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02-07-2006 03:29 AM  12 years agoPost 1
sixeven

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Some of you may remember my little hoverer.

Well, unfortunately, he was lost today. Despite having his wings clipped he still managed to become spooked and take flight outside of his cage. He flew into a large grove of trees where he dissappeared from sight. My wife and I searched for hours to no avail.

We'll look again tommorrow but unfortunately it is going to be in the lows 50s tonight and he's only able to survive 65-90 temps.

It's a sad day at the sixeven household

SiXeVeN

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02-07-2006 03:31 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Salty

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sorry to hear that, hang out outside with his favorite food or treats... hopefully you'll have a warm night...

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02-07-2006 03:32 AM  12 years agoPost 3
sunfm

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:(
Im sorry to hear

its hard to loose a pet that you love ..............

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02-07-2006 03:45 AM  12 years agoPost 4
N55340

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Sixeven,
Senegals can easily survive temps much colder than 60. Being a broad wing parrot with clipped wings, I doubt he has traveled far. Put his cage out in the yard with food and start looking for him at day break.

We lost our Hahns back in '97 and I know how bad you feel. I wrote an article about it back then. Haven't read it in years, but I put some helpful hints on things to try in it. The url is http://www.exoticbird.com/jb

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02-07-2006 03:51 AM  12 years agoPost 5
spaceman spiff

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Best of luck getting him back.

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02-07-2006 04:08 AM  12 years agoPost 6
sixeven

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Barry,

Thanks for the article. It is good to hear that the night temps will not be too cold for him. JBs story is frighteningly close to our Jasper. My wife was holding him and he became spooked. The odd thing is that Jasper was clipped before he fledged and has NEVER even attempted flight. I was beginning to wonder if he even knew how. In fact most times when he fell he simply crashlanded with a thump.

He did have his outer flight feathers in but the rest were fully clipped. I don't know where he found the energy to fly...let alone the skill.

We left his cage out where we last saw him and have let the neighbors know with personal visits and posters. Now we can only hope.

SiXeVeN

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02-07-2006 04:12 AM  12 years agoPost 7
sixeven

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The one positive is that we believe he is in a grove of trees about 100 x 130 feet. Unfortunately the growth is VERY thick and visualization is near impossible. He is likely hunkered down in the upper branches of one of the trees. My concern is that he can obviously fly when frightened but i'm not certain he is confident enough to try to fly to his cage once he is relaxed. Maybe thirst or hunger will spur him on.

SiXeVeN

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02-07-2006 05:07 AM  12 years agoPost 8
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Dont lose faith. I have had my cockatiels get loose and miracuously they come back. Its funny, we now have 2 of them, and 1 has escaped 5-6 times over the years and he always comes back after about 10 minutes in the air lol. It's because the other bird is his best mate. However, I wouldn't be surprised if your bird makes it back, they are animals and they do have instincts. Best of luck.

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02-08-2006 12:31 AM  12 years agoPost 9
sixeven

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Great News!!!

This morning was a rollercoaster ride of emotions. We got up at dawn to see if we could find our Jasper. He usually is quite vocal in the AM. Well, despite all odds I actually spotted him in the middle of the grove of trees about 60 feet up. We were elated!!!
However, soon after finding him the reality of getting him down became clear. We went about getting him down with a ladder and large pole however, in the middle of setting up the ladder, a damn crow landed near our bird and they started to fight which of course scared off the parrot who then took off with the crow close behind. All I heard was the two birds calls going off into the distance. I was sure we had totally lost him at that point

Then the amazing part. I had to go off to work and left feeling like S**T. My wife was to leave about 20 minutes later. Well, as pure luck would have it, as she came outside to leave she heard our bird calling. He was RIGHT IN OUR BACK YARD!!!! She simply walked over to him and picked him up. So our little hoverer in back!!

Thanks to all who offered advise. Needless to say, his wings are now practically scalped to prevent this from recurring. I'm not sure how he got lift with only the 2 outside flight feathers he had but now he has NO flight feathers

SiXeVeN

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02-08-2006 12:47 AM  12 years agoPost 10
Billy Zimmerman

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Great to hear!! Glad you got him back

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02-08-2006 12:58 AM  12 years agoPost 11
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Hahaha There's no place like home,,,, there's no place like home.....

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02-08-2006 01:01 AM  12 years agoPost 12
AGRAV8

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good deal!

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02-08-2006 02:41 AM  12 years agoPost 13
RobRoy

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Good to hear.

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02-08-2006 02:47 AM  12 years agoPost 14
merlin3

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glad to hear it. we used to have a male eclectus and a umbrella cockatoo. Had my eclectus for years until my wifes dog killed him. Still pretty upset about it. We ended up giving the cockatoo to a family that had more time for it because cockatoos need way more time than most people can provide.

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02-08-2006 03:01 AM  12 years agoPost 15
Salty

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warm and fuzzy follows

glad to hear you got your bird back!
his wings are now practically scalped to prevent this from recurring.
does he now comb over?

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02-08-2006 04:30 AM  12 years agoPost 16
orlee008

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make sure you put a leesh on the little fella now... im glad you had a happy ending

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02-08-2006 04:48 AM  12 years agoPost 17
JitsuGuy

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Man, that's awesome! Animals are great and glad you got your little fella back.

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02-08-2006 04:51 AM  12 years agoPost 18
Wa11banger

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Good to hear you got him back and I guess the litte hoverer found out it wasn't as nice in that big bad world after all.. lol

Like my dog really, left to sow the royal oats came back when he was tired and hungry lol


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02-08-2006 06:49 AM  12 years agoPost 19
Kraken

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Great story!!!

Glad to hear you got him back!

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02-08-2006 01:24 PM  12 years agoPost 20
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thats cool im glad you got him back... I love my birds I hate for them to fly off :

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