[CT Birds] Captured Cockatiel

Kathy Van Der Aue kvda at optonline.net
Tue May 27 19:15:20 EDT 2008

I hope it isn't too off topic, after all, it's a bird.  We have had a 
wonderful cockatiel for 13 years (June 25th) that our son found in a park. 
It is good you know that you don't want the bird as a pet bird is a long 
term commitment for a person who really wants one.  I suggest you put an ad 
in the lost & found of a few local papers as someone somewhere is probably 
worried sick.  They didn't used to charge for these ads (13 years ago).  I 
suggest that you don't ID the bird as breeders will call and try to pick up 
a good bird for nothing.  I said "Pet bird found, x location, x date, call x 
to identify and claim".  I got dozens of calls, never found the heartbroken 
owner but, it was worth the try.  Good Luck!

Kathy Van Der Aue, Southport, CT
kvda at optonline.net

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William Sweet" <w.sweet at sbcglobal.net>
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 6:38 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Captured Cockatiel

> First, I know this is not what this forum is for but I thought it was the 
> best place to get an answer so here it goes....
>  Last week I had a strange visitor come to our back-yard in Naugatuck. It 
> was a bird with a call that I did not recognize. Soon the visitor showed 
> up at our feeder. It was a common gray cockatiel. It had evidentally 
> escaped or is a released pet. This bird was obviously tame and not as 
> skidish as the wild birds. Not wanting to see the little guy (or girl in 
> this case) get devoured by the nieghbor's cat or maybe a hawk, I came up 
> with a theory. If the bird was a pet, it might be acustomed to a cage. I 
> had a large cage in my celler 18 x 18 x 36 inches high. I placed some seed 
> in the cage and wired the doors open. Three days later I had a Cockatiel 
> which was quite content in the cage and is currently in my house safe and 
> sound.
>  The problem is that I do not want a pet bird. Can someone suggest a good 
> way to go with this? Is there anyone interested in this bird? Is there a 
> cockatiel rescue or something like that? I will donate the cage to anyone 
> or any place someone might recommend. She's a beautiful bird, and her 
> vocalization is not annoying.
>  If you have a suggestion or if you are interested please reply.
>  Bill Sweet
>  Naugatuck
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