My mom is over here helping me pre-cook some meals to freeze for after our 2nd baby is born. She was cooking, I was cleaning - dusting, vacuuming, changing bird cage papers, picking up baby toys, etc. While I was cleaning Emily's cage (a caique) and my mom was giving out slices of melon. She asked me, after giving a piece to Emily and my Hahn's macaw, what about Sydney (cockatiel)? (who shares a cage with Nico), I said, well, Sydney is a seed and grass junkie, but Nico likes fruit.
It was just so sudden and totally unexpected, and very, very sad. Nico was so gentle, sweet, quiet, clean, rode on my dog's back, snuggled under my husband's chin,...
Anyway, just wanted to share, had to tell someone.