It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news that my beloved parrot, Mitthu (TiktokParrot), passed away at 9:38 AM on September 15th, 2021.
At this point, I am struggling to find the courage to say much about him. I will try to come back and edit this post later to share more about my beloved Mitthu. For now, I will keep it short and simply inform all those who loved my parrot, especially those who followed us on Tiktok.
Thank you for your support and love for my parrot. Every living thing must leave this world eventually. I used to share happy and playful videos of Mitthu on social media, and many people loved watching them. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that one day I would have to write about his death instead of sharing his joyful moments.
I recently took a break from Tiktok as I was busy with personal matters. I had planned to return soon and share more videos of Mitthu with everyone. But I never knew that I would be too late. My parrot left me before I could get back to Tiktok.
I feel like I am the one who caused his death. I blame myself since the moment he took his last breath in my arms. He was so strong, so healthy, and so happy, as seen in his videos. I never knew that one mistake could take him away from me.
Long ago, I did read about harmful food for birds and avocado was also one them, I even mentioned avocado in one of my previous blogs here. I got that that information from the internet. I never knew the fruits can be dangerous too. We usually eat all kind of fruits at home and I had no clue that this specific fruit which we eat can kill a bird.
Last night when I was eating avocado, my parrot (Mitthu) was craving for it & I gave him the avocado, even that time I had no slight idea in my head that avocado is bad for him. I don’t know why it just did not come in my mind that this avocado is not good for him.
I wish , I wish, I wish …… If it could occur in my mind for a second that this is harmful for him. I was just happy seeing my Mitthu (Parrot) is enjoying eating it, seeing him enjoying his fruit was making me happy.
The last food I gave him was avocado at night, I said good night to him and I went to my bed.
In the morning, when l when I went to my parrot’s room, I saw his face was totally changes, he hardly could stand on his feet. His eyes were like in shock, I quickly took him in my hands. He kept his head on my shoulder & I started thinking what has happened to my parrot over the night. When I said good night to him, that time he was completely all right.
Then I started thinking the only thing was I gave him food last night before sleeping and I remembered I fed him avocado. I quickly turned on my phone & started reading more about avocado while the parrot was just keeping his head on my shoulder.
I saw so many articles where people mentioned avocado can kill the birds, smaller birds can be dead in 30 minutes and bigger healthy birds can be dead in around 12 hours. I started counting the hours when I fed him the avocado and noticed it been almost 10 hours since he ate avocado.
His head on my scheduler and he was so peaceful, I never saw him that peaceful in his entire 7 years life. He was still alive but very calm and keeping his head on my scheduler. I was so helpless, looking at him.
I had my vet number and tried calling the vet, but on the phone, they said the doctor is out from the town for a week. Because I used to take my cats to that vet, so I had their landline number. Then I started searching nearby vet phone numbers but it was like getting too late as I saw my parrot was falling down from my scheduler.
Then I kept him on the table and tried to offer him water, but he was passing away too quickly, it all happened less 30 minutes since I woke up and saw him in that condition. I wish if he could stay a bit more longer so that I could contact more vet number.
I felt so helpless, knowing that my parrot is leaving me because of my own mistake, and I could not do anything about it. While he was on table taking last breaths, I was still trying my best to search in google how to help a parrot if ate avocado or at least find any homemade remedy.
While I was petting my parrot on his head, I was desperate to find some helpful tips on the internet before it gets too late. But the articles I was reading were saying, even a doctor can not do anything about it when the bird gets sick because of avocado. The only possibilities are if the doctor washes the stomach of the bird & wipe that poison from the stomach.
The time was so short, all was happening too fast, but sad, all the articles on the net I saw, were mentioning we must take the bird to the vet as soon as possible as there was no other cure or homemade remedy.
It was all happening too fast in less 30 minutes when I started noticing my parrot is taking his last breath. He became totally unconscious and took his last breath in my hands, his legs became hard & paws started shrinking towards inside.
All I could do cry and see him die; I wish, I wish, I wish if I could save him on any cost. I could sell my everything for him to get him recovered, I could give my own blood, my own kidney, my any organ if it could save him. I loved him so much, I can not express in words, but he wanted to go fast and did not give me a chance to help him.
I can not write more about him, as it’s been a few hours since he has died. I am totally devastating now. I might come back here & write more about him. I would close all his social media accounts, but I would be keep renewing this website domain.
