WELCOME TO 911 PARROT ALERT'S RESOURCES FOR LOST AND FOUND PARROTS. The purpose of this page is to equip and provide our viewers with the necessary tools and knowledge needed in order to reunite lost and found birds back with their families. 911 Parrot Alert has outlined some pertinent steps that should be taken in the event you have lost or found a bird which includes the following:
1. Search & Retrieve Protocol: The Search & Retrieve Protocol is an important document that will help aid and assist in your search for your missing bird. It provides guidance on what to do and how to search for your bird along with information for retrieving your bird once spotted. Please download, print and follow the instructions in the protocol.
If you find your bird in a tree, here are some helpful Retrieval Scenarios to help coax him/her down.
2. Nextdoor: Is a free social networking service that will allow you to connect with and alert your neighborhood of a lost or found bird. Please sign up and get an urgent lost or found message posted in your area to either nextdoor.com (USA), nextdoor.co.uk (UK), au.nextdoor.com (Australia), or goneighbour.org (Canada).
3. Database: It is important to list your lost or found bird in the databases provided as both owners and finders search these databases for lost or found birds. Please post your lost or found bird in 911 Parrot Alert's database and in the databases provided in the right hand column of this page.
4. Fliers: Fliers are an effective way to alert your neighborhood and community of a lost or found bird. These fliers can be used for Facebook, Instagram or any other online postings and can also be printed and distributed throughout your neighborhood. If you would like a flier created, there are flier forms that can be used located directly in the column to the right of this website.
5. Advertise: Please get a lost or found ad posted in both the 'lost and found' and 'pet' sections on Craigslist (USA), Craigslist & Kijiji (Canada) or Gumtree (UK, Australia, Africa, etc). The newspaper and local media could also be a helpful source in reaching out to people. The more people who are aware of your missing bird the better chance you have in being reunited.
6. Notify: If you have lost or found a bird, please notify local vets, shelters/animal control, rspca, and rescues in your area. Also, please register with and frequently check petharbor.com.
7. Please join 911 Parrot Alert's Facebook page for further help, guidance and support.
Additional Info If You Have Found A Bird:
1. Please consider having the bird scanned for a chip as there is a possibility the bird could be microchipped (budgies/parakeets are generally too small).
2. Please keep leg band / ring numbers private and confidential and do not disclose as this is the owner's proof of ownership.
3. Please DO NOT give a found bird to anyone who is not confirmed to be the owner. Birds are commonly targets of thefts or cons. If you need a foster, please contact an Admin for 911 Parrot Alert.
4. Here are some Questions that can be asked to potential owners and those who come forward for a found bird.
5. It is very important to hydrate found birds and not allow them to feast on dry food such as seeds and pellets as it could dehydrate them even more and make them ill. Please hydrate first with water and make sure they are drinking. You may offer fruits such as watermelon, cantaloupe, papaya, honey dew, apples, cherries, pomegranates, or offer berries such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. Please click on the link which provides ideas of healthy food choices that can be offered to birds.
6. If a found bird is injured or is fluffed up with wings drooping, this bird needs medical attention ASAP. Please know that delaying to get the bird care could result in its death
7. If a found bird was brought to you by a cat or other mammal or was scratched, bitten, attacked, please take the bird to the vet immediately for treatment. Bacteria found in the saliva and mouth of a mammal can be fatal. Cat bites should be considered the most dangerous as birds succumb to these type of injuries in a very short amount of time even if it seems minor. Attached are links to help locate an avian vet should you need one American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) or Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV).
The states and countries listed below provide additional ideas of facebook pages & groups where a lost or found bird can be posted. Some of these pages & groups listed may not be bird specific, but rather general lost and found pet pages in your area where a lost or found bird can still be posted.
Isle of Man
United Arab Emerites