Mainly because you can't make one parrotlet anymore like another any more than you can do so for a human friends. Parrotlets are unique beings, each their own little spark of fire. It is easier to accept them as they are and develop your friendship.I am sitting here looking at the spot where Keira's cage should be sitting with the cover over it for the night. Now the table is empty. Attached is a photo of Keira in her cage. In the upper left corner, you can see her favorite toy. It has felt strips hanging down like an umbrella. You can see her tail sticking out of it.
She would go in there when it was time for bed, when she wanted to be left alone and when I sprayed our Amazon with water. Her cage was next to his and she HATED to be sprayed with water. When she saw me headed to his cage with the spray bottle she would immediately hide in that place.
Also, she would go crazy tweeting and running around when I would return home after being gone for an hour or more. She would do the same thing when I put a coat on since she apparently figured out that meant I was leaving. She only did this with me.
As you can probably tell, I feel that I need another parrotlet to fill the void caused by Keira's passing. How do you keep from trying to make the new parrotlet into a clone of your past one and not be upset when it doesn't happen?
I don't know how you got through it! We had to put Bogie down and it just about killed me! The vets office lit a candle in the waiting room and everyone was whispering when Bogie passed. The vet made a plaster cast imprint of Bogie's feet with Bogie's name above the feet along with his hatch day and RIP day. The casting was in the shape of a heart....I lost it big time! So did my wife. I can't see the keyboard right now.....memories!Seeing a budgie imitate a mynah would be hilarious.
The place where we got Keira won't have any parrotlets for a month or two.
Still trying to decide between male and female. Definite pluses and minuses to each. Found a couple of females a couple of hours drive away.
We took Keira's body to the vet today. He is going to do an autopsy to see if he can identify what killed her. They are also going to cremate her and return her ashes to us. We took one last look at her when we got to the vet's office. I lost it at that point.