OMG...I feel so bad...U2 killed my African grey today..sick about it!!

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by bugladyleah, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. bugladyleah

    bugladyleah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh geez...you guys. I am so mad at myself. I have had an Umbrella cockatoo for 5 years that I took in from a bad situation. Today, when I was busy selling chicks to someone outside, the U2 attacked and killed my African grey (my baby..I handfed her). It was TOTALLY my fault. I knew this U2 was aggressive with other birds and I didn't realize they were both loose. The U2 flew off his perch in one room and went to the other room and climbed up in the grey's cage and grabbed her. I am sick sick sick about it.
     
  2. Picklestix7866

    Picklestix7866 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Awww. I'm so sorry. That sucks.

    PS what is a U2?
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry [​IMG]
     
  5. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    U = umbrella
    2 = too (short for cockatoo)

    Or at least that's what I'm guessing...

    Sorry that this happened. [​IMG]
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I'm SO sorry!!! [​IMG] i can not even imagine... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    Aww, that is awful, I'm so sorry. [​IMG]
     
  8. bugladyleah

    bugladyleah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, U2 is short for Umbrella cockatoo. This guy is such a sad story. He was in a home for 10 years in a cage. I took him b/c I felt SOOOOO bad for him. He was my bird. I could do anything to him, but he always was really iffy with the other birds here. He once grabbed my Meyer's parrot and I thought he "popped" his eye. Many trips to the avian vet later, the Meyer's was fine. So I knew knew knew what he was capable of and I just let my guard down and wasn't paying attention. He also has been acting VERY aggressive with my 2 yo DD. It is a jealousy thing. He is going to a new home tomorrow with no kids. I just cannot take the risk of him grabbing one of the kids. He can do such damage in such a short amount of time. This has just proven the point. It isn't his fault, but I just can't take the risk.
     
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  9. bugladyleah

    bugladyleah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And thanks everyone. I knew there were some softies out there that could commiserate with me [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I'm so sorry to hear that! Its sickening to see some of the situations parrots have been put in. It was awesome that you gave him a great home and I am so sorry that happened to your african grey. I know it is very easy to forget to close a cage door and often times I've gone into the sanctuary and random birds have been out. Fortunately I've never had anything terrible happen, but it wouldn't take much and I would be just as heartbroken and sick.

    Hopefully the U2 will do well in his new home and you will be able to find another grey to steal your heart. I know what wonderful birds they can be. [​IMG]
     

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