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It's a Miracle!

Sat when I was not home, my bf opened the door to let the dog in and just that fast Axel flew out the door. It is cold here in MN. I rushed home and we both drove around for hours looking for him. I don't think that a man could have felt worse! I pretty much gave up on him. I figured that I would never see him again. But we left messages at the human society and police station just in case. 24 hours later the police called that a woman had my bird. I couldn't even believe it! Bf rushed over to get him. He came home and ate, drank, and slept. We had him in to the vet today and he received a clean bill of health. We got lucky! This is why my birds will always have their wings clipped from now on.

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Oh my, I'm so glad you got him back safely.
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wow! That was so lucky! Good on your for notifying people though!
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Oh thank GOD! That lady was wonderful to call in that she found a bird, and not just keep it for herself! Accidents can happen SO fast, so yes, clipped wings are best for us too!

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Oh my gosh I'm so glad everything is okay!!! Pardon me for sounding rude, but which bird is Axel? My iPod won't show siggys

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wow thats great that he was found !!!


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Axel is my white cap pionus. None of my pionus have ever taken off from the top of their cage or the playstand. Axel flew through 3 rooms, the porch, and out the door. He was found 4 blocks away. She got out of her car and heard a noise and looked over and saw him. She walked over and asked if he wanted up and he stepped on to her hand. She was feeding him Ritz crackers when bf got there.

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I'm just happy for you guys, we've lost a dog when my sister was visiting and she and her son are not used to be around dogs so my nephew left the garden door open and our dog ran away and we found him dead 10 days later we have not recovered as of today so all our birds get their wings clipped just in case. Is really hard when things like this happen so again I'm happy for y'all.
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I don't think there is any sweeter moment than when you first see the one that's been missing. I'm so glad you got Axel back, and none the worse for wear. Truly amazing.

I had a Maximillian pionus that did the same "oh, I don't ever fly, don't worry" thing with me too. The first time he even seemed to remember he had wings, I had taken him to the bird store to be clipped, ironically, and he leaped off my hand, lapped the store a couple of times, then headed for the front door just as a customer came in. And then he missed the door. He hit the glass OVER the door with a terrific crash and fell direction onto the terrified, screaming customer who fled right back outside, shedding my dazed (and fortunately unharmed) bird in the process. We were not popular with anybody, including the store owner, for quite a while.

Clipped is good. Sleep well, Axel, and you too, Sally!

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All I can say is... I am soooo happy for you all!!!
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That is so awsome that you got him back!
The other day I was trying to get in the house but I had my son in his car seat, a diaper bag, my gym bag, and was fumbling with my keys to get in the door when my Fiance, Mike, came and opened the door for me because he heard me and he had Hermes on his shoulder (who is fully flighted) and I almost panicked thinking he was going to fly away out the door!
Thank GOD that he didn't!! Mike is glad I didn't ream him out.....

Hopefully you don't have any more close calls in the future!



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I'm happy you have her back
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Wow that is a miracle,
That guy on you tube who lost his grey, have you seen that.
He blames bird tricks for saying its easy to fly your birds outdoors.
I have Bob fully flighted but the kids are under pain of death!
I'm full on military mum with somethings and I tell them exactly what will happen to Bob.
They don't like this idea, besides they've seen him bite so don't want him chasing them!
Thank goodness that lady knew what she was doing!

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It's always easier to blame somebody else.

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This story totally confirms my decision to clip my birds wings. I haven't been but I have had a parrotlet die from hitting a wall and have really been feeling like I'd rather be safe and clip their wings. Now after hearing your story, I'm sure. I'm so glad you got him back
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BirdTricks have ALWAYS said NEVER to fly your bird without the supervision of a proffessional! I blame the person for not knowing what they were doing Poor bird.

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