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Old 08-13-2013, 02:56 PM
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That blows.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:54 PM
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That's a bummer man, i was reading this hoping for a happy ending. At least ya'll did what you could.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:03 PM
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Yes sad and sadlier is that his tale is not uncommon. All birds want to be free birds (and should be IMO). But pet birds sometimes escape and usually meet a dire fate. At least this guy was safe from prey by a hungry fox or coyote, or rascal dog, cat...endless dangers out there.

You did a good thing Dave.

He looks both grateful and happy in both your pictures.

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Old 08-13-2013, 05:25 PM
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I got the feeling that he was happy not to be outside anymore and he initially just wanted to sit on top of the cage and talk. I think now that he may have been trying to find his traveling pal. Once we got him some places to perch he seemed content just to chill. He drank water but we couldn't get him to eat much, I think he basically just relaxed to the point he passed. Poor dude just had no energy reserves and was literally dead tired. Makes me sad but at least he wasn't cold, scared and alone at the end.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:29 PM
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And you know, ironically, it was because one of our cats was focused on him in the yard that I noticed him in the first place. So cat & bird are apparently not mortal enemies. Although sometimes I wish our predator-wannabes would be a little more intimidating to the pigeons and robins who like to munch on gardens.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:21 PM
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So cat & bird are apparently not mortal enemies.
Enemy is a human concept. However, cats are driven hunters and if you Google some you will see the unimaginable toll domestic cats take on bird populations. Keep Mr. Kitty inside.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:21 PM
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Bummer. It was a good effort though.
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