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Parrotlet Rainbow Bridge In memory of those who have gone over the rainbow bridge. Though they may not be with us, they will always be in our heart.

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Old 06-20-2016, 12:19 AM   #1
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Of course I only read about it after it happened... I had only had this little fluffball of sunshine for a few months, but she had already become a huge part of my life...
...and I fell asleep with her. I shouldn't have taken her out of the cage in the first place, but I had gotten home from work and she wanted to come out of the cage to say hi to me... I was too tired. I woke up the next morning with the cage door open and her under me. I think what really killed me was how light she was, she hadn't gained the weight that thing do once they've been "gone" for a while. It could have just been a matter of minutes to have saved her life.

I had to fill the cage again. I gave her a proper burial that night in the back yard, after the rest of my family had gone to bed. It gave me at least some sort of closure, I knew I couldn't do anything to help her at that point. But I had to fill the cage again.

I felt guilty the whole week, having found a breeder with a clutch all ready to go home. She was about 2.5 hours away (the first breeder had only been 20 minutes away), but I had to fill the cage. This time, rather than picking one out beforehand, I decided to go meet them first -- 2 green boys, 2 green girls, and a blue boy.

Seven days after the loss of my baby girl, I took the trip, I met the breeder, and I met 5 amazing little birds. I couldn't choose one, but that's why I didn't try before hand -- I wanted one to choose me (a bit Harry Potter-esque, huh?) I started with the 4 green babies, and they were all just as sweet as the other, and they all stepped up when asked to, but when I got to the blue boy, he skipped the step up and flew right onto the bridge of my glasses, looking me right in the eye.
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He was the one, he was a little bit snappy at first (still is almost exactly a month later now) but Echo is just as loving as Astrid was. I'll always miss my first baby girl, but Echo and all his little quirks have helped to fill the hole that she left after her short time with me.
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:28 AM   #2
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Things are so sad these days. So sad. Life goes along so easily, then BAM ! The unexpected...the tragedy.....the guilt....the guilt.
You now have another beautiful work of God and what a beauty! I hope this " Echo " rings true for a long time.

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Old 06-20-2016, 09:23 AM   #3
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I'm sorry for your loss of Astrid but I am very happy that Echo chose you as his new parront. He sounds like a wonderful little birdie.
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Old 06-20-2016, 01:13 PM   #4
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Sorry for the loss of Astrid---it's heartbreaking. All the guilt.
Glad you didn't give up and got a baby boy---Echo. He is so handsome!! Treat him like he deserves---a prince.
I hope I never doze off with my Ollie---some days when feeling rather lethargic, it can happen. He wants to be with me so bad, yet I need some rest in the afternoon. His cage is the best place he can be. Best to you.
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:32 AM   #5
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I am so sorry, you must still be devastated by this accident. I'm so glad you joined our forum, thank you for sharing with us about your loss and we very much look forward to hearing all about Echo.
(Are there pictures of Astrid? I can't see them but I would love too.)
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So sad to hear about you losing Astrid, it must've been hard to process it all. But I am glad you have Echo with you now! I am sure he will help you with it all, since he clearly did choose you.
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