God forgive me for writing this post. I will try to make this as short as possible. About 2 years ago we rescued a tiel from a neglectful home. He came to us covered is paint & full of dust but ive never seen a tiel full of so much life. So excited to meet his new tiel sister the old man he was turned into a kid again . i miss seei.g him like that. This past year he has gone down hill. Constant problems, from ingrown feathers to bumblefoot to him causing wounds on his body. Really from the first day we really got a look at him we knew he wasnt well but with SEVERAL trips to the vet he got better. time after time the was a solution. this past week we were going to take him back to get him checked for an ingrown feather whichthe vet had removed on a previous visit. anywho the day or so before i notice his leg was weird. as if it was dislocated. how i dont know. he sleeps on a beside my mom in a box that is his bed ( since he started getting ill my mom preffers to have him beside her at all times so she hears him peep for water ) ( too lazy to go & get it himself in his cage . so yeah out of nowhere is wasnt right. we took him in & with an xray the doctor informed us it was a cancer tumor pushing at his leg. told my mom he was at his end. said a week with us would be okay & prescribed us a painkiller that starts with an m. there is no solution to cancer for him. no ammount of money will save him. no ammount of love & god know we love him sooo very much. hes an old man at 22 & if only we had the chance to save him from his previous owner we would of had more time with him. we take him back on tuesday & that will be his last day. i pray he makes it. i want him to pass peacefully. so my question is & believe me i feel like garbage asking but how much does it cost for euthanization & cremation with his ashes returned to us. our vet is charging us almost $500. is that normal for a wee bird. i hate to ask but we arent well very finachially stable at the momment & we will go without just so our tiels have the absolute best. my aunt had to put her 16 years old golden retriever to sleep & with cremation is cost 400 but that was a big dog. so yeah i know its wrong to ask but i am. as for wonka, hes sleeping beside my mom. we are giving him everything he loves. make sure hes as happy as possible. doc told us his painkiller tastes terrie & may cause him to stop eatting. so just in case i actually tasted the painkiller first & although is smelled of pee :/. it taste like flat mountain dew & sprite when its flat with a bit of vineger. & the taste quickly went away so hes on that once a day. sorry for this being long & not making sense. i can barely sleep & its Lmost 5 am. so yeah please let me know the cost. thanks.