Parrot ID- possible escaped pet?

To: storm <>
Subject: Parrot ID- possible escaped pet?
From: "Belinda Cassidy" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 16:48:10 +1000
We saw the Stunning Alexandrine again yesterday, feeding with a flock of
Rainbow and Scaly breasted Lorikeets in a fig tree. I'm still breath-taken!
We tried calling to it (using every `hello Cocky' and `whos a pretty boy'
type cliche we could think of, lol ), but it didn't come down to us. He was
curious though, and hopped down a few branches to check us out.  Maybe with
an apple and a few consistent days of telling him what a pretty boy he is,
we'd tame him, but he seems to be gone now. He gets hassled a lot by the
noisy minors, which wouldn't make the area too appealing.

I trawled through the online lost pet notices, hoping to come up with a
possible name for it and let the owners know we'd seen it. There have been
quite  a few lost Alexandrines in Brisbane. This one could have been lost
years ago, and the truth is I don't think 'd like to see it in a cage after
having been wild and free. It would be too cruel.


On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 1:33 PM, storm <> wrote:

> You could try and sell. Most buyers want a bird from a breeder, with a
> known
> age and history and so on.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Shute 
> Sent: Wednesday, 23 April 2008 1:24 PM
> To: storm; Belinda Cassidy; John Graff
> Cc: 
> Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] Parrot ID- possible escaped pet?
> I doubt finding a home would be difficult.  A quick Google search
> indicates that ringnecks are worth about $100 and alexandrines about 4
> times that.  Should be plenty of takers.
> Peter Shute
>  wrote on Wednesday, 23 April 2008
> 12:20 PM:
> > If you can catch the bird that would be a good thing - then
> > you are faced with the problem of re-homing however.
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