Archie Caique Poorly

DizzyBlue

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You hurt because you loved him if you didn't hurt I would be seriously concerned
Anti fungal on Tuesday wouldn't have altered anything
Sometimes we just have zero control over things as much as we want things to be different it's not within our control
What if this or what if that and cross questioning yourself is detrimental and still doesn't change anything
All any of us can do is try or very best and sometimes we have to admit things are not able to be accomplished
You don't want any other birds because it's all very raw and painful and you keep thinking what if I had done this or that....
When Dizzy died I was adamant never to have another although Henni had just arrived. I would not have another blue fronted amazon ever!!! I burst in to tears at the drop of a hat for flipping months! A couple of years later Alfie burst in to my life I went to help his owner with trying to get along together and I fell head over heels for Alfie. He's nothing like Dizz and he needed somebody I didn't want another bird.... Hmmm so here I sit looking at 5 monsters in the house and my aviary of little dudes. :oops: it's not a case of replacing them that's impossible it's not a case of not still loving those we have lost that's also impossible
What is possible is to help heal yourself and open the door to another little one who is desperate to have the chance of a good life for whatever amount of time they get to be here.
 

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Too many little feather bundles never get the opportunity to be loved unconditionally for who they are
Too many excellent homes with brilliant owners are lost because they loved so much they think they can't go through any of it again so those in desperate need unfortunately miss the chance for love and help they desperately need.
 

Julie3965

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I'm hurting so much, still questioning it all, if he'd had anti fungals on Tuesday would he still be here
I just can't understand why it has happened, he was such a healthy active bird, I've got photos and videos of him hopping around, absolutely no breathing issues at all

I'm going to work today

Phoebe's out right now, she's not too bad, I have no idea what she's thinking, she's not being aggressive anymore

I don't want more parrots but she's going to need another friend, but I can't face getting another one at all
@DizzyBlue
This is still so raw at the minute and the grief unbearable at times !!! But overtime you may change your mind about another parrot. It took us over a year to even think about it , but although you don’t replace them you find space in your heart and lives for another feathered friend . There’s no rush or time limit but honestly getting Gertie for us was such a wonderful time and made us feel alive again after such darkness and our home is filled once again with life , noise , feathers and dust , mess and chatter and we wouldn’t have it any other way xx😍😘
 

Wera

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It’s terrible when we lose our feather friends… when we adopted Rio we realised quickly he might be having some health issues so we took him to vet… he had so many… vet was concerned will he even make it… within 3 months of treatment we had amazing progress, he started to fly(little but at the beginning he wasn’t flying at all)in forth month he became much more tolerant of us around and started to mimic my boyfriend whistling, he still had weird wobble when moving around but all blood results were getting better… we honestly had such a high hopes, even vet was saying she is thinking he will pull through… then suddenly one day he became whole shaky and couldn’t balance on perch then all went back to normal but he started to have those weird episodes that he just can’t balance himself for sometime..considering all tests he had we were left with two options do nothing and observe or have CT scan with biopsy and more bloods taken…day before CT scan he flew from living room to the kitchen and landed on me… he passed next day during CT scan… on autopsy vet found signs that he could have PDD virus (it was odd as he tested negative before but there was option that it was false negative)as well there was signs that he could have stroke…vet said that all treatment only delayed what was coming…but at least for past few months he was looked after well and probably living mostly pain free happy life…I was so upset… in fact I burned all his toys and perches and just cried and decided next time if I ever have parrot I am getting baby so I know all history etc…but then sometime after I met Blu initially decided I can’t take her because I am not ready and owners want to much money and in general she is not what I want and had so many excuses why not..but then one of her owners texted that if I come on 5th of January in the morning she will just give her for free because they had enough of her… so I took her with idea that I will find nice home for her and at the beginning I kept my interaction with her minimal, but within a month we both fall for her and never actually even started to look for someone who could have her… within 6 months we adopted second IRN so she has some company when we are not around… when I think about Rio now I am less upset than I used to be, I think about all good times we had and I am glad we had him even that it was only 5 months he taught us a lot and showed how much joy parrots can bring to us, it might sound silly but we always say it was an honour to be his owners and that he trusted us little bit ❤
 

