Parrots - Lost and Found
Here are more postings from people who have lost their beloved Parrots. And some found Parrots.
If you have any information about any of the Parrots listed, please let ParrotsNow know immediately, and we will get in touch with them for you.
If you have lost your pet bird, or have found one, contact ParrotsNow - and we will post your story and pictures. We'll help if we can, but you have to let us know. Or, if you've found a bird, we will try to help locate the owners.
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Lost Meyers Parrot - North Caroline - August 2005
Penelope sent this in...
"Hemmingway, our banded Meyers Parrot "escaped" from our car on 8/13 at a North Carolina Rest Stop, milepost #49. We called the police and they referred us to the animal rescue, who said they only rescued lost dogs and cats, as he watched us from a high tree, saying "birdie, birdie" to a curious nearby robin.
He was only 6 mo in March '05, and ony 1/3 of the front of his head is yellow. He's typical of a Myers - shy, gentle, but is more social than usual I'm told. He loves people, and will walk up to strangers, say "step up", "hi", "hello", and when he knows you a little bit say, "want drink" or "drink" so you'll take him to a faucet and let him sip out of it. He also says, "want that" if you're eating something he wants, and "good drink?" if you're drinking something. He calls, "mommy, mommy" when he's lonely, and makes various other noises to play: microwave, car door open, chewing gum, swallowing, etc. He plays the "cell phone game", where he mimics the ringing noise, says "hello", then "hi" if you don't do it first. As you talk to him, he says uh huh, and ahhhh, and other words. He asks, "cookie?" just before he's ready to bed down for the night, and when he's finished eating says, "nite nite" when he's ready for you to carry him to his "house", where he climbs in and onto his special "nite nite perch".
I'm a writer, and he was my constant office companion. He may have been tired of riding in the car, or having recently reached puberty, heard the call of the wild. He was pretty spoiled however, and I'm afraid he won't be able to survive on his own. He's always been a late sleeper, and every morning I told him "if the early bird gets the worm, you would starve outside."
He's on a diet of fresh fruits and veggies, Harrison pellets, and a little seed mixture occasionally. Favorites are: grapes, carrots, green beans, apples, pears, corn, beans, parsley. Every morning, I cut off 2" of the stem end of a banana, and he held it like an ice cream cone to eat it on his window perch.
If you find him, please let me know? If you decide to keep him, you know his habits and food preferences now. He was born in Charlottesville, VA."
Note from ParrotsNow.... that
is kind to let people know what Hemmingway likes, but please let us
know if you find him, to get him back to Penelope!
Lost African Grey - Accokeek, Maryland - July 23 2005
Jessica sent this...
"My TAG ( African Grey) flew out of our home on 7/23 in Accokeek, MD.
She is friendly and talkitive
we have put up flyers and posted ads any where it is possible, if any
one has seen her please contact ParrotsNow, we are lost without her."
Lost parakeet - Bedford Massachusetts - August 2005
Nancy sent this one about her lost parakeet...
"Dickens is mostly blue with yellow on her head. about 4-5 inches--1 ounce.
Lost Thurs august 12, 2005 2pm on Notre Dame Rd in Bedford MA.
She recognizes these songs if you whistle them. Lullaby and Goodnight. Danny Boy. Bunny Hop. This old man/nik nak paddy whack give the dog a bone. If you do a 2 note "hello" whistle, she will most likely mimic you back.
She likes ketchup...a drop on your finger, and after a minute or so, she'll hop on for a lick.
If you click/snap your fingers or clap your hands and then hold your hand up high---she might land on your hand or head.
She likes to perch on the green caps on the bottles of Poland Springs. Thanks about all I can think of...thank you"
Any info, please contact ParrotsNow.
Lost African Grey - Houston, Texas - August 2005
Jay sent this in...
"My name is Jay and I live in Houston ,TX. The other after noon we had some friends over and my mom decided to let our African Grey come outside on her stand. Little did we know that it was time for her to get her wings clipped.
My mom loved her bird more than anything in the world im sure you imagine how hard it is to loose something that it is a family member.
Her name is Teka , she is an African Grey, she's got a grey body a bright red tail and talks and sings. Her band number is OWA 86 red. Contact ParrotsNow with any info.
Thankyou for your time and i hope you can help. She escaped the 14th of August."
Lost White Parrot - Fredon, New Jersey - August 2005
Patrick sent this in...
Leo is an all
white parrot with a light grey beak. He has a hint of barely noticible
yellow under his wings and tail. He has a hint of barely noticible red
around his beak. On his leg there is an I.D. tag #
Please contact ParrotsNow with any information.
Lost Parrot - United Kingdom - August 2005
Anne sent this...
flew away August 2. I keep getting phone calls to say he is sitting
in various trees .Unfortunately the trees are very tall and we can't encourage
him to come to us .
