Monday, April 19, 2010

POLLY WANT A CRACKER???



So Friday afternoon, Terry was home early and I asked him if he could pick the kids up from school so I could finish packing for our weekend stay in Chapin with my mom. After he had left the house was quiet, no noise. Josiah was in bed and the tv was off. So I go down stairs to get something. And while I am standing in the living room I hear this really LOUD noise. My first thought, a child crying but then I remembered my kids were still at school and my youngest was fast asleep. So then I start listening again and my second tought was Nellie. Oh no, she is outside. So I had this horrible thought of her being hurt in the back yard and I was pretty scared what I was going to find when I got to the back yard.  (As I am thinking all this, the noise continues-very LOUD).  So I go outside and here comes Nellie running to me and happy and healthy as ever but the noise continues. So now I am totally confused. At this point, Nellie runs back to where she came from around the corner. So I walk over there and find a beautiful white parrot. I could not believe it. So I immediately take Nellie in and go back to see if the parrot is hurt. But he/she looks fine.  I had no idea what I should do, so I call my neighbor Marlene because she is home and she has had birds before so maybe she knows what to do. When I call her and tell her there is a parrot in my back yard she starts laughing!!! So she walks over and in the mean time the bird had walked over to the fence and climbed up on it. I guess whomever this bird belongs to they had clipped her wings.  She then climbs over to the other side and walks over to the water and starts drinking like crazy. I guess the bird must have been out for a while now and was dehydrated.
So we needed to come up with a plan, I was not going to leave this bird out in the wild-since she could not fly. And I am sure somebody is missing this bird. A friend of mine told me that it is probably about a $1400. So now what, what are we going to put it in? My other neighbor luckily had a little doggy carrier. So with a lot of gentle pushing the bird went in and we locked the door. So then we started calling different vets offices. The funny thing is.... they don't take "lost" animals! So we ended up finding somebody who is willing to take care of it for about 2 week and then we need to decide on what we are going to do with it. I put signs up all around the neighborhood and also put signs up at the Local Piggly Wiggly so we will see if we get any calls. I really hope we do. I hope who ever lost this bird will see my signs and call us. I know those people are probably very upset that they lost it. I would be very surprised if they let it go on purpose. I mean, not every body gets rid of a $1400 bird. I think it is beautiful but I can't talk Terry into keeping it. I think I would if he gave me the ok. It took me almost 10 years to convince him to get a dog!!! Anyway, here are some pictures of the beautiful bird! And Terry, if you read this... and you change your mind, let me know:) Luzze ya!!!

12 comments:

Billie said...

I'll ask Gerry if he wants it. He use to have them growing up. I'll let you know BUT hope the owner does call.

Sheri said...

I know a guy around here that does Bird rescues for that specific breed. Let me know if you want me to try and get in touch with him! He's really good with them.

Tirzah said...

that is an amazing story! It looks really healthy from here. I bet the kids thought it was very cool :)

Brantley said...

It sounds like the bird has adopted you, whether or not you want to keep it! What a great story.

Jess said...

oh my sakes! that is unreal! I can't imagine walking out into my backyard and seeing a parrot! That is so random and hilarious! Thanks for sharing the story and the pics... what a pretty bird... hope it's family is able to locate it!

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Cazzie!!! said...

Wow, he looks remarkably like our native Australian Cockatoo...only he is missing his yellow crest of feathers! Does he talk?

Cazzie!!! said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to say, they are damned noisy...and they do mimic humans..even babies crying...and you can teach them to talk and dance...and they bite real hard too!

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