HKS

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Thank you all again

It's so hard but I'll have to find another caique for Phoebe
I just can't cope with the stress of trying to find a match and then if they hate eachother that will be a new nightmare and completely detrimental
Also I'd prefer another female rather than a male but is it better to get a male/female match

Didn't think I'd be back to doing this, I remember doing all this when searching for Phoebe, not 5 minutes ago
 

HKS

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@Wera do you mind me asking how you went about getting another bird for company for yours? Do you know yours genders?
 

HKS

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Also another thing I want to rule out and stop worrying about is
My new house is open plan to the kitchen

Is it safe enough to cook around birds? I have no Teflon or non stick items at all apart from a ceramic pan that is labelled ptfe/pfoa free
But the oven was already in... But I've read ovens are usually fine?

It's just a bit unusual for me as the birds were always on another floor to the kitchen, whereas now phoebe is in the dining room next to the kitchen
And I'm worried this worsened Archie and brought on his death?
 

DizzyBlue

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I just open a window no Teflon is great so as long as you don't burn anything to a cinder or leave anything unattended where it could boil dry or set on fire fume wise should be ok.
Just make sure everything has cooled down we don't want burnt tootsies when madam decides to give you a nervous breakdown by tap dancing on the cooker or trying to dive into the kitchen sink full of soapy water
 

Wera

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my two are supposed to be females, our first one (Blu)is DNA tested as a female our second one (Bluey) is not she is presumed to be female because she is over 3 and doesn’t have ring which male IRN should have… Bluey is an odd female who does male mating behaviour so yes it would be worthy to DNA test but I can’t bring myself to pluck feathers from her and didn’t think about it when I took her to vet for check up…well I am not sure I am right example to how did we went about having second parrot… friend of ours volunteers for parrot rescue and Bluey was already in third home and things just weren’t working out… there was another parrot there ( Conure) and they didn’t get on so rescue was looking for 6 months for another home for her… friend convinced me to go and see her… so I went and she was behaving so sweet when I said peekaboo she said peekaboo and she whistled with me so of course I said yes… very different story when she came to live with us all she did was screaming especially when out of the cage… now she is much better but first 5 months was really hard… both ladies here sometimes get on sometimes doesn’t… now again they don’t come out for time out together unless both of us are home and even then sometimes is disastrous… but I believe they are company for each other… they share big cage with divider which now has acrylic screen over it for safety and often they sit on each side of divider next to each other whistle and chatter why it can’t be like that when they are out together I don’t know…
 
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Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

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I think you would be OK with the open kitchen as long as you are careful as @DizzyBlue says, plenty of ventilation and keeping an eye on things so they don't burn or smoke. I never deep fry or do anything that needs a very hot pan or oven to try to reduce fumes.
 
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HKS

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@Wera similar to my two

Archie and Phoebes cage has an acrylic divider
You could take the divider out on an evening and they'd cuddle up and sleep together every night
But during daylight they couldn't share a cage or he'd attack her
But they always sat close and talked to eachother and copied eachothers behaviour
 

Wera

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Mine used to be fine, last Christmas we had visitors over and it was perfect, both out and about not bothering each other … New Year’s Day they were even better and both sat on the same swing together… in February there was incident that Bluey bite Blu’s feet and slightly injured her but it didn’t need vet… from some point of March Blu became impossible I think it might have something to do that she is about to reach maturity or just reached it( for female IRN is 2 years old) she suddenly became very confident and as boyfriend says she thinks she could take pack of wolves on her own…Bluey now simply doesn’t want Blu anywhere near when out… last time I tried she flew back to the cage and went to sit in the bottom…so in a way it wasn’t disaster because she didn’t respond aggressively but clearly for some reason wasn’t comfortable
 
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