I can't say we were shocked, but saddened and surprised. Misfit had been looking a little rougher the last year, but she still played, ate, tweeted and molted twice a year. We think her passing was age related. She was probably 3 or 4 years of age when Rob rescued her and next month would of marked 10 years of her living in the house, so she was probably around 14 years old.
|Surviving in our yard before Rob caught her.|
As sad as I was, I was also very worried about our other budgie, Moonie. Moonie, like me, had never lived in the house without Misfit. We caught him five years after having Misfit, again in our backyard. He was just young when we caught him, probably not even a year old. They weren't a "pair", and didn't share a cage, but we still worried Moonie would become depressed. Their cages were side by side, and we did let them visit and play together often, they were "friends". It's now been two weeks, and I am happy to say Moonie seems to be doing fine.
|I called them my "Little Easter Eggs". Misfit with her friend, Moonie.|
|Misfit's final resting spot.|