Finding A Lost Bird
Has your bird escaped? Let us help you find it
Birds can travel long distances within the first few hours of escaping therefore time is of the essence. It is very hard to say when they will get tired and stop to have rest. When hungry, they tend to approach people for food, speak (if they can) and act pretty friendly. When found, birds can be quite tricky to capture and transport to a pound or vet, however many pounds keep stressing that many domestic birds are brought in every day, and the owners are encouraged to come in and have a look.
Concentrate on covering wider areas. Expand the Pet Network radius (BLUE CIRCLE) as far as the budget allows you. This way you will cover the larger number of Pet Professionals making sure that even the most distant ones know about your bird, which is especially important if your bird has no means of identification on it. If you are tight on budget, we would recommend investing all of it into the Pet Network rather than the General Public (RED CIRCLE).
Do not rely on phone conversations with your pound. Go there regularly to see the pets for yourself. Verbal descriptions can be very misleading especially when it comes to birds.
Make lost bird posters and put them up in public places including parks where there is lots of trees and that have regular visitors that may be approached by your bird. Ask if you can put your poster up at your local school, as kids love to be helpful with finding lost animals. Notify all of your immediate neighbours that your bird has gone missing.
If your bird is microchipped, along with sending an alert you need to contact one of the following organisations so they can flag your bird as lost.
- National Pet Register - www.petregister.com.au - 1300 734 738
- Australasian Animal Registry - www.aar.org.au - 02 9704 1450
- NSW Companion Animals Register - www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au
- Central Animal Registry - www.car.com.au - 03 9706 3187
- HomeSafeID - www.homesafeid.com - 1300 537 140
- Petsafe - www.petsafe.com.au - 02 8850 6800
You are not alone, there are many people willing to help you.
You might also be interested in:
- Searching for a lost cat
- Searching for a lost dog
- Searching for a lost pet
- Check out our lost pet pounds
- Some important ANIMAL LEGISLATION in your state.
- LPF’s Top 10 Pet Finding Tips
- Microchips and Lost Pets
- Local Government Pounds and Rangers