Some Thoughts on our Feathered and Furry Children and their Deaths

Connie on a walk-about

We lost Connie, our twenty-year-old Sun Conure the Sunday before last. It was not expected, and she was not that old, for a conure that is. We had the vet give her an implant to prevent egg-laying, which is a danger to female birds. Egg binding can be lethal.

So we did what was medically adequate, but she died from what I can best describe as a bad…