I've asked Anne for any more info. Where he was. Name. TypeLet ParrotsNow know any info.
Alexandrian Parrot Lost - Ilford, Essex area, United Kingdom- July 2005
Sajidah sent this in...
We have lost a family parrot, and therefore wondering if you could help us in searching for her, or advise us.
I live in the Ilford Essex area, my parrot is a female Alexandrian. She has a red beak, is leafy green in colour and has a few red feathers on both wings. She is able to whistle and say some words. She went missing on Thursday 21st July 2005. Also she likes the company of people.
I hope this is enough information, if you would like further details please do not hesitate to contact me.
Lost African Grey - Branchburg, New Jersey - July 31 2005
Fred sent this....
"Our 4yr old African Grey, "Simon" got lost this past Sunday, 7/31/2005. We live in Branchburg, NJ off of Rte. 22. We are by Solberg Airport and Fox Hollow Golf Club. He's a standard African Grey -- white face, grey body and bright red tail. He has no real distinctive features.
When he talks, he may be reciting family member's names: Andrea, Paola, Natalia, Freddy, Marcela. He also howls like our dogs. He sometimes responds to a "hoo" - like an owl sound.
He's very friendly although I don't know how he might react to being lost in the 'wild' considering he's only flown in doors."
Great News! Fred sent this update...
"Simon was found this
morning by a couple living in the next town over!!! He has a few scratches
and he seems a bit tired but overall ok. He's safe at home. :) "
Lost Cockatiel - Topeka, Kansas - July 29 2005
Adriane sent this....
"HELP! LOST COCKATIEL- TOPEKA, KANSAS
I was given a baby cockatiel
in early June. He stole our hearts to say the least! His hatch date was
May 29th. I hand fed him from the age of 2 weeks. Buddy is very
tame and cuddly. My 7 year old ran outside and the bird flew out the door
as she went out. This happened on 7/29/05 (Friday). We are located
on the east side of town off of 6th street between Golden Ave. and
Lost African Grey Parrot in the Branchburg NEW JERSEY - July 31 2005
Fernando sent this....
"Lost African Grey Parrot in the Branchburg NEW JERSEY, area near Raritan Valley Community College and Fox Hollow Golf Course.
His name is "Simon" and only talks when he is lonely. 3 years old.
He says: (Male Voice)
REWARD will be given when returned safetly
Please contact ParrotsNow if you have SEEN or found him! thank you."
Lost Hahn's Macaw - Palmetto Bay in the Miami, Florida area July 2005
Henry wrote about his lost Hahn's Macaw, Simon. 2 years old, Green with red on wings...
"Simon was outside taking a routine shower outside on Saturday due to heavy wind he took low flight. Simon is especially skittish around strangers and may be difficult to catch. He is aggressive toward people or other animals. Simon is on medication and needs to take it daily. PLEASE let ParrotsNow know if you see him or are able to capture him. We miss him terribly!"
Lost - African Grey - Lakeshore area of Vancouver Washington
Brad sent this...
I'm writing because
of A lost friend, my African Grey Jaminga.
I looked for him
for two hours that night and went to all the houses in the area the next
day with a small card with information and my phone number. NO luck.
Jaminga is now
one yaer old and was becoming my buddy. He didn't even like being around
a corner from me and would fly to the floor and walk to find me.
He has a chip in him for identification. So please if you've found an African grey in the Lakeshore area of Vancouver Washington please have it scanned. The Vets or the humane society would probably do that for free to help.
Lost - African Grey - London, England - June 2005
Alan sent this...
"Hi, I hope you don't mind but I came across your site and was wondering if you could help me. I lost my African Grey Parrot and if you don't mind if I could send you some information as I feel the more people who know the more chance I have of finding him. He is 18 months old went missing from Canterbury Road Harrow Middlesex London England at 09:00 on the 23/06/05. He is very shy and normally would not go to a stranger he was not wearing a band. If you do hear anything please contact ParrotsNow."
Lost - Senegal Parrot - Enfield, New York, Fingerlakes area -- July 17 2005
Kelly and Mike sent this in...
"Our Senegel Parrot flew out our sliding glass doors and into our back yard. His name is "Curtis"...his mate.."Mama"...doen't seem to miss him as much as we do. We adopted them a few months ago and recently moved into our new home a couple weeks ago. He always comes out to play but last night he took off.
His wings were supposed to be clipped, so I thought. Do they grow back? Four people went searching for him, I wish I was home too, I wouldn't of given up looking..as soon as I got home and found out my search began until 1am and then again at 7am. I'm exhausted. How far can they go? Can animals eat them? I'm worried sick. He was my bestest bud! I adopted them for my therapy. I was in a car accident a year ago and they can talk. I have neurological and orthopedic injuries. I thought what great rehab I would get from this. and they would get the love and attention they deserved too. Now I am sick to my stomach and I am not sure what to do next. I have walked all over the fields.
