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Hi Cathy. Oh no, I'm so sorry this happened. You are off to a good start trying to lure him back that way. Just be very careful about having her outside unless she is in a carrier or cage and even if she is, do not turn your back on her. There are lot of things you can do. I'm going to give you a copy of the information I keep on my own parrot website. You should take all of the steps that are suggested. Don't leave any out because you never know which one will work. But most of all, don't give up. I hope this will be helpful and I will be keeping all my fingers crossed that you soon have him back, safe and sound. Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with. Best of luck. Patricia
Tips for Finding a Lost Parrot
Losing your parrot can be a devastating experience. Unlike a dog or cat who may roam the (usually familiar) streets wearing a collar with a tag, parrots often fly up and away to hide in the safety of a tree's high branches. Often, they are so scared and confused by their surroundings that they are unable to find their way home, even if they wanted to. Here is a few tips for getting your bird back.
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Yes, definitely. This applies to any escaped pet bird. Your Cockatiel is a parrot, just as much as the really big Macaws. The truth probably is, some of it may work even better with Tiels because they are usually very bonded, either with their mate or with their human and can be more desparate to get back than, for example, a large Macaw who might not have quite that same bond. Of course that also can make them more susceptible to allowing a stranger to approach them, take them home, purchase a cage and you never see the bird again. That's the purpose of offering a reward and/or telling the little fib about it needing medication. You have to hope that one or both of those things will prompt a finder to try to get the bird back to it's rightful owner.