Ellie is now back to her usual happy, hungry self, demanding food at ever decreasing intervals. It's great to have her back to normal. She seems determined to regain the 300g she lost when she was ill. She has to go in on Saturday to have stitches removed, but that should be a simple procedure, no anaesthetic or sedation required.
I was saddened today by the unexpected death of my father's budgie, Sam. Although he was my father's pet, I did most of the caring for him (feeding, cage cleaning etc). He was only 3, and as far as we knew quite well. Yesterday his behaviour was perfectly normal. He was chatting as he usually did, and immediately started nibbling on the lettuce and millet heads I put in his cage, and came out for a fly around as was his habit - his cage was always open during the day, and he went in and out at will.. This morning he was sitting in the corner of his cage, quite dead. I really was shocked and upset. RIP Sammy.