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My Sweet Booger (parakeet)


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#1 OFFLINE   NeenandZeet

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:34 PM

I am writing this with a heavy, heavy heart. I found my beautiful Booger passed away today. His mate Mama Tweet alerted me something was wrong. Then I noticed I did not see Booger anywhere, my heart sank. I moved stuff around to find him laying lifeless at the bottom of the cage.

I acquired Booger on January 21st 2010. I only had 3 Parakeets at the time, Mr. Tweekers, Mama Tweet and Bugles. They are all blue morphs so I was looking for my first green parakeet. Booger caught my eye in an instant . He was a vibrant green and yellow and had just the cutest head bobs and movements.

I of course had to keep him quarantined from the other birds for awhile until I knew he was healthy. The minute I put him in the cage with the others Mama Tweet fell in love with him, so did Bugles…so I had to separate them as months passed.

Before long Mama Tweet and Booger started to display breeding behaviors. That is when I thought about giving breeding parakeets a shot. So with much research I took to it. Mama Tweet and Booger were the first pair of mine to successfully breed. Mama Tweet is a very temper mental mother. Booger took over the feedings rather quickly after the babies hatched. He was a very good parakeet dad. Never impatient, never aggressive as some parakeets get. He was very tolerant of Mama Tweet’s bickering.

He had gotten sick in the middle of the winter. I took him to the vet and did everything to help him get better. At that time Mama Tweet was very protective with him, always yelling at me to leave him alone at medicine time. In no time at all he was back to singing and interacting with his mate.

This spring started off with a bang. Many of my 2011 hatchlings whom happen to be Boogers children where laying there first clutches. Booger and Mama Tweet were also getting busy. They have had 4 hatchlings this year and I had just taken them out of the cage Thursday night and put Mama Tweet back in. I am so glad I did this because this would be the last weekend Mama Tweet and Booger got to spend with each other.

When I found him this morning my heart was completely broken, what made matters worse was Mama Tweet was head bobbing, singing and trying to feed him as he laid lifeless. I was having such a hard time taking him away from her. She kept talking to him. I felt so completely hurt that I had to do that to her. I am sitting here crying just thinking about her face when I took him away. Booger leaves behind his legacy of children and now this year his new grandchildren one of which hatched today.

To some they are just Parakeets, to me, they are part of my heart and I am definitely missing of piece of it today.

Fly free my sweet Booger, going into the bird room will never be the same with out my singing little Boogie Man.

January 21st 2010-June 25th 2012

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#2 OFFLINE   NeenandZeet

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:39 PM

This is the last picture of Booger taken about 2-3 weeks ago.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:19 PM

Oh Jaime, I am so sorry. Booger was such a beautiful boy. That would have been so sad to see Mama Tweet trying to get him to get up. Rest in peace sweet Boog.
BIG HUGS to you Jaime.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:01 PM

Thank you so much Karen, i have been crying all day.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:26 PM

O how beautiful boy Booger was!!! Such pretty colors!!! I know what you mean Jaime...they are not just animals-they are a part of your family!!! I am so sorry for your loss....
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:50 AM

He looks just like a parakeet I had when I was young. I am so sorry for your loss. I know you adore each of your pets and their loss is heart wrenching.
Regards from Deb, Allie (6/1/07), and Riley (2/20/09)
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:25 AM

I am so sorry. What a sad story. He was such a pretty bird. I'll keep you in my prayers.
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#8 OFFLINE   NeenandZeet

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:40 AM

Thank you all. Means alot. He was such a special birdie with such a great personality.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:01 PM

Jaime, I am so sorry for your loss! He was beautiful! Poor Mama Tweet! THat must have been heartbreaking to see her.

#10 OFFLINE   NeenandZeet

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:58 AM

Ugh, going into the bird room has been hard the last few days. I really went in and cleaned the heck out of the cages and things just to keep my mind busy. Mama Tweet has been having a difficult time, but she is def a strong lil girl. She has been taking it out on me...i forgive her though.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:06 AM

So sorry to hear this, Jaime. He was a beautiful bird. I loved your story of the bond between him and Mama Tweet. I think you were privileged to have witnessed their love! Hugs to you and Mama Tweet.




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