My son said he swears he seen Curtis chasing a sparrow lastnight and that he wa 15-20 feet in the air and they lost sight of him. Please anyone with advice let ParrotsNow know. we would also be willing to give a reward if our Curtis is found alive and well and returned unharmed. He has a band on his leg. And he does something very unique when you pet his head. I will leave this a secret so that if he is found I can tell you what it is that he does so special. We live in the town of Enfield, New York in the fingerlakes region...just west of Ithaca New York. Also, might I ask what are the chances that he will be found?"
Mike and Kelly added this...
"Thank You very much for
posting our information about our missing Senegal "Curtis"...He
is still missing and it has been a long 4 1/2 days....every time we go
outside we whistle the sexy whistle like he did and call out his name
in hope's that he will call back at us... when we drive around I am always
looking at the tree's and telephone and electric lines and poles....we
miss him dearly...and his mate and our cat does too...including our son...who
held him last."
Found Parrot! In Bristow, Virginia
"I have found a parrot on July 4th, 2005. I am trying to find its owner but so far nothing. It is tagged so if the owner can give me this Number I will release it to them. I found it in Bristow, VA but realize that it could have flown a long distance. I have place ads and signs, and called animal shelters to inform them.Can you place a lost and found on your web site. I would love to find the owner."
Contact ParrtosNow if this may be yours. Sheri didn't say what kind of Parrot it is.
Lost Senegal - July 2005 - Teton, Idaho
is his name-he is a african senegal,We live in Teton, ID,
He has been my companion for 7 years.Reward offered."
Let ParrotsNow know if you can help!
Lost Senegal Parrot in Wheaton, Illinois - July 8, 2005
Matt sent this in ...
"Very recently (late june) the cable repairman scared our Senegal Parrot, Baybee, out the door (which he left open). We are simply devastated with his loss, and it feels like our child has gone missing. We have taken out ads in all the local papers, put up flyers, informed people, and even are paying a service hundreds of dollars to call all of the homes within a 40 block radius.
He is about 6-8" tall, green with grey hood and orange/yellow "Vest". He loves to say "Baybee" and "What's the matter with you!?" as well as imitate the phone ringing. He is extremely playful, but, like the typical Senegal can be mischevious and "naughty" if he doesn't get his way. He was hand fed (by us) and brought up from infancy in our family.
We miss him terribly. Any assistance, of any type, would be appreciated. Even if you do not have him, but think you may have seen him or heard someone talking about a bird sighting, or possibly know someone that has acquired a new pet parrot mysteriously, please let us know. THERE IS A REWARD FOR HIS SAFE RETURN. Please, please help us find our Baybee! Matt or Kyle"
Any Info, contact ParrotsNow , and we'll let Matt and Kyle know immediately.
Found African Grey 28 June 2005 Slough UK
Ian sent that in, and said "Very hungry, but quite friendly." Blue ring on leg.
Ian wrote back, July 20...
"We managed to locate the owner, and they were reunited the following day, both delighted to see each other!!" Great News!
June 27 - Lost Parrot Staffordshire UK
Kristy wrote, "His name is Moffi lost on Sunday 26/6/05 at Greathaywood, Staffordshire, United Kingdom."
KRISTY, I wrote to you asking what kind of parrot Moffi is, but your email is returned undeliverable several times.
Any info, contact
June 2005 - More Lost Parrots - Please read
Kristi sent this...
Nebraska: on 6-15-05 african grey: red tailed,gray
parrot. (white face w/black beak.) No band. No chip.
Howard sent this notice, from West Sussex, United Kingdom....
The family African Grey Parrot flew away on the evening of Tuesday the 21 of June 05.
It is a beloved family pet raised from an exceedingly young age. Louie is extremely sociable yet, somewhat expectedely, naughty. It is this childish attention-seeking behaviour of his that may be the key in having him sighted and found quite soon.
I am searching for him before college every morning and again in the evening. It is most likely he is within one mile of where we live.
I have told as many strangers
as possible and contacted groups. I just wanted to plea that I could perhaps
make the viewers of your (pretty darn cool) site aware that the African
grey Parrot called Louie is missing from, and most likely to be
Some Great News! Howard sent this update, June 25...
Thanks to excessive advertising and practically telling everyone I saw about our missing Louie, he was discovered in someone's back garden not too far from my home.
Within minutes I rushed to the address, broke down the door, found him nestled atop some garden furniture and shoved him into a spare hamster cage during a stylish forward flipping movment!
