How To Find A Lost Bird
Follow our step by step guide to find your lost bird.
If your bird is nearby it will almost always make noises that can be heard, giving direction to look in
Get A Mate To Help
Does your bird have a mate or a partner? Taking another bird out to the area may also help, especially if the other bird is a noisy friend
If you spot your bird in a tree it most likely wants to get to you but is too frightened or doesn't know how. Continue calling calmly and soothingly to the bird
If You Suspect Your Bird Has Been Stolen
Do not let suspicion of theft limit your search options. If you have proof, contact the local Police
Make Yourself Easy To Reach
Make sure your phone is charged and handy at all times for incoming calls. Check your email SPAM or JUNK box as often as your inbox, vital information can end up there
Search At Dusk And Dawn
The best time for it is morning and late afternoon/evening. These are the most likely times that your bird will come to you
Select Print Flyer under your bird's image. Place them around the area including your neighbours’ mailboxes, local supermarkets, schools, parks, shops, clubs, etc
Leave The Cage And Food Outside
Put food and a familiar cage out where it can be seen by the bird
"A kind family found him at Blackrock playground and sent him the Blackrock animal hospital, the doctor searched online and found the post, and called me to check if it was our baby. Yes! We got reunited a day after he was missing! Thank you so much."
Heng - Mentone VIC
Throw Bird Seeds
Throw bird seeds or pellets on top of the roof of your house, on cars, picnic tables, deck, or any place else that is visible. Your bird may land there, see you, and fly back
Follow Up With Vets
Call your local vet and make sure they have a record of your lost bird. Call as many other local vets as possible or issue them a Pet Alert
Talk to Neighbours
Not everyone knows what to do with a found bird or the ability to take it to a vet or a pound. Let people know you are actively looking for your bird by door-knocking or issuing a Pet Alert
File A Lost Report With Council
Call your council and find out if they accept lost bird reports. Make sure they have your current contact details on file
Visit The Pound Or Rescue In Person
If your pound or rescue accepts found birds, do not rely on descriptions given over the phone, online, pictures or microchips, visit them in person
Update Microchip Details
If your bird is microchipped, most microchipping companies encourage people to flag their bird as missing on their database.
Post On Social Media
We post to Meta (Facebook) once your pet is registered with us. Take advantage of facebook BOOSTING to increase the exposure even further
Share You Post Far And Wide
Share your post to as many local communities as you can. We have a list of lost and found pet pages you can share to.
Keep Checking Lost And Found
Someone may post your bird on our LOST & FOUND page so make sure check regularly. Our Pet Radar will also alert you of a match within your search radius.
Most importantly - The "Secret" to finding any lost bird is to let as many people know as soon as possible.
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