Post by Carl in Florida on Jul 26, 2020 9:09:00 GMT -5
Our dog ran out the front door, and my wife chased after him, not realizing Cookie was on her shoulder. He freaked out once outside and flew off. behind our house and towards the everglades, which are RIGHT behind our house. Its been 4 days now, we have searched high and low, and no sight or sound of him at all. Its horrible, not knowing what happened or where he is. I put up posts on Parrot 911 and NextDoor, so far nothing. Not giving up hope but we are realistic and its fading. We did try the cage outside but nothing. One possibly good thing for him, is that there are flocks of Quakers locally, and in the past 2 days they have overflown our are a couple times. I am hoping if we don't find him at least he may hook up with them. We would have clipped his wings but wanted him to be able to get away from our dog. Please be careful with your little guys.
Sorry to hear about your Cookie taking off. It's extremely easy to forget just one thing when parrots are involved - I have been outside with our Bonnie on my shoulder without realising, and so has my husband and my sister. So don't be too hard on your wife...
It is an awful feeling when your parrot flies off - I know, as Bonnie freaked out one day in her cage, I went to check on her and opened the cage door, forgetting the back door was wide open (I had been outside). And VOOM! she flew out. Luckily I could hear her squawking and climbed up the neighbour's tree (6 metres plus) to get her.
I guess it's hard because the bird has never seen what the house looks like from above, so has no reference point to return.
I would keep the cage visible outside with some nice treats inside and maybe any items Cookie particularly likes nearby.