The birds here at Piper's Aviary are not just breeder birds, they are our loving pets. We are heart broken when we lose our feathered family members. Tears are shed but memories will never be forgotten. This page is dedicated to the ones we lost.
This bird was always a sight for sore eyes. She was full of personality and love. She would come when called and would always put a smile on my face. Pixie passed away at a young age of just a 4 months old to respiratory distress. She was rushed to emergency vet in the city at late hours of the night but there was nothing we could do but supportive care. Even when she was having trouble breathing she managed to rub her little face on my cheek letting me know she will be okay. She was the bird that showed me that birds could show compassion. Not only to me but her cage mates. She was always there to pick up her birdie friends spirits. I miss this bird dearly. There is no other like her. Fly high my little angel.
My rescue failure. Powder Puff was rescued from horrendous conditions. She was sold by a pet store to a family that housed her with chickens. This lead to infection in her nares, eyes, and entire respiratory system. She was then brought back to the pet store where she was sold to a lady who tired to help her. The problem was Powder Puff was administered improper medication that ultimately made her condition worse. When she came to Piper's Aviary, she was vetted over and over again. The vet finally labelled her condition as chronic and to medicate when needed. This worked for about a year. During this year she had multiple flare ups that would resolve within a week and she would spend the rest of her days foraging though the foraging boxes and playing with her toys. The last flare up was too much for her and this time the medication did not work and we lost her. She never once bit me with all the medication administration, eye drops, and even injections. She was a sweet mannered bird. I hope her last year of life with us was enough for her to know she was very much loved.