I am so sad right now.
I have my budgies for 6 years in a large flight cage in the garden under a tree.
I bought 2 new ones yesterday and gave their cage a re vamp.. with more toys and branches.
They loved it.
This morning I fed them and watched them for a while.. they are real pets.
I went out for 2 hours to go shopping and when I came home I went to give them some sweet corn I got from the market (they love this).
I saw my favourite budgie dead on the cage floor..... he was fine in the morning....
I reached in and took him out and was shocked to see both his wings were GONE!!!!!!!
There were feathers all over the floor under the cage.
I think something must have climbed up the tree trunk and onto the cage.
My dogs were chasing something around my house 2 times last night.... they have never done that befoe.
I can't understand how the animals got the bird through the bars... its a huge cage and I don't know why the budgie did not just fly to the other side!!!!
It was really me best budgie.. a violet one... he was 5 years old... and it took me a long time to find a violet budgie....
I also went to the chicken coop as some chicks hatched this morning.. but I found one out of the nest in the middle of the coop dead and covered in blood.... perhaps the same predator... which makes me think whatever it is small... a cat could not get into the coop.
I am now very sad.. and very worried, as I don't know how to stop the predator coming back again and I don't want to loose any more of my pets!!!
Any advice? I can't bring the budgies into the house as their cage is too big and my partner won't allow animals in the house.