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    Unhappy Cockatiel passed friday, worried about his companion?

    My 14 yr old male cockatiel (Ozzy) died unexpectedly late friday (apparently respatory distress) at the emergency vet. His companion Coco(male) who is 13 and been w/him his whole life remains. I am worried about him and how he's doing and ways to help. Does he understand his buddy is gone for good? He sings and whistles more than he usually does (the other bird was the big talker and singer). He is eating ok and has bowel movements and cleaning his feathers like normal. I just get so sad and cry when i see him there and wonder what he knows or thinks? Does anyone have any suggestions or advice or comfort? Our house is just full of tears & worry right now over the remaining bird. Thanks!

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    Re: Cockatiel passed friday, worried about his companion?

    I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you

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    Re: Cockatiel passed friday, worried about his companion?

    Awe I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Hope the other bird is doing good and continues to do so HUGS!
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    Re: Cockatiel passed friday, worried about his companion?

    Mango and his partner Precious were together for over four years when Precious passed away. She was egg bound. Mango did soft chirps looking for her for a long time. Yes, I noticed Mango sings more when he is alone. He was alone for 8 months - he ended up molting, a mirror helped for a while. Eventually he ended up bonding with another male teil we bought. Snowball thinks he is still a chick at 11 months old and Mango has no problem treating him like one.

    Give it some time and keep checking for any subtle changes.

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    Re: Cockatiel passed friday, worried about his companion?

    So do you think a mirror is a good thing? i was just wondering if that would help or hinder... Would it make him sad or confused? He is a cinnamon and the one we lost was a grey so he should look different to him right? My heart just breaks for him, but hopefully he will get through it and be ok and probably more spoiled than ever before. We are giving him lots of attention and he's enjoying just sitting on our shoulders and hanging out w/us for now.

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    Re: Cockatiel passed friday, worried about his companion?

    so sorry
    but, wow, you had 14 great years with Ozzy, so i'm sure there's no shortage of great happy memories.
    my heart goes out to you and Coco. i'm sure with time you will all heal. keep us posted on how Coco is doing...you've already gotten some good suggestions.
    take care
    rip percy, isabella, and little oliver. i will never forget you...


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