The death of my pet has been making me depressed

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Recently my pet parrot died. He's been with my family for around 7 years. I've been trying different methods to get over his death and distract myself from remembering but I can't, I cry suddenly and feel very upset. Before his death I would sometimes imagine him dying and cry but now since this happened I don't even know how to cope with it, it feels as if though I lost a family member. I feel a strong sense of guilt since he died while I was abroad, I feel so sad that I wasn't there for him when he died. I'm a teen so he's been with me since I was a child, he was the first pet I felt emotionally attached to...him not being here, I can't imagine my life being the same without him. When I first heard the news I cried for 4 hours straight. Now I cry at random moments, it's hard for me to sleep as well. Is it absurd that I'm feeling this upset over an animal? I really want to move on and forget about it...I will be honest, I'm crying more than I did to my grandmother's death and I feel so ashamed. Help....

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    all the pets I have had and currently have I love a lot. And have cried for hours when they have passed.  I have found it helps to get another pet, a rescue pet. An animal that is in a bad situation and needs you to save him.

    With the new pet you will grow to love him and you will feel better.

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    its funny because what you wrote was the same as me but with my dog,im not a teen,i think it made me realise that nothing is here 4 ever and at a drop of a hat it can be gone,i think thats were your issues lie a bit as well,think you need to talk to some1 about it tho or it will eat you away bit by bit,but know this things do get better,i got another dog which helpped abit as well,BE STRONG MY FRIEND
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