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My female jenday conure is very attached to my male cockatiel.  He died about an hour ago...not from disease...and I'm not sure how to help my conure in the morning when she realizes he is gone.

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I'm sorry for your loss.  You ask a tough question, and there's not a perfect answer.  I would say to just show your conure a lot of attention for a while, give it a new toy, etc. Eventually you could introduce a new bird buddy, if you wanted, but I'd give it some space initially. Good luck.

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I can answer questions about bird identification, avian physiology, avian conservation, avian genetics, bird song and music, and injured/ill/orphaned bird rehabilitation. I am not trained as a veterinarian and therefore can NOT answer questions about companion/pet bird injuries or diseases.

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