Kona, my Alexandrine parakeet, escaped while we were out yesterday. I don't understand how, everything was shut, but I don't even want to consider that at the moment. He's previously done a bit of escaping from a closed room and ended up in my bedroom, regardless of doors being shut. Very
strange! I would not have known until this morning had it been for my neighbours note she posted. It says "Hi, your green parrot escaped! Saw it at 8pm on the sky dish but it flew away". Obviously I went into mass panic and woke all of the birds up (I'd gotten back fairly late) to see which green parrot she meant. It could have been one of many. But as it turned out, it was Kona
I frantically posted a LOST ad on preloved and just about anywhere on Facebook, begging people to share it. I also used Parrot Alert. I stayed up until stupid o'clock in the morning asking everybody to help me. I tried many groups and pages on Facebook as well as getting my friends to spread the word and what amazed me was how many people actually helped! A lady asked me if I would post on a page as many people would see it so I did and shortly after she said that somebody posted 3 hours ago that they had found a parrot. Obviously I went insane and sent them messages asking if they would get in touch with me, I also commented on the post too. Anything to get their attention. It was really early in the morning at this point though so I knew I'd be better off getting some sleep instead and just waking up as soon as the sun came out
First thing in the morning I got a phone call of the guy who posted the FOUND ad. Having seen the photos he said it was definitely my bird and if I could pick him up ASAP. I looked up on Google maps where I had to go and his road was literally opposite mine and the person who had him was his friend who lives around the corner from me! Literally a 60 second walk tops! I got there and saw him. He was being kept in a green house which obviously is going to be extremely detrimental to his health but on top of that they were growing tomatoes in there and as you should know, the plant is toxic
they told me that he had vomited a few times last night and this morning. They had also fed him wild bird seed and had given him water. I walked in there with my carrier to get him out and he stepped up and got straight in. They said he had flown to them. Had I not recall trained him I know he wouldn't have had the confidence to do that so I'm pretty darn happy with my self when it comes to how he managed to get to them!
Apparently loads of people had been contacting the guy was the found ad saying it was their bird and would he describe it to them. So thanks a lot to all of the scammers out there who were willing to take my bird with no remorse. Loads kept saying "oh the owner won't come now so I'll take it in". Excuse me, 1. you want a free bird and 2. how would you even know that!? Urgh!!! Some people make me beyond angry, but the support I got since I posted about him has been wonderful and many people tried to help me. That's what matters. I am sending a thank you card to the people who found him!
As you can imagine, Kona wasn't looking too good. I rang my avian vet and said I was coming and he made some time for me. We got him some rehydration therapy and he will also be on antibiotics now for a week, as he also had a nasty cut on his leg. The cut I'm almost certain is from a cat, hence why I wanted antibiotics. Pasteurella can stay away from my birds! He's a little bit tired now but he's stuffed his face and continued to drink loads. Hopefully he will be okay now but he is to be monitored
What a horrible ordeal, but an amazing experience. Getting him back is just downright lucky and I'm so grateful so many people wanted to help me