I just lost my Male Gouldian (Jazz) a few days ago.
Jazz was special to me....I would talk to him a lot and he always let me know when I would forget to turn off the overhead light after covering the cage front for the night. He would keep whistling loudly until I came and turned out the light then he would sing his song and quiet down for the night. The female (Jewel) has been calling for him the last couple days wondering where he was.
It would have not been so hard if I had just found him already passed away in the morning but I was home to watch him slowly fade away and his suffering was hard to watch. I held him during his last moments.
Hubby found a nice spot in our woods to lay him to rest.