Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Short Memorial

My first cockatiel, Cone, a beautiful, and very large, pearl female, was only 4 years old when she died. I had had her for only a year, when she started getting nesty, and looking for a mate. Unfortunately, though her previous owner said she had layed eggs many times with no problem, that was not the case this time. She became eggbound, and when she finally layed her egg, due to its huge size and soft shell, she had a complete prolapse. Despite our best efforts, she died 4 days later. My budgies morned for a very long time, as did I. She was such a friendly, albeit bossy and demanding, little girl. Since then, I have made sure I know as much as I can about eggbinding, other egg complications, and what to do in an emergency.

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