My cherry-headed conure Pedro died yesterday. Pedro was living with my parents ever since I got married (13+ years ago) and my folks cared for him. He was 22 years old. Pedro was a funny bird -- every night he would "ask" for his cover to be put on his cage. He would LOUDLY ask for his cover, too -- as in you could not hear the television in the living room at the other end of the house!
My mom is particularly upset about all this. She REALLY loved him.
Not sure how I will explain this to Natalie. She'll know, that's for sure. Maybe she's only 3 years old, but she'll know.