My Quaker Parrot died in my hands today!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Chicken Rustler, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Chicken Rustler

    Chicken Rustler Grabs em n runs

    Our Quaker Parrot Buddy died today. Yesterday Buddy started acting like he was sick so today I found a vet that works on birds and took Buddy there. While the vet was testing and trying to determine what what was wrong she wanted to do a blood test. Well I held buddy in a towel so the doc could draw a sample. But Buddy was already so sick that this stress was just enough to push him over the edge. The Vet tried her best to revive him but my little was gone. I had her do a necropsy and we found that he had an internal infection and his entire abdominal cavity was full of fluid and that is why he couldn't breath. His liver was also failing as we could tell from the color of his skin.
    This has been very hard since I hand fed Buddy from an eye dropper since before he even had feathers.
    I can't believe our little Buddy bird is gone and even worse that he died in my hands while I was telling him it was going to be OK. Buddy was quite the talker he said about 200 words and phrases. I am going to miss him so much, When I got him out of his cage in the mornings he would say "GOOD MORNING" in the most cheerful voice and when we got ready to go to bed at night he would say good night and wave with his foot, and say Buddy gonna go nite nite.
    Diane is really taking it hard and I am worried about her. We have some very good friends that heard and right away were here to console Diane. We had just bought Buddy a new Tuesday and he only got to sleep in it 2 nights. I can't believe our little Buddy is gone. He would normally be snuggled up to my neck while I was on the computer. Buddy was only 7 years old which is not old for a Quaker Parrot. I just can't imagine life with out Buddy.
  2. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    I am soo sorry for your loss. [​IMG]

    We recently loss our green cheek conure - she was my 9 yr old daughter's baby - Very sweet little girl - We came home and my poor daughter found her in the bottom of her cage. [​IMG]

    I know it is part of life but it sucks.
  3. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2007
    Pell City, Alabama
    I'm so sorry about Buddy, he sounds like he was such an awesome companion and I know you'll miss him.
    Thank you for sharing his story and I'll keep you and your wife in prayers for comfort and understanding. Buddy was very lucky to have you both care for him and love him so very much!
  4. Chicken Rustler

    Chicken Rustler Grabs em n runs

    thanks so much. What makes it even harder is that wife has had a stroke which causes her to have good and bad days and when it comes to stuff like she turns more like a child. Now don't get me wrong, it is not her fault and she can't help it but it makes it harder to deal with.
  5. fargosmom

    fargosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Pasadena, CA
    I'm so very sorry. It's heartbreaking that birds are so good at concealing when they don't feel well, so by the time you know something is wrong it's so hard to do anything for them. Buddy sounds like he was a great little bird. Best wishes to you and your wife.
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm so sorry.[​IMG]
  7. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    Aww, I am so sorry about Buddy. I had an african grey that I hand raised and she was the sweetest thing. She talked too, and so much of what she said was used correctly under the circumstances. I realy believe she understood a great deal, and I miss her now terribly. Birds can provide so much emotional comfort and entertainment. Quakers especially are such little comics. I know Buddy will be missed.
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    so sorry [​IMG]
  9. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    I'm so sorry. Sounds like Buddy knew he was very much loved, the greatest gift of all you could have given him. I know how hard it is when they are stressed at the vets and then spiral down (and sometimes out) - we are trying to help and then the whole deal goes south. Ugh - so very sorry.
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I'm so so sorry to hear about your little bird buddy. [​IMG] It hurts so bad when you lose one. I had a hawk take mine on Christmas day. Sounds as though your little guy was really something else! How cute, and smart! Such the vocabulary also. I'm certain he realized just how much he meant to you, I believe animals know, after all, just look in those sweet little faces. You will always have such wonderful memories of him, and that will stay in your heart forever!

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