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Old 11-20-2018, 05:37 PM
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Re: Help, I'm really scared for my amazon

Hi, forum. After a long fight with what was stated to be a birth defect in her lungs, Ellie passed away a few days ago. She was the child of a pair of pet parrots, hence her breeding and hatching wasn't the best, and the overlook I made about it is something I will never make again, I am just heartbroken that my mistake, my learning, cost her her life. She was supported with oxygen and nebulizations but her lil heart couldn't keep up,and she let go while on my dad's hands.

To say I am heartbroken is an understatement. I lost a big part of my life, an animal that became a friend, and all I can think right now is how much more she deserved.
If there's something to say to parrot owners out there, aside from telling them to kiss them and spoil them as much as they sure deserve, is to take on every project you have. That aviary expansion, that trip to the park, that new trick you were meaning to teach them. Do them all today, you never know if you will have a chance tomorrow. Also take pictures of them, take videos, and although it may hurt like hell to see them when they are gone, one day they will keep them alive alongside the memories to everyone that loved them.
Here's to those waiting across the rainbow bridge. Bye.
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Old 11-20-2018, 05:51 PM
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Re: Help, I'm really scared for my amazon

Oh no, this is very sad news, I am truly sorry for your loss! I too lost a very special boy only a few months ago and I’m still trying to learn to live without him, missing him desperately and thinking I could have done so much more for him! Maybe I could have or I’m just second-guessing myself. But I understand your heartbreak because I feel it too every day. It sounds to me like you did everything you possibly could have done for beautiful Ellie and she knew how much she was loved by you, she will definitely be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge.
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Old 11-20-2018, 06:04 PM
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Re: Help, I'm really scared for my amazon

I can't see how you did anything wrong here.
I am so sorry for your loss. I know what you are going through.
I lost 2 of my beloved Amazons within a year of each other. The first one I had for 30 years, number 2 for 26 years.
The first was unavoidable, I should have seen the second one coming and done more.
I hope in time you will be able to let another bird into your life.

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Re: Help, I'm really scared for my amazon

Thank you, for sharing but especially for all you have done for her.
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Old 11-20-2018, 06:59 PM
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Re: Help, I'm really scared for my amazon

Oh no!!!!!!! I am so sorry for your loss! I'm shocked , you got her right in and got great treatment I thought she was going to pull through. Big hugs to you, and a shoulder to cry on if only I was there, but in spirit we are with you. I lost my Burt the Bird earlier this year.....I feel guilty because now I have a house full of new birds, but I like to think she was the bridge to that. And I know she would not have want Ta-dah to be alone. But it does hurt, so my empathy is from the heart. If you want to share some of your happy memories with us , and talk about your lovely girl. We are here for you. I hope your mom is better. I will take your warnings to cram as much love in as possible, no one knows what tomorrow brings.. you are not alone. My deepest condolences, and a bit of tears here in Florida as I think of you..
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Old 11-21-2018, 12:56 AM
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Re: Help, I'm really scared for my amazon

My deepest condolences for your loss of Ellie. Please don't blame yourself for what is stated as a birth defect. There is nothing inherently wrong with the breeding of pet parrots.

Thanks so much for your reality check of not taking our precious feathered children for granted. I hope Ellie's sweet memories will lead you to another companion bird when the time is comfortable.
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:44 AM
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Re: Help, I'm really scared for my amazon

I'm so very sorry for your loss.
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:52 AM
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Re: Help, I'm really scared for my amazon

I'm very, very sorry for your loss..Nothing that you could have done if it was an underlying birth defect, though I have to agree with Scott that there is nothing at all wrong with the "breeding of pet parrots", it's the breeder who does it and the way they do it that can cause issues. Either way it's not anything that you did, and I only hope that you get through this and start the healing process...
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:24 PM
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Re: Help, I'm really scared for my amazon

Again, hi everyone. I have been understandably absent form the forum, but I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful messages.

It is, like a lot of you said, a challenge to go everyday without someone (I refuse to call them 'it') that took a big chunk of your day. It is really hard waking up and not going right for the morning chop, or going to the place where her cage was to greet her good morning. I miss her every day, but I've been focusing a lot on spending time with my dad's BF Amazon, and although he is a grump and is a complete opposite in personality to Ellie, with all her quiet mumbles and the mocking way she copied my laugh; it is comforting in a way.
I never shared how I got Ellie, I think. She was an impulse buy of my dad when I was sixteen. She was a baby. I didn't want her, but I fed her and trained her while we were trying to find her a new home. I knew NOTHING of birds, the only pet with wings I had had before were baby chicks. But the pesky little thing took a liking to me, and suddenly I was walking around with a parrot, and suddenly all I read was about making food for them, and training them, and foraging and enrichment and so many wonderful things that made me love parrots so much. I didn't want her, true, and I wouldn't have brought her into my life when I was so young and planning to leave the country shortly after; but she made herself lovable anyway. She amazed me every day with all her crazy antics, her clownish dances and the mumbled things she tried to learn to say (she was never much of a talker). I am heartbroken to see her go, but I will never stop being thankful for the time I got with her, and how that little brat made me find the love I have for these wonderful birds.

I will be taking a few months on my next year to work on a parrot sanctuary abroad and a baby Blue and Gold will be joining the flock soon. I will update as I go on my journey with the new bird, but it will be a few months until I go through with the adoption.
Again, thank you all so much for your support, and your kind words. And, my condolences to those who sadly share a similar experience with me. Lots of love, LuceandEllie
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Re: Help, I'm really scared for my amazon

The grieving period following the loss of a parrot can be intense. Their relatively small size belies intense personalities and deep bonds. Looking forward to hearing about your baby blue and gold.
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