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Last Post 21-02-2016 1:46 PM by  nicolapicola
Parrot found in Hulme, Manchester.
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14-02-2016 2:46 PM

    Hello, I found this little parrot in my backyard and he's been here for a week. I'm feeding him bread, lettuce and watermelon and I have zero experience with birds. That is why I'm looking for his owner or at least for someone to take him in and keep him safe. He has got a blue bracelet on his right leg but he hasn't let me come close enough to read it. Foxes and cats are also visiting my backyard and the weather is going to get colder soon so I hope for someone to come and get him as soon as possible. I was directed here from a reddit member after having posted there first. Thank you very much in advance for your help. Photos on imgur

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    14-02-2016 5:26 PM
    Parrots like all types of fruit, cut up. No avocado please. What does he look like? Have you tried if he'll sit on your hand? If you can get him into the house, you could take him to the local vet who at least would be able to contact somebody local to you.
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    14-02-2016 6:48 PM
    Manchester Area? Doddie I wonder whether Kim can help at all, although as you say the local vets should be able to sort something.

    As Doddie mentioned, if you can describe the bird a little it would be of some help
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    14-02-2016 9:34 PM
    If you click on "photos on imgur" at the end of the original posted message it will take you straight to a picture.
    It did me!!
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    15-02-2016 9:41 AM
    Looks like a budgie to me.
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    15-02-2016 10:06 AM
    Gamataf, if you can catch the bird, call the Birdline Helpline: 0845 643 1785, and it will be collected from you. Good luck!
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    15-02-2016 10:41 AM
    I thought a mutation Rosella but difficult to tell without seeing the actual bird! Good luck tempting it inside. Glad he is still alive with all this cold (which suggests he is an aviary bird) but please keep feeding it because it is the plentiful supply of food that is keeping it alive.
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    15-02-2016 3:46 PM
    I'll keep feeding him but as I said I have zero experience with birds. I don't know how to show him I'm not a threat and also if I eventually get him in the house I don't know where to let him be. Thanks for all your help people. I'll update you with his news.
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    15-02-2016 4:31 PM
    See if you can borrow a large budgie cage, maybe from a neighbour or the local vet. It's difficult to see what size the bird is - if small, it's a budgie, if larger it's a rosella of some kind like David suggested. Put the cage close to where you put food, leave the door open, put food and water in the cage, stand back and see if it will go inside. If so, close the door, take it inside, and call the Helpline.
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    21-02-2016 1:46 PM
    Try sitting (wrapped up warm!) outside your house but not too near when you've put out food for him, just to get him used to your presence. When he is happy to settle down and eat with you there, try chatting away in a low friendly voice. This will take days, probably, but just try to get a bit nearer once he is starting to get accustomed to your presence (but position yourself nearer BEFORE he flies down to eat and don't move around once he is down). Gain his/her trust. No quick movements and keep the voice LOW and slow.
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