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    B&G (Jack), MM (Maynard) - RIP, Hy (Zaf), GW (Salsa), NC (Bozley)

    My cherished Maynard - rest in peace <3

    My military macaw, Maynard, passed away today just prior to 2 PM PDT. He was with me for 37 years. He was a wild caught bird and during our time together he incurred his share of problems. My poor green friend should have never been removed from his natural habitat. Maynard suffered a debilitating stroke in 2011 and developed a seizure disorder toward the end of 2016. His life from that point forward must have seemed like hell from his standpoint. Near the final weeks of his life his uncontrollable movements became horrifically severe, dominating every moment. He passed away peacefully this afternoon.

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    My cherished friend, you are FREE AGAIN ...
    "Please adopt older birds!"

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    Casper, a blue fronted Amazon. Loves banana. Hates plastic bags and red coats.
    Bless him, an end to all the suffering. You and the rest of your flock must miss him horribly.
    There must be wonderful memories in the pictures with his bigger buddy sheltering him under his wing.
    Last edited by Casper's 2nd best friend; 03-30-2019 at 09:03 AM.
    "A busy beak is a happy beak" - David Strom

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    Willy-Eclectus, Oliver-alexandrine,Mookie-Senegal,Bella- Australian King,Joey and Peewee- Barrabands, Peachiegirl-Peachfront conure,Pepper- crimson belly conure, Peanut-plum head, Babyblue-parrotlette, Harry and Louie-canaries.
    So sorry to hear about your loss. I know how much you love and are devoted to your flock. I am sure Maynard had the best life possible with you, given his circumstances. Maynard is finally free to fly again.

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    B&G (Jack), MM (Maynard) - RIP, Hy (Zaf), GW (Salsa), NC (Bozley)
    Thank you, Jean-Pierre and Helena. Despite that for 6 months or so I've known he would soon pass, actually losing him has been incredibly hard for me. It's a huge void in my life that I'll never be able to fill. Sure, I have my other birds... but Maynard was so unique and special (a reality with every feathered companion, in fact) and is thus irreplaceable! I'm just getting to disassembling his cage and hospital crate today. It's an indescribably painful thing for me to do. His personality and unique vocalizations keep running through my mind. It's not going to be easy living without him

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    Rosie, our Greenwing Macaw (Hatchday 4/1/12)
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how much he meant to you. I canít imagine what you are going through. Please know you are in my thoughts.


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    B&G (Jack), MM (Maynard) - RIP, Hy (Zaf), GW (Salsa), NC (Bozley)
    Quote Originally Posted by kendrafitz View Post
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how much he meant to you. I canít imagine what you are going through. Please know you are in my thoughts.
    Thanks Kendra. It will never be the same here without him
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    B&G (Jack), MM (Maynard) - RIP, Hy (Zaf), GW (Salsa), NC (Bozley)
    I brought home Maynard's cremated remains today. He seldom molted his larger feathers... but since he was with me for so long I still possess several of them. The small red feathers in the zip-lock bag were molted from his cere area through the years. His favorite foods were sliced apples, leafy greens, and raw cashews. I miss him terribly

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    "Please adopt older birds!"

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    Rosie, our Greenwing Macaw (Hatchday 4/1/12)
    Quote Originally Posted by PlaxMacaws View Post
    I brought home Maynard's cremated remains today. He seldom molted his larger feathers... but since he was with me for so long I still possess several of them. The small red feathers in the zip-lock bag were molted from his cere area through the years. His favorite foods were sliced apples, leafy greens, and raw cashews. I miss him terribly

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    What a beautiful memorial to Maynard. It’s is evident how much you loved him.


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    Rosie & Kendra


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    B&G (Jack), MM (Maynard) - RIP, Hy (Zaf), GW (Salsa), NC (Bozley)
    Yes, I loved him very much! Thanks for your kind words, Kendra.
    "Please adopt older birds!"

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    Willy-Eclectus, Oliver-alexandrine,Mookie-Senegal,Bella- Australian King,Joey and Peewee- Barrabands, Peachiegirl-Peachfront conure,Pepper- crimson belly conure, Peanut-plum head, Babyblue-parrotlette, Harry and Louie-canaries.
    Your tribute brought tears to my eyes. Our animal friends/family take a piece of our heart as much as our human friends/family do.

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