So sorry to hear about Raspy Bella. She had a wonderful life with you and her flock and I'm sure she felt loved and at peace in her last hour. Those budgies are amazing, knowing something so momentous was going on and being silent. I do hope they will settle down quickly to live without her.
Thank you all. I know it's early days, but things really don't feel right here without Raspy. It doesn't help that her sister Atilla is being treated for an infection so she's not been herself. Interestingly, the vet reckoned that Atilla was stressed because her sister was ill, which is why she got her infection. Who knows if that was the case? Either way, Ruth, you are right.... budgies are amazing!
Thanks Sue. Interestingly, none of the others have sat on the swinging perch which was Raspy's spot.... When I clean the cage there are no poops in that part... Thankfully, the boys have been good company for each other. Atilla is still subdued though her poop is slightly better so the infection must be slowly clearing up.
Rest in Peace, sweet little Raspy. Heaven is a more beautiful place now that she is with the angels. Sweetpea, I am so sorry for your loss. Your stories about Raspy, Atilla, Cagney and Bezukhov always made me laugh. I will miss Raspy. I hope you will soon be able to remember the happy times and smile.
I think Bezukhov will be okay. He looks lost when Cagney is snogging Atilla. He looks around like he knows he should be doing the same himself but where's his girl Raspy? Despite that, I am feeling positive that the flock of three will pull together.
I'm going through the same thing. I had a flock of four, two males and two females, and lost one of my females, Ruby, just over a month ago. I was concerned about her mate, Cookie. He was a little quiet for the first week, but he has a great bond with my other male budgie, so he is fine now. I have a video recording of my birds and played it to them a couple of days ago. When they heard Ruby they went nuts and tried to jump on my camcorder! They remember her