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R.I.P Minty 2006 – 2011

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A sad post today, followers of mine on Twitter will have heard me mentiontion Minty being poorley. After a couple of months fighting a digestion problem, I’m sorry to say that when I came down on Tuesday (7th June) morning, I discovered that Minty had passed away over night.

R.I.P Minty 2006 - 2011

R.I.P Minty 2006 - 2011

Minty came to live with us on 6 June 2006, with his sister Sky who he was absolutely devoted to, Harry and Kingfisher Blue. The others have passed some while ago now, and Minty has been sharing the big cage with Tiny, who joined us in 2007 and since last November Robin.

Minty’s claim to fame was that he was a tail man! If anyone sat near him they would get their tail preened, with or without their permission. Minty would grab the ends of their tails with his beak, hold the end of their tail with one foot and ever so gently preen it. You would often hear shreaks of horror from the others as they were being preened against their will. But you never saw a more gentle loving bird. Even if everyone had ratty tails where Minty had been preening them. He was inseparable from Sky and would feed and preen her all day long. Sky would mix it up with the others and Minty would be right behind her. In 2009 when Sky passed Minty lost the plot, he went very forlorn and hasn’t been the same since. We got Robin as a partner bird but Minty never took to him, and when Harry passed last year, Robin and Tiny became close and now preen each other.

If you are wondering about the Angel Wings reference at the top of the picture, it’s because ever since he was little, when he got hot Minty would sit holding his wings open, to cool down. From the back he looked like an Angel. Hense the nick name Angel Wings.

Luckily you won’t see a dip in service as I have a good few posts written ahead of time, in case of computer failures, but I’m going awol for a bit to recover.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie x

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In Memory Of Sky; 2006-2009

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A week ago today my beautiful budgie Sky died, she had a fall in the cage and the bad landing caused eggs inside her to break. We rushed her to the vet but she died on the way there. I am devistated as is her partner bird Minty. Poor Sky was only three years old. Sky came to live with us on 3rd June 2006 and died on 4th June 2009.

This is my beautiful baby Sky in better times

 

 

Rest in Peace Sky

Rest in Peace Sky

 

Sky

Sky

 

That picture shows Sky with Blue, who we sadly lost back in April. Its not been a good few months for us.

Sky and Minty were inseperable, when we bought them they were snuggled up together and although we hadn’t intended buying two I couldn’t have seperated them. They have been so close and always doing adorable snuggly kissing or preening.

When they first came home they were only six weeks old, we had them in quarantine cages for a few weeks and they were forever climbing into the seed pots and kicking the seed out.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie

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