How to Find Your Lost Bird
Find your lost bird fast with Lost Pet Finders
- It only takes a few minutes to place your lost bird details on the Australia's #1 LOST AND FOUND BIRD WEBSITE, and your lost bird can quickly become one of the hundreds of lucky birds that are found and reunited on the website thanks to a wide range of effective free and paid features.
- By displaying your lost bird on our location based interactive LOST & FOUND PET MAP you dramatically increase the chances of your bird being found quickly via exposing it to thousands of people checking the website every day, including various Pet Professionals, like Vets. All lost bird listings are free and have no time limit.
- Start spreading the word quickly by printing out our free LOST BIRD FLYERS immediately after registration. Our flyers have proven to be one of the most effective ways to raise awareness about lost birds locally. Their professional, clear and efficient layout makes it easy for people to tear off your phone number and save it for later.
- Your local LPF Facebook community is ready to provide support and be on the lookout as soon as they see your free instant FACEBOOK POST for your lost bird. We make sure that your post stands out and highlights the urgency, compelling more people to share your lost bird post.
- Review found bird reports with the help of our free PET RADAR tool! Any potential found bird matches are delivered to your email automatically saving you precious time and making sure you do not miss any found bird reports that could be a match.
- FACEBOOK BOOST allows you to reach out to Facebook users beyond your friend circle and the followers of any lost pet group or page. People just need to be located close to where your bird was lost to see your sponsored ad placed directly in their social media timelines.
- Our emergency alerting service - PET ALERTS - will help you canvass a radius around where your bird was lost. Get the word out immediately to local Pet Professionals (Vets, Pounds and more), private members of the website (who registered just like you) and even those in your area who have no membership with LPF but reside within the coverage area.
- Not sure how to start your search? We have developed an easy-to-follow BIRD FINDING GUIDE for you based on years of research and experience. Our daily support and advice emails will give you plenty of ideas on how to find your lost bird.
- Do birds get found? Yes, every day. You just need to have a look at some of our amazing lost bird reunion stories on our REUNITED PETS page.
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!
"This young couple kept hearing Mika meowing and when they went out, they found her on the roof of an elderly couple's house who lived on the street behind them. Luckily the elderly lady was part of the lost pet finders network and had received a call from your company notifying her of Mika so she recognized her and returned her to us. Thank you so much for your services! Worth every cent!"
Nishita & Mika
"Moët went looking for his owner on the 1st November only trouble was the fact she was in Bali. Moët walked from Fremantle to Murdoch as he lives in the East of Perth. We placed the Alert in Bali and within 30 mins he was sighted. we continually had hits for the next 4 hours after a 24 hour walk he was reunited with his sitter and his owner went on to have a great holiday."
Elizabeth & Moët
"I was so incredibly thrilled when I got my cat Tinky back. I loved how on your website there are so many questions to be answered as you and your team at lost pet finders want to guarantee us that are beloved pets will be brought home.
Kimmy & Tinky
"Lost pet finders was a great service and we would definitely use it again for any of our other pets. Without the the phone calls to our neighbour's it's possible Kostya wouldn't have made it back home. Thanks again for your help"
Leighton & Kostya