REUNITED OF THE DAY: Charlie the sulphur-crested cockatoo parrot lost in Sydney NSW Friday 18 May 2018 @ 13:00
REUNITED OF THE DAY: Charlie the sulphur-crested cockatoo parrot lost in Sydney NSW
"Charlie came into my house when my daughter brought him home unexpectedly. Oh not another animal to look after! He had the intellect of a two-year-old child and he very quickly became my two year old.
He warmed to me after a short standoff....being a couple of nasty pecks and ear-piercing screeches to stay away. The owner-breeder stated he was a year old male and already was saying ‘Hello Charlie’. Now he barks when the dogs bark. He tells them ‘Naughty” when they get too noisy and he likes to play and say ‘Peekaboo”. “Whatchadoing’ is one of his favourite words. On a rare special occasion for me, he will call my name. We often had intimate moments where we would kiss and declare our love for each other. He would whisper back squeaking ‘”I love you”’
About seven weeks ago he had a terrible accident where he pierced his bottom beak on the wire holding a seed bell and he was hanging with the wire protruding from his throat. Thankfully I heard his gut wrenching screams and a pair of pliers were handy so I managed to cut him loose and with help hold him to remove the wire. He recovered well and we have an even stronger bond.
Charlie is an escape artist. His wings had been cut but obviously not correctly so he could fly of sorts and on two escapes I was able to coax him down from a tree.
He would remove the wire bars from his cage and I found that he could maneuver the cage catch so it was decided to get a sturdy aviary for him...one designed for Macaws and other big birds.
I had to go into hospital for a spinal fusion and I was told on the first night that he had flown off again but he was hanging around the place and even had spent time visiting our neighbour’s old Cockatoo about half a kilometre away.
As I was the only person he allowed to touch him I knew he would have to wait until I got home from hospital .....certainly making me recover fast from the operation..
I hope you are not going to climb a tree was the discharging nurses concern?
I arrived home to be greeted by ‘whatchadooing’ his voice way up high in one of our casuarina trees.
For the following four or five days, he circled our property and our neighbours had to be tolerant as I constantly called to him to ensure he knew where l was and to entice him home with a promise of a big new aviary and I would get him a friend. I was concerned now as he may not be getting enough food and water and he had had to weather a bad storm. The nights were getting colder.
It was very disheartening when I could not hear him call back. There were other wild Cockatoos in the area I feared that he had venture away and I had lost him forever.
I left a flyer at our local shops and looked to advertise my lost friend on the internet. He had not been heard of for four days day and had been flying around since the 22n April he could be weak and stressed.
I found the LPF website quickly and without hesitating, I registered my lost buddy.
Within a short time, I had posts stating that there was a found cockatoo advertised and I had a pensive wait until the next morning when I contact the Sydney Veterinary Hospital at Kellyville – they had a cockatoo that someone had handed to them.
Was this cockatoo talking so that I could be sure it was him. ‘’No! Kellie said. “He has not said anything however come on in and have a look if it is your cockatoo”.
I drove to the veterinary hospital telling myself the odds are fairly good but not to be disappointed if this bird is not Charlie. He was found in a drain, coaxed out and caught before he could fly off again by come cleaver concerned person.
I arrived at the hospital wondering how to describe a sulphur crested cockatoo when they are all so similar. I wonder whether he had a scar at the base of his beak and throat that would identify him.
I arrived and spoke to the lovely veterinary nurse and she asked me to come to the back. As I approached I called out to Charlie hoping to hear his eager hello back. No call... I had a look in a cage and I saw a cockatoo with his cocky comb in full flare looking down at me. I was told that this is the most interest he has shown since they have had him. I would know as soon as the cage is opened as they
claim he was very stand-offish with everyone.
The cage was opened and he immediately leaned forward for my kisses and cuddles. Shortly after thanking everyone we were in the car heading home At the back door I heard him say “hello Charlie’.
