Guest post by Die Vogelfamilie
It’s definitely not an easy topic, but unfortunately I’ve had to deal with “Say goodbye” many times. It is a topic that affects or will affect us all.
It is a very sensitive issue and everyone has the right to deal with it in their own way.
I have read many different opinions on why you should or should not give the flock a chance to say goodbye to the deceased bird.
Everyone decides for his flock whether it may say goodbye to the deceased bird or not.
When the time comes
Sometimes it is a gradual process that drags on for months or even years – sometimes it happens quite suddenly and unexpectedly – one thing is certain in any case:
It hurts. But please never forget that you are not alone with the grief!
I decided to give my flock the opportunity to say goodbye to the deceased bird.
I have had the best experience with this so far. Without saying goodbye, my budgies have searched and called for the deceased bird for several hours to days.
By saying goodbye, I give my flock the opportunity to understand that the deceased bird has gone over the Rainbow Bridge.
I always give them several hours to say goodbye.
Often they all sit quietly in a circle around the deceased bird, sometimes they try to wake it up. It is never easy to witness this.
Do they understand what has happened? That the partner will not come back?
I don’t know, but I don’t want to take away their opportunity to say goodbye.
I really hope I could help you a little bit with this post!
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