Lost and Found Birds - Tips and Resources
Advice, guides and local help.
Finding a lost bird can be a difficult and stressful task, but with the help of Lost Pet Finders, it doesn’t have to be. Lost Pet Finders is a website dedicated to finding lost birds in Australia. Using the website, owners can take advantage of a wide range of effective free and paid features that make it easier to find lost birds.
One of the most useful features of Lost Pet Finders is the location-based Lost & Found Pet Page. This page exposes lost and found birds to thousands of people who check the website each day, including various pet professionals, such as vets, increasing the chances of the bird being found quickly. Owners can also take advantage of free Lost Bird Flyers, which are a great way to spread awareness about the lost bird and contain the owner’s phone number for people to save. It's quick and easy to register a lost bird. More on lost and found birds near me.
Lost Pet Finders also has a Pet Radar tool which examines found bird reports to determine if any potential matches exist. This is a great way to narrow down the search and find the lost bird quickly. Additionally, the website has a Facebook Boost feature which allows owners to reach out to Facebook users beyond their friend circle. This helps to make sure the word is spread quickly and efficiently.
"Great service. LPF quickly reunited Rocket with his owners Alan and Greg. With a helping hand from Simona as a foster carer for his one night away."
Jane - Coolbinia WA
Lost Pet Finders also offers an emergency alerting service called Pet Alerts. This service can canvass a radius around the area the bird was lost, sending out alerts to pet professionals, private members of the website, and even people in the area who are not members of Lost Pet Finders. This is an easy way to spread the word about the lost bird and increase the chances of it being found.
The website also provides resources such as a Bird Finding Guide and daily support and advice emails for owners who are unsure of how to start their search. This is a great way to get the help owners need to find their lost bird.
Perhaps one of the most inspiring features of Lost Pet Finders is its Reunited Pets page, which showcases some of the amazing stories of lost birds being reunited with their owners. This page is a great reminder of the power of Lost Pet Finders and the hope of being reunited with a lost pet.
Overall, Lost Pet Finders is a great website for anyone who has lost a bird. With its wide range of effective free and paid features, owners are sure to increase their chances of finding their lost bird. The website is easy to use and provides owners with helpful resources, giving them the best chance of finding their lost bird.
Things to be aware of when looking for your bird
Warning: Some of the member feedback below may be upsetting but we think it is best that you are as informed as possible
- Unless the person is a bird lover they may not know how to contain and look after a found bird, so they will try and pass it on to someone who does
- It may take a while for your bird to get comfortable with the finder and start saying the things it can be identified by
- Most councils do not have a holding facility for found birds
- If a family falls in love with your bird it will be harder to get it back
If you bird is microchipped
- Many people do not know that a bird can be scanned for a microchip
- Microchips help but do not guarantee that you will get your bird back, they can fail, migrate and can be removed
- Vets are not obligated to scan for a microchip and not all of them have access to the multitude of microchip databases
- Members have reported that microchip registries do not always share information with each other, and as a result, pets have been re-homed with an up to date microchip
- Animal rescue organisations may not verify chip details for surrendered bird
WHAT TO DO?
- Do not rely on microchips completely, but make sure your chip details are up to date using our help page asap
- Keep your physical search up, keep posting flyers everywhere you can and doing letter drops to neighbours mailboxes
- Do not trust phone descriptions, they can very dramatically, and no one knows your dog better than you
- Look at bird for sale or adoption as well as found ones when browsing the net
- Do not miss vital information, right now check your email Spam/Junk box again and your 'Message Requests' on Facebook just in case
Fortunately there are lots of good people out there that want to help. Many will go the extra mile to make sure your bird is safe and well, and will try everything for you and your bird to get reunited asap. Stay positive, but do not fully rely on the system to bring you your bird back. Keep searching!