Lost Birds

Lost Pet Finders is an organisation dedicated to the recovery of lost or missing companion birds. We have grown to become one of the largest bird repatriation sites in Australia.

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Budgies, cockatiels, parrots, lorikeets and lovebirds, but also pigeons and doves, ducks and chickens - we find them all!

Losing a pet bird can be a heartbreaking experience

Particularly in Australia, where birds are an integral part of the ecosystem. In Australia, there are a wide variety of birds that are kept as pets, from small parakeets to large macaws. Unfortunately, some of these birds escape or are stolen, leaving their owners distraught and in search of their beloved bird.

The first thing an owner should do

If their pet bird has gone missing is to get the word out as quickly as possible. Posting flyers in the neighbourhood, alerting local veterinarians, and even enlisting the help of neighbours can all be helpful in finding the bird. Social media can also be a great resource, as it allows the owner to reach a wide audience quickly.

It is imperative that owners take the necessary steps to ensure its safe return. While it may take some time and effort, the reward of having a beloved pet back in its home is incomparable.

Lost Cockatiel returned home

"Sparky’s a young male cockatiel and beloved family pet to our 4 young kiddos and me. He sings pop goes the wheel and has various shorts phrases including ‘hello Sparky!’ ‘Watcha doin?’ ‘Good boy, Sparky!’ ‘Night night sparky’ ‘scritch scritch’ and ‘you ok?’. It was so reassuring to know others were looking for our boy along with us. Thank you"

Sarah - Berala, NSW

It is important for pet owners to be aware of the risks associated with owning a bird, and to take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their pet. This includes providing appropriate housing and safety features such as proper locks and secure enclosures. It is also important to be vigilant about the bird's whereabouts, as even the most responsible pet owners can still have their bird go missing.

In addition to taking steps to protect pet birds, it is also important for bird owners to be aware of the organisations that are available to help reunite lost birds with their owners. These include Lost Pet Finders, which is a free national online register that helps to reunite lost birds with their owners, as well as providing advice and support to bird owners.

Lastly, owners should always remember that their bird may have been found by a Good Samaritan, they may not know who the rightful owner is. Therefore, it is important to keep all documentation of the bird up to date, including registration papers, vet documents, and photos.


How to find a lost bird

Register Your Lost Bird

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