Now he's back safe in his generously massive cage which cost a fortune ;) I'm so grateful he isn't harmed and want to thank everyone at your site for helping to publicise the search even more!
I hope everyone else is as lucky as me in their search - if this parrot was found, then yours could soon be too!! Persistance is the key my friends!
Charity sent this, from Indiana...
We have lost our Blue and Gold Macaw. We live in Indiana. He flew away about a month ago. He was spotted for the first couple of months and then nothing. He would not come out of the trees when he was spotted. We believe he is enjoying being a bird. Any suggestions on how to get him when he is spotted again would be helpful. Thank You Charity Aton
Contact ParrotsNow with any info. We wrote to Charity with a few suggestions to help when he may be spotted.
June 2005 - 3 Lost Parrots - Please help - from Ontario, Canada - London, UK - Mississippi, USA - All 3 are African Greys
Please read on... We have THREE people who have lost their treasured pet Parrots...
First, from Canada, Ontario, Mississauga area. Naheeda writes...
This is an email asking for HELP. Our parrot, Jimmy flew away yesterday (June 11, 2005) from the Canada, Ontario, Mississauga area. She is a African Grey Congo (all grey with bright red tail). Our family is very distraugt. We have been searching frantically and have even offered an award. Jimmy is a valuable part of our family as we have had her for 20 years.
If you have seen her or have her please contact ParrotsNow right away, and we will get in touch with Naheeda.
Read this whole story! Good news at the end!
Second, from the United Kingdom - Kingston, London, Angelica writes...
A few weeks ago Iost my beloved African grey, Gemmain. I am heartbroken and I want anyone who knows where or has seen him to contact ParrotsNow.
I was so lucky to have adopted him. He was abused from his last owner, I loved him so much because we bonded straight away and Ialways checked if Ihad left the door open but he was so tame. Once in a while left him in my living room flying around but never had the window or anything open. But my boyfriend left the window open and I didn't know. I should of checked but my boyfriend said it was alright, he will check. The next thing I knew, Gemmain flew out of the window. Gemmain and my boyfriend never got on. Gemmain does bite but she never bites me. I guess he only liked one person. I put up posters and and fliers but no one got back to me.
i miss him so much and everyday if he is near Ialways shout out his name but no luck at all.
He is grey with a red tail and he has a bunch of black feathers on his back. He has a black beak but you would know he stands out from all the other birds. Whenever he sees anyone he always shouts out "hello" and if I passed he would shout out "pretty lady." If you saw him you would know straight away, he is unique. He can't see very well with one eye because his last owner used to hit him hard.
If you have any info, contact ParrotsNow right away, and we will get in touch with Angelica.
Heather sent this about Gemmain...
I have seen Gemmain, the
bird Angelica lost, in a tree. I called out "Gemmain" and it
said "hello" to me. Please contact her and say Gemmain is alright
and is near Kent.
We let Angelica know, but no futher updates...
Further update from Angelica...
I Have very good news! Heather
and I went out searching for him and we found
And finally, from the delta area of Mississippi, two hours south of Memphis, TN, Katherine writes...
On November 26, 2004, my timneh african gray flew away. His name is Ribbit and he is everything to me. I have never known this kind of grief; it is terrible.
He is six years old, talks a lot, says his name, (also sings out "ribby dibby dibby dooo" and sings "good night, good night" at bedtime, also will say "take a shower?" in the morning.) It's been almost six months now, but I came across this site and part of me hopes that someone was driving through the area and found him and is reading this now.
I live in the delta area of Mississippi, two hours south of Memphis, TN and an hour away from the MS river and Arkansas. The gulf coast is south and Alabama is to the east. I have offered a large reward; at the time it was a great incentive for the children from the many church groups. They organized searches and literally combed the shrubs and bushes (his wings were clipped) but not even a feather was found.
I cannot give up hope and I
do believe in miracles. Thank you for the good work you are doing.
If you can help, contact ParrotsNow right away, and we will get in touch with Katherine.
Lost African Grey - April 2005
Michelle sent this in about her African Grey....
"On Sunday, April 24th my African Grey flew away. I live on Hasley Cyn Rd in Castaic CA. We are 5 miles North of Magic Mountain. ET is not banded. He is 10 months old. He does say "hello", "let me OUT!" and mimics my cell phone & answers it by saying "hello."
Do you have any
suggestions? I have put up signs, 2 ads in local
Any Information... Contact ParrotsNow immediately.
Lost Dusty Headed Conure - April 2005
Baldwin, New York
Barbara wrote in with her touching story...
4, 2005, someone left my front door open and my dusky headed conure
got out. We saw him the next day three times in the trees, but would not
come to us. He was flying very high over the houses. I was so heartbroken
that I could not go to work and my husband had to stay home with me that