He is still a bit quiet and sooky and sits quietly on the back of my chair eating a piece of apple while I write this. Oh, Charlie what a mess! He will stay inside until his new escape proof aviary is fully built." - Monika
REUNION OF THE DAY: Spikey the cockatiel from Adelaide SA Tuesday 15 May 2018 @ 13:00
REUNION OF THE DAY: Spikey the cockatiel from Adelaide SA
"Thanks so much to Pet Finders. After 48 hours of Spikey being missing and absolutely awful weather today I didn’t think Spikey stood a chance..... and then I get a call from a wonderful lady named Beth. She came home today to find Spikey sitting on her husbands head, which is one of Spikey’s favourite things to do, so I just knew it was her. Fortunately Beth got straight onto Lost Pet Finders and contacted me. Thanks so much - we have a very happy household again x" - Sascha
REUNION OF THE DAY: Benny the Eclectus Parrot from Townsville QLD Monday 30 April 2018 @ 13:00
REUNION OF THE DAY: Benny the Eclectus Parrot from Townsville QLD
"My very cheeky Eclectus parrot made his way home around 8am 2 days after he escaped. They were the longest days I have ever had.
I spent the whole day on the 19th searching high and low, walking in the bush, riding a quad, doing laps of our suburb, sending out flyers, I paid to send out the sms, email and automated phone call.
When I returned to work I was relieved to get a phone call that he had flew straight into the tree at the house across the road from me!
I’m so thankful for my friends and family who helped me search, shared my post and sent messages of support.
They are amazing and such smart animals and I knew he would survive I just had to stay positive and know that all I had done in the first 24hours were enough!
Kind regards, Happily reunited owner of Benny!" - Stephanie
REUNION STORY OF THE DAY: Max the Eclectus Parrot from Sydney NSW Monday 23 April 2018 @ 13:00
REUNION STORY OF THE DAY: Max the Eclectus
"Thank you once again. It was such a good feeling to have my Max back and for this I thank each an everyone who took their time to post and share on Facebook. I can’t believe there are still such kind human beings on this earth.
I got to know about Max as one lady inform me about the post on Facebook regarding she handed my lost bird to the lady from where I got my max as she too lost her bird and she thought Max was her bird.
When she found out that it was not her bird she posted on Facebook again that she found the bird. After that everyone whoever seen that post started sending messages to me. Even Kellyville pets send me the link and I found this lady with whom my bird was in her care.
I contact her from Las Vegas as I was on holiday but she was kind to respond us but we had a hard time to convince her that it is our bird. The strange thing was that she already gave this bird to someone who claimed my bird as her. After giving her evidence she finally agreed with us and took our bird from the one who took it from her and rest is the history.
When we lose my bird my family was so upset as he has been with us for three years and we are so used with him. The day he flew away I put him outside the cage in the evening but after some time he was missing. We found his missing after we checked our CCTV camera.
As soon as he flew away I posted on Facebook and on many websites but I did not get any response from anyone. After that, I went to the USA on holiday but my bird’s memory was still haunting me so on holiday I registered on your website that is Lostpetfinders and after that, within few days I found my Bird.
What I want to say to all pet lovers is that never lose hope but still never stop trying to find them and of course try to register on Lostpetfinders as it helped me find my bird back." - Radha
REUNION STORY OF THE DAY: Jazzy the Indian Ringneck from Gold Coast QLD Saturday 21 April 2018 @ 13:00
REUNION STORY OF THE DAY: Jazzy
"A lady called me on saturday after seeing one of my good old fashioned poster. The lady did not use social media and had no idea who to call so waited for someone to come knocking. It was only luck with that she drove a different way to work that day and saw it on a street corner.
When i walked in and called jazzy he almost screamed kept calling out... we both got quite teary as jazzy obviously knew who i was. He was so happy to be home that night and teko his buddy was glad to see him too!
The lady would not accept the reward so i returned with a gift and some champagne. I really thought i wouldn't see him again but am glad i covered all media especially posters" - Kathryn
REUNION STORY OF THE DAY: Jesus the lost cockatiel from Brisbane QLD Thursday 19 April 2018 @ 13:00
"Little Jesus was in a tree across a creek out back, my Mrs spotted him from our bedroom window at about 6.30am. Just a white speck off in the distance. I went and looked sure enough it was him.
Was a bit scared would not come when called I had to climb tree to get him. hes been very affectionate since his return. hes a little worse for wear missing a few feathers but ok." - Steve