I am pretty new here and haven't posted much. But I visit today with a very heavy heart.........
I have been crying since 8:45am when my sister came up and asked me which cage was the one above the turtles. I was like, "What, Why??" She said, Meanie my Parakeet was at the bottom of the cage dead. She left my room and I starting crying on the spot. As most of you know I breed Parakeets. My orignal parakeet are Bugle, Mama Tweet, Booger, Stewart, whom passed last year and Mr. Tweekers. When I paired them all off Mr. Tweekers needed a girlfriend. So I went off to the pet shop with my dad October 8th 2010. I talked to the women for awhile and said they had some year old parakeets for sale. Perfect age for Mr. Tweekers since he was about a year old at the time.
My dad and I watched all the birdies hop around and interacting with eachother. There was one that stood out. She seemed to always be the one at the top of the perches, the one whom kept everyone in order, the most bright eyed, and she stood out. My dad purchased her for me and I took her home.
The name Meanie came about a week into owning her, she bit like no other and screamed like no other. When she had her first clutch of babies about two months after purchasing her. It turns out she was a great mommy. She was only mean because her hormones were wacky and she was in a new home. Her first clutch of eggs were hatched out December 12th and 13th and only consisted of 2 chicks. When they hatched and grew feathers it turns out she had 1 boy whom looks like her and 1 girl whom looks like Mr. Tweekers. They are named Azure and Periwinkle. In the Spring and Summer of 2011 she had 2 clutches of eggs both consisting of 5 eggs each. All the chicks were a mix of Mom and Dad.
Meanie May had bonded with me through the last 2 years. She came to trust me, let me pet her every morning and every night. She even let me hold her chicks and would nibble on my fingers while I was in the nest box, she didn't mind at all. Unlike many other female parakeets. She was also a fiesty one. Every morning she was the first one I heard screaming, SHE wanted the Attention, no one was going to get it until I said Hi to her first. This morning I really missed that. I really did and I am broken today. If anyone else tried to pet her she would scream and bite hard. With me it was different, she never bit me since she had bonded with me and she was a good bird. To make matters more heartbreaking her mate, Mr. Tweekers has been noisy as ever, he is calling her and everything. Pacing around the cage just waiting for me to put her back in there. Just yesterday they were getting ready for the 2012 breeding season, building their nest and everything.
Last night before I put them to bed I shut everyones light off and of course Meanie May's had to be last. I said goodnight to her and she came up to my finger and looked at me for the last time. I wish I knew it was the last, I would of left the light on just a little bit longer.
Thank You all for listening to my story. Most people don't realize how much personality a little creature such as a parakeet has. They are all so different. Please don't take any creature for granted. You may be surprised on how much they can impact your life.
RIP Meanie May! I am heart broken today. I have lost a good little friend. I miss her so much!!!