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Old 08-09-2019, 01:39 PM
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Shrinking flock

At its largest, my flock consisted of 10 birds. Two were pigeons, and one of those was temporary while he healed from an accident. One was a starling, and she passed away on Sunday in my hands. She was only 7.

As of now, we're down to four: a Quaker, a cockatiel, a budgie and Rocky 'Too.
A second Quaker moved in with a friend of mine a few weeks ago after she attacked my budgie and broke or bit off his upper beak. I wasn't there but she has picked on him in the past, so I knew it had to be her. He survived, and he's learned to eat and drink without it. I even have some hope that it will grow back because there's a little bit left. He's not in pain, though he must have been when it happened, but he's tough and he's still chirping and talking and flying around.
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:38 PM
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Re: Shrinking flock

I’m sorry for the loss of your starling. It’s amazing how quickly a bird can do damage to a smaller bird, I hope his beak grows back. Sounds like a good move to separate the culprit from the little guy.
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:20 PM
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My deepest condolences for the loss of your Starling. I am certain you comforted her as best possible.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:39 AM
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Re: Shrinking flock

I’m so sorry you had to say goodby to your starling, I know she’ll be deeply missed.
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Old 08-26-2019, 02:36 PM
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Re: Shrinking flock

My budgie died on Saturday. He was such a trouper, and I really thought he was doing okay, but he would have turned 11 on Sept. 1, and I've never known a budgie to live that long before. I was at work when it happened and found him when I got home. Now we're down to three. I haven't had this few birds since Benjy (the budgie) joined the family in 2008. He was No. 4 then.
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Re: Shrinking flock

Oh no! I am sorry to read of the demise of both your starling and your budgie, who you had hopes of living with the beak damage. I know you were attached to both of them.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:32 PM
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Very sorry to hear your budgie passed. Feathered hugs for your two recent losses.
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Old 08-27-2019, 10:08 AM
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Re: Shrinking flock

To loose one fid is devastating enough...but to loose TWO in such a short time! That is unimaginable I am truly so sorry for your loss!


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Re: Shrinking flock

I’m so sorry for your losses
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I am very sorry for your losses.
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