How To Find Your Lost Bird
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If your bird is nearby it will almost always make noises that can be heard, giving direction to look in
GET A MATE TO HELP
Does your bird have a mate or a partner? Taking another bird out to the area may also help, especially if the other bird is a noisy friend
If you finally spotted your bird in a tree it most likely wants to get to you but is too frightened or doesn't know how. Continue calling calmly and soothingly to the bird
IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR BIRD HAS BEEN STOLEN
do not let suspicion of theft limit your search options. If you have proof, contact the local Police.
MAKE YOURSELF EASY TO REACH
Make sure your phone is charged and handy at all times for incoming calls. Check your email SPAM or JUNK box as often as your inbox, vital information can end up there.
SEARCH AT DUSK AND DAWN
Best times for it is morning and late afternoon/evening. These are the most likely times that the bird will come to you
Click here and then 'Print Flyer' under your bird's image. Place them around the area including your neighbours’ mailboxes, local supermarkets, schools, parks, shops, clubs and etc
LEAVE THE CAGE AND FOOD OUTSIDE
Put a familiar cage and food out where it can be seen by the bird
THROW BIRD SEEDS
Throw bird seeds or pellets on top of the roof of you house, on cars, picnic tables, deck or any place else that is clearly visible. Your bird may land there, see you and fly back to you
FOLLOW UP WITH VETS
Call your local vet and make sure that they have a record of your lost bird. Call as many other local vets as you can or target them with a Pet Alert.
Not everyone knows what to do with a found bird and has the means to take it to a vet or a pound. Let people know you are actively looking for your bird by door knocking or targeting them with a Pet Alert.
FILE LOST REPORT WITH COUNCIL
Call your council and find out if they accept lost bird reports. Make sure they have your current contact details on file.
VISIT THE POUND IN PERSON!
If your pound accepts found birds, do not rely on phone, online descriptions, pictures or microchips, visit them in person.
UPDATE MICROCHIP DETAILS
If your bird is microchipped, call the vet that helped you register your microchip in the past. For more information on microchips click here.
POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Request your facebook post on our wall via Contact Us or issue a Pet Alert to take advantage of the facebook BOOST to increase the exposure even further.
SHARE YOUR POST FAR AND WIDE
Share your post to as many local communities as you can. Click here for the list of places you can share your post to.
KEEP CHECKING LOST & FOUND
Very often people will post your bird on LPF's LOST & FOUND when they find it. Make sure you do not miss it.
Most importantly - The "Secret" to finding any lost bird is to let as many people and pet professionals know as soon as possible about its disappearance. Let us help you!
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