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Old 12-16-2016, 11:36 AM
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Re: Very sad news and need some suggestions on end of life care

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Thank you everyone.

Sweet Barney is still hanging on this morning, he ate a grape but he can't hold his head up now and is resting it on his food dish. My mom says he seems comfortable, but the poor old guy is just all worn out. Alfie got moved to another room temporarily so Barney can spend his last days without the screeching. Alfie will see him after he passes so he understands.
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Old 12-16-2016, 12:18 PM
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Re: Very sad news and need some suggestions on end of life care

I think what your parents are doing is the absolute best thing that can be done for him. He's not in a scary environment and is warm ,comfortable and loved.Im sorry how hard this must be for you and your family.Forty years is definitely a loved family member.He was obviously well cared for.Dave held his beloved Too all night till he passed.I think they know that their loved and your giving the best life possible.Tell your parents how much we care.
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Old 12-16-2016, 12:18 PM
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Re: Very sad news and need some suggestions on end of life care

April, my heartfelt comfort for you and your Parents.

What your Parents are doing is the right thing for everyone. In a single Parrot home, I would recommend tons of one of one time, in hand or moving between the Humans. However, with a mate, a long time close companion, it is much better that 'they' have their time together. Your Parents being close by, will provide the knowledge that those who love him are close by.

I would 'think about' move the other family members (Parrots) in closer, as near as everyone have their own space, but still a part of these moments.

The closeness of everyone will comfort each other and Barry.

Prays and warm feather comfort, dear friend.....


I am so very sorry that I missed this Thread and did not respond earlier......

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Re: Very sad news and need some suggestions on end of life care

What Sailboat said.
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I'm so sorry.
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Re: Very sad news and need some suggestions on end of life care

My gosh, what a lucky little guy. Even with these sad moments, MANNNN he has/had a great little life.
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:18 PM
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No news yet. Very hard to wait.

@Gail- Yes, Barney has had about as good of a life as any parrot could hope for. Bought as a baby, been with the same people his whole life, has always been cared for and loved, has had a lady love of his own kind since he was just a few years old and though never allowed to have babies, they are as bonded as any pair could be. Such a sweet and gentle soul.

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Re: Very sad news and need some suggestions on end of life care

I am so sorry to hear about Barney. I am new to this forum and new to birds overall, but I had a bonded pair of house rabbits Napoleon and Ozzy that were together for ten years. Until one day Napoleon fell suddenly ill and the humane thing to do was to euthanize, I had his girlfriend Ozzy snuggling right up with him till his last moment as I pet both of them. I think having Ozzy next to Napoleon not only comforted him, but Ozzy did not seem overly stressed or worried when we got back home like she knew he was gone. I think what your parents are doing for Barney is not only the right thing, but Barney can go as peacefully as possible with his life long mate by his side and the presence of your parents. Hugs to you and your family!
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Re: Very sad news and need some suggestions on end of life care

I hope the Rb is as lucky... I want with all my heart to outlive him and see him through the passage...
I know you will all be with me if/when it happens.
Love y'all.
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Re: Very sad news and need some suggestions on end of life care

Barney has such a beautiful and tranquil face. I know he finds comfort, peace, and love from all those surrounding him, parront and parrot.
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