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    Stitch :(

    I am in shock right now. It is 7:30 am, I just uncovered the fids. I found Stitch dead, his bad foot was caught in a groove on his pedicure perch(it was an Eco perch, carved like a branch) he must have struggled to get loose, that foot sometimes did not cooperate. He was hanging by one toe. It was awful seeing him. I feel sick we did not hear him struggle. He was so sweet, we loved him so much.
    Fly free little Stitch.

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    Re: Stitch :(

    What sort of bird was stitch?


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    Re: Stitch :(

    Stupid, stupid perch. I took it out to inspect it closer, it is made of a chalk-like substance, carved with shallow grooves to look like bark. But it has pits/holes here & there, Stitch's toe was caught in a hole. Why didn't I look at it closer before?? We bought that the day we picked him up from the breeder at the small Bird fair last August, we bought it because he was handicapped and thought it would be easier for him to grip. I feel sick.....

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    Re: Stitch :(

    Stitch was the sweetest lineolated parakeet(linnie). I love this picture of him, he looks so sweet and happy.
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    Re: Stitch :(

    oh no!! i saw the title and said to myself you've got to be joking... accidents happen. dont beat yourself up on it, he was there for you and you were there for him through all the tough times.

    fly free little stich. you will be remembered by all.


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    Re: Stitch :(

    Aww...I love linnies!poor stitch...you should make a complaint to the company


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    Re: Stitch :(

    I'm SO sorry for your loss I remember when you got Stitch not very long ago and how in love with him you were/are
    If you know the manufacturer of the perch you should contact them to let them know how dangerous it is!

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    Re: Stitch :(

    Aww I'm sorry for your loss. I too love linnies and he was just adorable. I enjoyed reading your posts about him.


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    Re: Stitch :(

    Oh no! How sad. I can't believe you lost him. I read the title and just had to hope it wasn't true. I'm so, so sorry you lost him.

    I'm with the others, though. I would contact the manufacturer. It might not bring Stitch back but if it saves another bird, it will be worth it.

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    Re: Stitch :(

    Aww Lori *hugs* I am sorry to hear of little Stitch.
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    Re: Stitch :(

    Lori I am so very sorry for your loss. I can only imagine what your feeling finding Stitch like you did, I too in time would contact the company to let them know what happened. If calling them and telling them this danger saves a bird then it least little Stitches death would help out other birds to not get hurt or worse.

    I will be thinking of you and sending you many good thoughts, hugs to you Lori.
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

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    Re: Stitch :(

    I'm so sorry, Lori Ann. Stitch had a great life with you - and accidents happen, as tough as they are. Big hugs.

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    Re: Stitch :(

    Wow Lori, I am so, so sorry. I can't believe it.

    Please don't blame yourself for this. Some things you can never predict or protect against without putting your bird in a bubble.

    I hope you feel better, I am so sorry.

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    Re: Stitch :(

    I am so sorry Lori.


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    Re: Stitch :(

    awww I am so very sorry! RIP Stitch

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    Re: Stitch :(

    I am so sorry, that is terrible news!! I can't imagine how horrified you were to see your precious baby in that condition. So so so sorry.

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    Re: Stitch :(

    Thank you everyone. I just got home from work, long day, as I had to leave for work an hour after finding Stitch.
    I will contact the company, if I can find the manufacturer. The perch looks innocent enough, and most birds could probably do fine with it. It is meant to be chewed, trim nails, and exercise the feet. Sadly, I think because Stitch's legs/toes were not normal functioning, and his nails I kept long to help him grip, his nails were quite curved, so I think just a freak accident that he got it caught. I can't blame the perch I guess, I never thought it could be dangerous.
    I bought a nice little box today, and my daughter wants to bury him in Grammy's garden, so we will do that tonight. She is sad, Stitch was the only one of the fids who really let her handle him. He was so sweet.
    I am just in shock, I can't believe he is gone. My hubby is so sad, he really loved Stitch too, he was already gone to work when I uncovered the fids.

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    Re: Stitch :(

    I am so sorry about Stitch. I will really miss him.

    Fly Free Stitch...


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    Re: Stitch :(

    I'm so sorry for you loss Lori Ann.

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    Re: Stitch :(

    Awww. I'm sorry for you loss of Stitch.

    I hope things get better!

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    Re: Stitch :(

    I am so sorry. What a horrible way to find the little guy. How old was he? Could it be possible that perhaps he died from old age and just hung there? It's hard to think he died from getting stuck.

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    Re: Stitch :(

    Quote Originally Posted by R.I.P Max ILY so much! View Post
    I am so sorry. What a horrible way to find the little guy. How old was he? Could it be possible that perhaps he died from old age and just hung there? It's hard to think he died from getting stuck.
    Stress related to an incident like that could easily cause cardiac arrest in a bird. Stitch was a very young bird.

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    Re: Stitch :(

    oh no. I am so sorry to hear this. Fly free little stich.

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    Re: Stitch :(

    Quote Originally Posted by R.I.P Max ILY so much! View Post
    I am so sorry. What a horrible way to find the little guy. How old was he? Could it be possible that perhaps he died from old age and just hung there? It's hard to think he died from getting stuck.
    Stitch was approx. 3 years old. He was physically handicapped, but otherwise in good health, ate well, etc. He was not terribly active, as his feet/legs did not always cooperate.
    Yes, hard to believe he could have died by getting his toe caught, but I have no idea how long he struggled. And his heart must have given out from the fight or fear. Makes me feel so sick thinking of him going through that. We go to bed at 10pm & up at 7am (birds up at 7:30/8 am). We live in an apartment, so I wear earplugs to bed, or I may have heard him and saved him.

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    Re: Stitch :(

    Oh my gosh Lori Ann, I am so sorry!

    I hardly ever come into the Rainbow Bridge room, cuz I always come out crying my eyes out, but I saw the name of the thread in here, and thought "OH NO!". My heart actually skipped a beat. And my worst fears are confirmed.

    I can only imagine how you must be feeling. But like others have said, accidents happen. Things we would/could never imagine or foresee happening...

    My deepest condolences.

    R.I.P. Stitch
    Mary, Cosmo, Kaylaur, Perry & Tyler, and Spaz (temporary foster). And we can't forget the furry kids Pepper & Chewy!

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