One of my birds died yesterday, very suddenly and I'm pretty sad about it as I left for college only to return with him dead.
Technically he was my sister's bird as I have my own cockatiel aka Mocha, whom I've drawn before, but she didn't care for him at all so I was the one having to take care of them both.
His name was Coco. He was a blue-yellow parakeet about 3 years old since we got him and Mocha on July 21st, 2012 and he tweeted almost everyday until I feel like he was gradually becoming sick as his vent became dirty recently. Aside from that, he was a happy bird.
I left for college around 11:30 AM yesterday and he was fine as I said goodbye to him and Mocha before I left. I returned home around 2 PM to find him dead in his food bowl, laying upside-down with his head limp.
Only Mocha knows what happened to him as me and my family can only guess that he choked somehow by the way I described how he was positioned. We're burying him hopefully tomorrow in our yard.
Rest in peace, Coco.
You guys can check out my post on Tumblr if you wanna see how he looked before he died, here.