I just lost my cockatiel. I found him dead in his cage. He had a respiratory infection and he had an appointment for the vet.
>>3785242He used to ride on my shoulder when I would drive. My gf and I would leave him with her parents when we traveled and he would ride on my shoulder all the ay home
>>3785244I can't get over it. He was my best friend.
>>3785246I have another one, but she is closer to my gf. He would ride on my shoulders while I cooked and he would stay with me in the garden.I don't know if I'll get over this
>>3785247His name was Odwalla
>>3785249I don't know what I plan on getting out of this. I am so lost. I feel like starting this thread was a mistake. I thought looking at pictures of him would help. It's made everything worse.
>>3785253RIP He was a very pretty bird. Sorry for your loss friend. He was lucky to have you
>>3785247Pretty bad idea to have him on your shoulder when you cook. The fumes from teflon cookware are toxic to birds and they have very sensitive lungs so any kind of smoke at all is super bad for them.
>>3785541OP if you've ever heard of the "canary in the coalmine" metaphor, you can probably see why birds are so sensitive to fumes, smoke, and shit we take for granted.
>>3785541>>3785683I don't use teflon, weird assumption. And I didn't have him on me over the stove. Just during vegetable prep.
>>3785241maybe take better care of your next one
>>3785734He was pretty old, around 16-18 years old. We don't know when he was born, my gf's dad just got him off Craigslist and gave it to her without any notice.
>>3785742You took good care of him, fuck that anon.
>>3785757Thank you. I don't have my favorite picture of him on my computer. Him eating the ends of the carrots and the lettuce leaves meant for the salad.
Sorry anon. He looked lovely. You'll feel better with time
I felt the same when my budgie died last year. their in bird heaven now
>>3785867>their in bird heaven now>>3785772Thank you both. I don't think I'm going to get another one. He can't be replaced and I don't want to go through this again with another pet dying.
>>3785241OP I've never had a birdie before but I feel your pain, please take solace in burying him or spending time grieving over this loss. I'm sure he led a happy chirpy life with lots of seeds, nuts and most importantly love from you and your gf.If it makes you feel better you can cuddle with your other birdie as well, just remember all the good memories you shared and how happy he must have been to have you as a loving friend and buddyIf you need someone to talk to I can drop my discord as well
Sorry bro hang in there <3
>>3785241Feels bad anon. How long did you have him for? best memory of him if you don't mind talking bout it.
>>3785241I'm so sorry op, I constantly worry about this happening, I don't know what I would do without my cockatiels, last year one of my female cockatiels died, she was very stoic and the gf to one of my other cockatiels, she passed away February of 2020, I saw someone compare it to loosing a child, i didn't sleep for 3 days after she died you cared for him very much, godspeed op
>>3786018>please take solace in burying him or spending time grieving over this loss.I'm burying him under some white roses. There was a planter box that he always liked to perch on while I was gardening. I'm burying him there.>>3786026>How long did you have him for? best memory of him if you don't mind talking bout it.Around 10 years. Probably him riding on my shoulder while I was driving. Like I said earlier, my gf's parents would watch the birds when we traveled for extended periods. He would not ride on her parents, so he had to be crated in transport. So when I would pick him up, he would ride on me the whole 2 hour drive back home.
>>3786200Here he is getting ready for a bath after a day in the garden.I also used to cook with him as stated before. So preparing meals has lost all of its enjoyment and now I feel like just making top ramen or microwaving stuff. He would eat the vegetable scraps or some of the corn chips if I was making salsa.I put him in a box while picking a spot to bury him and I ended up sleeping with the box under my bed. I was just hoping I would hear him peck or scratch. I don't think I have truly accepted it.
>>3786169>I saw someone compare it to loosing a child, i didn't sleep for 3 days after she diedWell thank you for that. It helps hearing that this will get better
>>3786204He looks just like my whiteface cockatiel John. Has a white spot left side behind his head like yours. Feels bad.
>>3785241i lost my 4 year old green cheek conure this past december. he died of a heart birth defect that would never have been found at a routine checkup. they performed a necropsy on him and i had him cremated. i cried for 2 months and felt sick. his ashes are sitting on the shelf above my desk right now.it will get better. one of the hardest things about being a bird owner is being prepared to handle early death. they are very fragile creatures. you did not do anything wrong, and neither did he. he believes he did the right thing, trust me. he hid his illness from you so you would not worry about him. he did was his instincts told him. he completed his mission here on earth. it will get easier, i promise. i still cry every now and then, but it is ok. we do not cry to solve things, we cry to feel better. i just looked at pictures of my bird maybe a week ago for the first time, and i was happy. he looked so happy and playful. it took me a while to look at things that remind me of him but we will heal. i have 3 other birds with me right now, a budgie, another green cheek conure, and a half moon conure. i know they will pass at somepoint and it haunts me. but that is what we signed up for as bird owners. i will pray for you and your cockatiel, i hope you will make peace with his passing.
>>3785757This is the internet. A person can beat their animal, starve it, or neglect it for 90% of their life and then post a mournful obituary when they finally die. eg. reddit.
>>3786296This is the internet. Where sanctimonious and misanthropic individuals project their own shortcoming onto others, e.g. you.
>>3786296>. eg. reddit.If you're so acquainted with their culture, why don't you fuck right off back
>Where sanctimonious and misanthropic individuals project their own shortcoming onto others, e.g. you.lolno u>>3786387I can call people overemotional, fragile, raging faggots here.
>>3786426>overemotional, fragile, raging faggots here.Again, projecting your own shortcoming onto others.
(You) can spare the pseudo-intellectual armchair psychologist approach and just say 'no u' if that's all you're aiming for here.
>>3785241RIP little birb
>>3786446Words aren't your strong suit, eh champ?
>>3785241I'm sorry bro, I lost my first cockatiel when he was still young. Pic related are my current birds
>>3785541>2021>he actually uses teflonapply yourself
>>3785241sorry that happend to youits probably not your fault birds tend to hide sickness because in nature they would get kicked out of the flock for it
>>3785725Cooking still makes all sort of smoke that's really bad for you bird. Teflon or not.
>>3786426Well, this guy wasn't really being a faggot. You kind of snapped at him for no good reason.
>>3786426Kill yourself. No, really, do it.
My condolences Anon, he lived a good long life for a cockatiel.
>>3785241I'm sorry anon:(