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Old 07-02-03, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sad news :(

2 nights ago I left "NumNum" my parrot outside in his cage. I leave his cage on the deck in the summer so he can enjoy the fresh air. I had just bought him a new toy for his cage that night too. I guess a cat somehow managed to grab him during the night through the bars... I didn't think they were wide enough for an animal to reach in. My mum woke me up at 6 in the morning saying that my bird looked like it had been attacked. I rushed out to see him and there was feathers all over the place and NumNum was lying on the bottom of the cage still alive. I opened the cage and put my hand near him and he kinda stumbled and hobbled over and sat on my hand. One leg had been ripped out of his body and a chunk of him was missing where his leg was attached to his body. My heart just sank. I stroked him on his head and he made a whimpering kinda sound. NumNum was very attached to me and would only come to me. I didn't want him to suffer any longer. I had to hold him under the water in a bucket for half a minute until he was gone. His eyes were open when I took him out of the water so I shut them with my fingers. I wanted to cry but it just wouldn't come out... I still want to but it just doesn't happen. I just hate to think what was going on in his little mind when he realised that the person that he had bonded to was the one that ended his life. I can honestly say this was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I wish that ******* cat had finished him off instead of me having to.

I miss my little Birdy NumNum. Rest in peace little buddy



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Old 07-02-03, 04:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm sorry to hear you lost your little buddy.
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I am so sorry to hear about your bird, that is so sad
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Baz, that story breaks my heart. I'm so sorry to hear of it. On a lighter note, I must say that it is cool to see that someone else out there knows their classic Peter Sellers films.

Hope you recover soon.
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sorry about your loss, so upsetting
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Old 07-02-03, 04:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What a sad story Baz. Sorry for your loss, and more sorry for the way it had to end. It is difficult letting creatures go, but this was a true test of spirit.

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Guess I'm crying for you , Baz. You & your little birdie got to me. Hang tough, pal.
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So sorry to hear about your little guy Try to remember that accidents <b>do</b> happen, and try not to blame yourself! I know its hard not to though... everytime an animal dies I can't help but blame myself, even though it isn't my fault

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Yeah.. I know what u mean Linds. If only I had kept him inside... thats what I keep on thinking. I should have known better.
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Sorry to hear of your loss Baz!!
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Old 07-02-03, 05:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Can't really blame yourself. Stuff happens.. Tragic but it happens. Obviously you wouldn't have put it outside if you knew something like this was going to happen, and like you said, you've done it before. Nothing you could have done. Nice looking bird, you did a very nice job with him obviously. Sorry to hear what happend though. hang in there,
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Yeah.. I know what u mean Linds. If only I had kept him inside... thats what I keep on thinking. I should have known better.
Then he wouldn't have ever enjoyed fresh air and different sights.
You can't know when it's their time to go.
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OMG I'm balling here.. that's so sad.. I know how you feel, I've been in the same spot with one of my birds and my cat.

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I am so so sorry to hear that BAZ. My condolences... I hope you have peace and comfort during this time. That must have been really hard to do, and I'm sorry you had to go through that
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Oh Baz, my heart goes out to you. I have a little special needs cockatiel and I can't imagine being with out him.
You may feel bad for having to put your little one down but I'm sure he was thinking you were wonderful for being there in his last moments and taking away his pain. There was really nothing more you could do. Take care, the best you can do in this situation to make good out of it, is to get the message out there and warn others about the potential dangers of leaving an animal out side without suporvision. I know that doesn't make you feel any better about the hole situation but if it saves one other bird or mammal, that's what counts. There is always a reason for everything. As for you not crying, be careful man, you may still be in shock. I was like that when I lost my uncle and when it came it was real bad. Take care of yourself and get those feeling out.
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