said to me, "your not the right person to have them, you get to upset when they go" , very pragmatic my mum but i do wonder if what she say's is true even though ive had them most of my life, 57 years. I told her she started it bringing my first one home when i was around 6
It is all what it is, we have them, love them and have to let them go when its their time, i couldn't imagine my life without them Ive also commented on do they mourn thread
Owned by Bailey and Iris
Also the boss, Frank Meep
RIP My Beautiful Jinny, Fern, Isla, Piper, Teddy, Freddy, Chilli Pepper, HRH Inca, Indi, Tinkerbell, George, Bertie, Bumble, Eve and my little superbud JoJo
Merryweather, Fauna, Summer, Betty, Joe and Flora Meep
You are a lovely person skysmum to care as you do. I mentioned to you the 2 budgies I bought last year from the internet. They were untamed and terrified of humans. They gradually got used to me in the short time I had them, but I am heartsore for the neglect they endured previously, and that I could not save them. If the previous owner had a shred of the compassion and love you have for your birds then their outcome may have been very different. I know that Bumble et al are going to have the best life with you. BTW, did I mention me and Squawk are moving in .