Found a Cockatiel

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  1. lindylou

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    I'm in a bit of a pickle. Yesterday I heard a strange bird sound and looked up. There was a grey cockatiel on my neighbours roof. I spent 3 hours trying to coax it down. Eventually as it began to get dark it flew onto my head and I managed to get it into the house. A neighbour fortunately had a budgie cage and it has spent the night in that.( not an ideal size)

    I have called the police, radio York, minster fm radio and the york press. I've been round several shops and put notices in the windows. Been on the internet and posted it on missing pet sites and looked through to see if any have been reported missing. Had no response at all. RSPCA closed til tomorrow.

    We are off in our motorhome on Wednesday for 3 months. Just don't know what to do next.

    Been to pets at home and said bird is now happily sitting on top of cage eating millet and cockatiel treats.

    Anyone have any more ideas ? would anyone post it on their facebook site and ask their friends to do the same. We can realistically only keep it until tomorrow afternoon. I know they can fly a fair way, but it was in very good condition and it doesn't look like it's been out for long. Anyone within range of cockatiel flight from York could be the owner, possibly miles away. Would be grateful if you could post on your facebooks and word would be spread a lot further than I can do myself. Just can't understand why it is not reported already on missing pets.

    Dominantly grey. white on wings yellow face with orange cheeks.

    Thanks in anticipation just hope we can find the owner and reunite them,

    Lin
     
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    Got any Pics My daughter lost her's about a week ago Notts area
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    go to local vets and see if its microchipped....some are and you can contact the owner


    mind you, the vet might even know the local breeders and they may have heard of a lost bird
     
  4. lindylou

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    Haven't a clue how to put pics on here. It doesn't look as though its been out too long.
     
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    its been very good weather so no problem living outdoors for a few weeks, and in the wild they travel miles
     
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    Bird in hand

    lost our`s coming up for x2 years now always was a slow flyer, living in Kent, she was a female. find out if she answers to the name pepper.
     
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    Sorry no response to pepper.
     
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    If you get no responses in the next few days, whack it in the slow cooker then freeze it. It should last you the first couple of days of your holiday, curried maybe.....:Wink:

    I think you've done all you can. Someone will call. Geo will take it if no one does.....:thumb:
     
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    I agree :Smile:
    The local pet shop may also know of owners in the area or, perhaps, have a bulletin board...
     
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    What ever you do, Please Dont take it to the RSPCA. Sometimes a local vet will take them in.
     
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    Well just been to the vet and no microchip unfortunately. I have put notices in local shops including both pet shops. Just shelled out £10 on food and millet. Can't believe nobody has posted it missing. Have been told by the guy in pet shop that he knows of someone who takes in birds in local area. Will give it til tomorrow lunchtime then sadly will have to let him go. If we didn't travel so much would have considered keeping him. Still praying the owner or friends of theirs will see the ad.
    Lin
     
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    Why do say that Maggie? (Genuine question)
     
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    If he has red cheeks, he is definitely a cock bird. Cockatiels are usually good talkers and yours sounds as though he has had a lot of attention, since he landed on your head and sits on top of the cage etc. I can guarantee that somebody will be missing him!

    The only problem with letting him go is that he will be dependant on somebody else finding and taking him in. In the outside he will be prone to cats and more importantly other birds who will attack him.

    Dont you have any relative or friend who can take him in?

    We used to breed Australian Parrakeets, including cockatiels, and found them to be very affectionate, I bet he was owned by a woman if he flew down onto your head.

    Please dont just let him go!!

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    I wouldn't dream of letting him go outside. I meant letting him go to the aviary. Yikes it took me 3 hours to talk him down.
     
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    Phew!!! Thanks

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    Would not sleep if I knew he was out there in the big bad world. Will still worry even if he goes to an aviary if I cant find his owner :cry:
     
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    Genuine reasons - 1 occasion was an emanciated pony with loads of untreated and bleeding sores at a horse sale, it was tied to the side of the pen from 6am and left with out water or hay all day. (it was in the pen next to one i was selling), we gave it some water and hay as it was trying its best to reach the nets ours had but its rope wasnt long enough, it went through the ring didnt make the reserve the people wanted was brought back tied up and given a kick off the owner. That animal body have to be present at sales, we told them about it, as far as no water,hay, untreated sores and spine and rib bones sticking up through the flesh and being kicked etc they were not bothered, they said to us when they asked the owner about it he said he had only bought it a couple of days ago. Put a TV crew in front of them and its o- so- different.
    another occasion, a friend clipped a loose dog fortunately didnt damage the dog stopped and caught the dog that was also underfed and flea infected so bad it had bare patches, someone walking by said it belonged to the end house of the street she was on, she took it and knocked on the door (tv on) no answer so she took it home and called the local branch- they wouldnt take it as they classed it as a stray and the response apparently was she should take the dog back to the street and let it go, and if she didnt they would prefer charges as to taking an animal without authority - mmm it had allready been clipped by a car, and was flea infested and ribby. She rang the police who dealt with it and has since found out that the dog had been taken off the family once and then they had been allowed it back by none other than the local 'animal welfare'.There have been more instances that i know about from one friend or another as im sure any other person that has anything to do with rescues could attest to their own experiences and knowledge

    I used to be a supporter of them but over the years have realised that they are more interested in what they are left by well meaning folk sometimes very large donations from someones estate the higher archy are very well paid while most of the staff (on the front line) get minimum wage amounts- I now support smaller charities for both dogs and horses.
    Figures for 2008 were
    In 2008, total income was £119,926,000, total expenditure was £114,090,000, and reserves were £70,656,000
     
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    Perhaps I will let him go to the aviary if not claimed tomorrow. At least I know that he will be in with others of his kind.
     
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    Absolutely agree Lindylou re the RSPCA. Sad but true.

    Have you tried the Parrot Society? They have a dedicated Missing Parrot / Parakeet department and a load of national co-ordinators for it, can't remember the guys name who is in charge, he was on Pet Detectives.

    Hope you find the owner - some bird owners travel with their birds by the way!!!! they don't mind motorhomes!! :Smile:
     
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