I am sorry for your birds passing Ron. I know how you feel, I
lost one last week, and his birdy friend he housed with is sad
as well. He is coming around though, just a little bit of
extra loving, and tlc and he is getting better. It takes time.
I do hope your bird can get over this. Its a hard thing losing
a feathered friend, and harder on the bird left behind.
Thinking of you.
> In one of the blackest weeks of our entire lives, my wife
> and I just lost both of our beautiful female cockatiels,
> Sammi and Lucy, to egg-binding/reproductive system
> disorders on successive weekends. Two totally separate
> occurrences. Our grief cannot be described.
> Now, I am worried about the one remaining male 'tiel that
> we have. He was HEAVILY bonded to Lucy. For the past three,
> he has been calling and looking for her relentlessly. He
> has been eating some, but not as much as I'd like to see as
> he usually would only eat once he saw Lucy begin eating. We
> are spending as much time with him as possible trying to
> comfort him, but I'm not sure what else I can do. We bought
> a new mirror and hung it in his cage. He seems to be very
> interested in the birdie in the mirror, but he still
> continues to call out to Lucy constantly. I really don't
> think that running out and getting him another cage mate
> would be the thing to do at this point. Besides, we also
> have a Dusky Headed Conure who absolutely ADORES him and
> would love to be his buddy, even though I know that's a
> long shot.
> Any suggestions on how I can help my grief stricken little
> guy get through this? I posted this same message on
> parrotchronicles.com yesterday, but I've received no reply.
> Thanks in advance.