He will remain with me though his memories, I can not go to his social media accounts for a while, hope when the grief is somehow decreased, I might get back to this website to share more information & help other people who keep birds/ pets.
I beg you:-
I beg to everyone, please take care of your pets, even if they have long lifespan, but the small incident or our mistakes can kill our pets.
My Promise to my parrot; –
Please my lovely Mitthu (Parrot) forgive me, I feel I have killed you and not the avocado which killed you. I promise you; I would never eat avocado in my life as this fruit has taken you away from me. You have been so lovely, so adorable. You made me always laugh and not only me, you made so many people laugh in tiktok videos. You were so unique in many ways, there was not any other parrot on the internet who could talk like you. You will be missed forever, rest in peace my Mitthu, I LOVE you so much and I will keep loving you until I am alive. I don’t know why I forgot & did not think this avocado is not good for you, I was just happy seeing you eating & enjoying it. I wish if it could come in my stupid brain that I am poisoning you with my own hands. Please forgive me, my heart bleeds for you, I can not even look at your pictures & or videos. You left me like that, I would never stop blaming myself. But if you are seeing me spiritually, you can see what I have become, how I am living life every minute without you. It’s like a family member has died.
Update: 18th Sep 2021
I don’t know how it did not come up in my mind that avocado is not good for him when I was feeding him. I was so stupid, I feel like I have killed my parrot. I have so many regrets, I would never be able to forgive myself. I am the person who wrote blogs about parrots here, how to take care of birds blah blah blah and blah, and now look what I have done, I am the one who poisoned my parrot.
I loved my bird so much, he was so happy with me, as you can see in his videos, he was a very happy bird. He bit me many many many times to bleed but I never even slapped him or shouted at him. He was so close to my heart, I cared so much about him. I was buying the best bird food for him. In seven years, I locked him in the cage maybe two or three times & that is when we were moving apartments.
All the life he spent with me, I left him open, free without keeping him inside the cage. He had his room where he could fly from one corner to another & sit on his favorite spots in the room. I never wanted him to be inside the cage, I was keeping him happy as much as I could & offered him the best comfortable living style. But, my one mistake killed him. Still, I am thinking how it did not come up in my mind this fruit is not good for him, how it slipped out totally from my mind. I can only live with regrets & cry about it but can’t do anything else. I wish I could reverse the time….
It’s breaking my heart seeing some rude comments on the tiktok video, but I do not care, you can hate me or do whatever you want. I just shared the whole truth here to help many other pet owners. There are still lots of people out there with their pets, they do not know that avocado is so dangerous for their pets. Or if some people know but can be more careful after reading this. At least my voice would reach to them, maybe they will watch my tiktok video or read this article and learn the lesson from me. They will not do the same mistake I did & they will not cry in pain as I am right now.
I thank all those people who are praying & giving me courage during this grief I am going through. Because I wanted to tell the truth my parrot fans and they had the right to know what has happened to the parrot they were following on Tiktok. This article will help lots of people to learn from my mistake, I would save so many pets out there which I would never even know. That’s what I can do now, helping others & spread awareness through my broken words.)
Update: 24th Feb 2023
I received thousands of message from people, 95% messages were positive and 5% of people were telling me, I ‘m the cause of my parrot’s death. I know that, I am not denying that fact that I made a huge mistake and did not do intentionally . Some of the best messages I received, gave me so much console and I would like to mention them here.
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Losing a beloved pet can be incredibly difficult and I can only imagine the pain you must be feeling right now. It’s clear from your words that Mitthu was not just a pet, but a cherished companion and source of joy in your life.
It’s understandable that you are struggling with feelings of guilt and regret, but it’s important to remember that you did not intentionally harm your pet. You made a mistake, as we all do from time to time. It’s unfortunate that the consequences were so severe, but please don’t blame yourself for what happened.
I want to assure you that you are not alone in this. Many pet owners have made similar mistakes without realizing the potential dangers. It’s important to do research and consult with a veterinarian before introducing any new foods to your pets, especially if they are not part of their usual diet.
Please take all the time you need to grieve and heal. Losing a pet is never easy, but I hope that in time you will be able to look back on your memories of Mitthu with fondness and gratitude for the time you had together.