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 Jade Joy Serrapede

Jade Joy Serrapede

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death May 1995 (aged 15)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Pet Conure, ashes remained with family until passing of caretaker. Ashes added to caretaker's urn.
Memorial ID 107927017 · View Source
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Emily Leatrice Serrapede always considered conure Jade Joy the biggest challenge of all the birds she had cared for.

Jade came into Emily's life at the same time as budgie Ming Toy . Like Ming, Jade was a Belmont Bird, bought from Virginia Belmont's Bird and Kennel shop at Rockefeller Center in July of 1980. Mrs. Belmont told Emily's daughter that both birds were three months old and that they would easily acclimate to their new home since they hadn't been in the shop for too long.

Jade preferred Emily's daughter because his persistent ways enabled him to get treats often and spend more time outside his cage. Emily persisted working her way into Jade's affections since she took care of him three nights a week and all day on Sunday while her daughter attended design school.

In time Jade got used to Emily and did not pull the stunts he did with her daughter. He would go into his cage when she clapped her hands and wait for her to open the cage door without pinging on the cage bars.

Jade had a large brass bell in his cage that he would ring every morning when he wanted his cage cover removed and his day time to begin. Emily enjoyed giving him treats after she finished breakfast and preparing for his time outside of the cage. On some days Jade made as if he couldn't wait to come out and play. Then once outside, he'd climb to the top of the cage, put his head under his wing and take a nap.

Jade began to slow down in early 1991. Emily and her daughter brought him to a vet who diagnosed him as having arrhythmia. Treatment with medication extended Jade's life for another 4 years during which time he was quiet but still alert and interactive. Jade passed away while at the vet's for observation. Emily had him cremated. When she passed on Jade's ashes were added to the urn along with ashes from some of her other birds from later in her life and feathers from the birds she had when she was younger.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jade Joy Serrapede (Feb 1980–May 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107927017, ; Maintained by EmilyAnn Frances May (contributor 47633886) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Pet Conure, ashes remained with family until passing of caretaker. Ashes added to caretaker's urn..