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    How to find a lost parrot

    ArticleParrot AdviceMonday 27 May 2013
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    Losing your parrot can be deeply distressing and also a nightmare that has come true. Thankfully there are a number of practical steps to a) prevent this from happening and b) to help find your bird.
     
    Prevention
    First of all to prevent your parrot from going missing you want to make sure their cage is secure. This is especially important if you have bought a used cage as the condition of it may be poor with loose wiring and other defects. You also want to be sure that the room the cage is in is secure. Parrots will instantly seek the outdoors so make sure there are no gaps in windows, spaces to go to other rooms and anything else that a small parrot can fly through.
     
    Finding your parrot
    If the inevitable has already happened and you have lost your parrot then do not panic. There is still a lot you can do.
    • Make sure the cage is a welcoming place home. Provide it with all your parrots favourite food and toys, and then call out its name. You never know, this just may work and your parrot may return seeking its natural home. It could literally be less than a few metres away hiding in the garden or very closeby.
    • Try searching the Internet for recordings of your parrot on Youtube and similar sites. As crazy as this may seem if you start playing them, then your parrot may come back if they are close by to investigate the new “arrival”.
    • Try doing the age old technique of posting Lost Parrot signs in the neighbourhood. Try to post these across your neighbourhood as soon as possible as the longer you wait, the further your parrot can fly. If you have the funds available then try and provide an award for the safe return of your parrot. This could entice people to look for it.
    • Check local wildlife centres and the local shelters. It could be that you parrot has been found and captured and is in one of these organisations being looked after. Remember, birds can travel huge distances so remember to contact as many shelters nearby as possible.
    • Use the Internet to report your lost parrot. There are many websites where you can report lost pets and also share the news with your friends on social media network sites like Facebook and Twitter in the hopes that someone somewhere will have some helpful news for you.
    We wish you the best of luck in finding your lost parrot. 
     
    Source: Wikihow
     
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