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Xandir update

First I want to say that I never take my birds outside unless in a carrier. Xandir is harness/leash trained but I donít have one yet. He got out when he crashed into a window screen and the screen popped out.

As you know a friend and I have been posting fliers. Well, for some stupid reason I didnít even think to post any on my own street. I live on a long dead end so yesterday morning before work I put 2 at the beginning of my street. One on each side so you could see one or the other depending on if you were making a right or left turn onto the street.

This morning just after leaving for work (I got about 5 or 6 blocks) my cell phone rang. It was a local number so I answered it even though I was driving. It was a young boy and he asked if I lost a gray bird with a red tail because they have him. It turned out they live on my street just about 2 Ĺ blocks down.

I turned around and headed to their house. As I made the right turn onto my street I noticed the flier on the fence was gone. So it seems that if I had posted fliers on my street to begin with I might have had him home sooner. But I was so happy to see him I didnít think to ask how long they had him. They did, however, have him long enough to have bought a bag of bird seed for AGĒs.

I told the kids (2 boys and a girl) that I would give them a cash reward for finding and taking care of Xandir for me. So when I do that Iíll ask how long the had him.

When I got home from work Xandir wouldnít stop begging to be fed. I donít doubt that he was hungry but I figured more than that he needed to feel safe and to know he would be taken care of. So even though he shouldnít have formula (because of the vitamin D overdose) I fed him all he wanted. He was so tired that once he was full and content he couldnít keep his eyes open.

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Awww thats so good! Glad he made it through his little adventure no worse for wear!



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I'm so glad he's safe and home Kim
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Wow! I'm so happy he's home safe! That's so lucky definitely take him out on a harness. I'm sure he will love it!

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I was so relieved to hear you've found him.
For some reason we always think they've gone miles when they might be next door!
I've caught 2 tiels and a rosella before now.
The tiels were returned but I never found the rosellas owner.
I bet you've secured that screen door now!

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That's a wonderful ending to this story, I'm so happy that you found him.



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Thank god you found him I'm so happy he's home

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That is excellent news, so glad he is back home.



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Thank you everyone.

He has a few marks/scratches on his beak and his tail feathers are a bit beat up, but he's doing great. Eating, pooping, playing...... The tail feathers might be because they had him in a really small cage, I'm sure it's all they had.

On a couple of yahoo email groups it was mentioned that I should take him to the vet because of what he may have been exposed to, even just parasites, I'm glad they said something because I don't think I would have thought of it. So he will be going to the vet.

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I'm curious to know how long they had him. Thank goodness he was found. I like when these stories have happy endings.
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yay ! lovely end to a scary story

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I won't have any $$ to give them until this weekend (get paid Friday) but I hope to speak with them before then so I can get more details. :O)

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Oh that's great!!!!! I'm so happy for you!


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Thank you everyone. He's doing really well. :O)

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im soo glad he is home! you must be so relieved!


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