Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Today I arrived home to what I was fearing all weekend, the last of my birds had died, he was about 7 years old which is a long time to have lived considering some people say 4 years is the lifespan of a bengalese finch.
Sing Sing was his name and was named so because he never stopped singing, Shan Jr thankfully is too young to know what has happened although I know she is very confused as to where the biibby has gone. I have kept finches for 9 or 10 years now but have decided to clean the cage down and put it up in the attic for the time been, but what an eventful time I have had with these birds. I have had 6 adult birds in total Tren and Zio, Mal (pictured above) and Awi, and Sing Sing and his brother who never really made adulthood due to having a really bad illness from birth. Mal and Awi by far meant the most to me, Awi was a beautiful bird, she was very friendly and the day she died really really broke my heart. They were also the only birds I have ever had who wanted to breed, and about 5 years ago I let them. 4 chicks emerged from the nest and were whipped up by people who fell in love with them through their childhood.
So why am I telling you all this, well I have to say the cage is sitting on the ground behind me and I am finding it really hard to put up in the attic, if I had my way I would have another 2 or 4 finches in there tomorrow, But for now the memories of all 6 birds and the 4 babies will have to remain with me, but I will miss sing sing saying goodnight to me in his funny little song when I switch the lights off.
Posted by Shanachie at Tuesday, March 25, 2008