Even though I'm new to this forum, I'd love to make a memorial for our family budgie Pebbles. My daughter bought him with her 7th birthday money, and he was just perfect. The day we got him we drove to several pet stores looking at birds before going back to the first local pet store where we spotted him first. He was the busiest one of the bunch, a beautiful greyish blue boy. Chirping, chatting away and looking awesome. He took a few days to getting used to his new house, before going back to his happy chirpy ways.
Pebbles decided his cage was the best place to be, he learned how to step up on my finger but never left his cage for a free flight. So stubborn, I could leave his cage open all day and he would sit right at the door looking at me. So happy, and so cautious of anything new and different. His favorite things were music (any, I could play doom metal and he'd still chirp along), belly rubs, apples and lettuce.
Unfortunately a respiratory infection got him more sick than we could handle, and it ended up in his kidneys failing completely. We will miss you Pebbles, you were an amazing fun bird to have in the house and I'm so sorry all the meds couldn't help you
A lovely tribute to your (daughter's) beautiful boy. I think our first budgies all hold a special place in our hearts, and their legacy is that we can't imagine a house without one, two or a few from then on in. I hope your daughter is handling his demise okay; she must still be rather young.
Rest in peace, Pebbles. You were much loved. xx
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.
Thank you for the kind words and support. It has almost been a week and I'm still adjusting to having only one bird in the house. So used to walking into the house after kids going to school, greeting Pebbles first (and then the other pets , still feel the need to greet Pebbles before realising he's not there.
Very proud of my (now 8 year old) daughter, she misses her bird but also knows this is life. I did have to talk her out of getting a new budgie right away, but in the meantime I'm keeping a eye out for any budgies needing rehoming. Over time we will find a cage buddie for Pineapple. But at the time it is too soon (and my husband is still recovering from the vet costs). Once I get my pictures sorted I'll have to add a good one of Pebbles.