It is with tears in my eyes and an aching heart that I have to tell you that my beautiful Joey died today, he was about eight. He had a long and happy life and he certainly gave me happiness.
He was never the same after we lost his friend Twitch in December. He was quieter and reluctant to come out although recently he did start to chatter more and of course he liked to come out for a lie down on his table!
As I uncovered him this morning he greeted me with a few tweets before having his breakfast. I opened his door and about half an hour later he sneaked out for his usual lie down. After a while he got up and had a potter about and then flew down onto the carpet, something he hasn't done for years. He then returned to his table and just squatted down, which I've never seen him do before. Then he had a head wobble and I knew something was wrong. Immediately, he flew back to his cage but went straight to the bottom where he just lay there in one corner. After about an hour, he just quietly slipped away.
I have buried him alongside Twitch, together again for eternity. It is so strange now with both of them gone. I've spent the last seven and a half years with at least one pair of beady eyes in the corner of the lounge, following my every move but now they're gone.
I am so sorry to hear this stevex. There seems to be a spate of birds passing away just lately and when I saw your post I felt just so sad, as it's always so hard for the owners left behind. RIP to Joey, who is now reunited with Twitch. Thoughts to you xxx
Eric born 12th November 2017 Archie arrived 13th October 2019
In memory of Pickle, my friend. 8th June 2012 - 7th August 2017 ❤️ Buddy 25 October 2015 - 3rd December 2017 Boris 11 August - 3rd December 2017 Ernie 12th November 2017 - 9th June 2019 Not forgetting little Perry. May to August 2012. Taken tragically too soon. Together forever. Gone but never forgotten.
I am so sorry, stevex. So hard to lose them both close together, but it sounds as though Joey knew his time was up and passed away very peacefully. That is a blessing for both himself and you. When the time comes that you feel able, possibly you will allow another couple of buds to worm their way into your soul ...... the house will seem very empty without some feathers to clean up.
RIP little Joey xxx
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.
Yes Hezz, it's strange how animals seem to know when their time is up. I have already cleaned most of their cage, I just needed something to do and I wanted to do it sooner rather than later. My home feels so empty and quiet at the moment so I probably will get another pair.
So sorry to hear this stevex. You must think positive thoughts, they both had wonderful lives with you and their legacy is that you want/need to get another pair to love. Rest in peace two little mates together Joey and Twitch.
Fly high: Billy Boy, Charlie, Harvey, JoJo, Joe, Lacey, Missy, Oscar, Pickle and Smudge. RIP: Penny, Poppy, Lola, Georgie, Bea, Morgana, Phoebe, Truffle, Hazel, Tilly, Tuppence and Mollie.