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Old 07-01-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I'm so sorry for your loss!

My first pet when I was a little girl was a canary named Apollo, and I loved him so dearly. He lived longer than most canaries do, and when he died suddenly I was beyond broken-hearted. My friends all thought I was silly to be so sad over a bird, but few people understand how loving they can be and how strong the bond that can be formed between human and bird...I still think about him and miss his beautiful voice...man, that guy could sing!

My heart goes out to you (((hugs)))!
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:51 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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I'm sorry you lost your friend.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Geek I'm so sorry for the lost of your bird. It's never easy losing a beloved pet.

I know you want to get another bird for your remaining budgie but I have to recommend to hold off for a time. You will notice that your remaining bird will be fine if you devote your attention to him/her.

Years back I had a canary for over a year, also a sweet timid bird. Made the mistake of getting her a friend. The new bird was very agressive after the first week and the end result was that my canary died from a vicious attack. I couldn't blame the new bird she was just being territorial.
I ended up giving the 2nd bird to friends as I really didn't want birds after the attack.

If you do get a new bird I highly recommend the quarantine cage and to introduce them very slowly to insure that it goes well.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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So sorry about the loss of your feathered friend.

HUGS
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I am very sorry for your loss. It is never easy losing our family members. My thoughts are with you.
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:30 AM
 
Location: square thing with a roof
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Thanks, everyone.

The new budgie we plan to get will be a baby. It'll be male too, just like the one we still have. Snowy is very loving, and he was always grooming our other bird. So if we get a baby for him to make friends with, he'll more or less parent the baby.

We're going to give hime some space before getting another bird. We know he misses his pal because he keeps looking at the spot where his bud used to sit, and even scoots over like he's making room for him. He hasn't played with any of his toys either.

He has been eating and drinking water, and we've been giving him extra attention, and he's been chirping a lot like he always does.
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Old 07-02-2010, 06:38 AM
 
Location: NJ
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so sorry for your loss.
I have a 21 year old cockatiel and believe me i will will be so heartbroken when he's gone. he's such a lovely bird.
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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Sorry for you loss. I know what it's like to loose a good friend. Best of hope for you.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:17 AM
 
Location: The State Line
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I've been there--6x. It's never easy. I hope you make it through & that your other bird continues to adjust. I've had some budgies adjust better than others, with or without a new bird.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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so sorry for your loss.
I have a 21 year old cockatiel and believe me i will will be so heartbroken when he's gone. he's such a lovely bird.
we have a 16 year old cockatiel - and he's as mean and ornery as a snake
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