When the warmer weather arrives, windows are open, doors are open too, remember you have a bird so please check and double check that doors and windows are closed before you let your beloved bird out....... BUT if your parrot escapes or you find one, what would you do? Well here's a few things that you can do to help you find your bird or reunite a found bird.
Contact Parrot Alert at www.parrotalert.com. They have a national database for lost and found birds. Also make posters advertising your lost bird with a description, picture and contact information. Offer a REWARD. You do not need to advertise reward amounts, but keep in BOLD LARGE letters. Supply the posters to neighbours, pet stores, veterinarians, shelters etcetera as soon as possible. Hang them on telephone poles, Lamp posts at stop lights etcetera
Contact your local vets, pet shops, SSPCA, radio stations, local newspapers, local schools etcetera. You need to get the word out there that your bird is missing. Use social media and ask your friends to share your Facebook status regarding your bird, you'll be surprised how many friends of friends will share for you and also keep their eyes and ears open for sightings.
Remember parrots will often fly up and away when spooked to hide in the safety of a tree and remain quiet as not to be seen. Many companion parrots do not have the flying skills to fly down to their owners even if they are spotted. Often, they are so scared and confused by their surroundings that they are unable to find their way home, even if they wanted to.