Lorikeet Found

darrendiver

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john has called the breeder and left them with my contact details , the breeder is not far from where the bird was found so im hopefull . ill miss the little guy , its strange how fast you become attached . but it needs to go back to its own home , im sure some one must be missing him
 

JessCheekyMia

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i called the zoo and they didn't want to know , i asked if they would assist me with a little food for 1 day until i could get some , they point blank said no , i offered to buy some but again no was the reply
That is disgusting, I thought better of the zoo. At least your doing the very best for this little one. Well done for everything your doing.
 

DizzyBlue

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Shocked at the Zoo would of thought better of them but then again sometimes its times like this that you find out what they truly are all about :(
At least with you on this little ones side and routing for him/her it's safe and fed :besos:
 

darrendiver

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it does not seem to really eat any fruit tho / it loves its nectar and drinks but only seems to lick at the fruit
 

Michael Reynolds

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It would of been nice of the zoo to give a bit more support, I take it the next day delivery did not come. I used to keep some nectar feed for lorikeets as I used to holiday home three at times but they moved up north and the feed I gave them. If I still had some I would of got someone to drop it over. well lets hope the owner is found soon or your order arrives.
 

DizzyBlue

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Only person I remember having a Lorri on site was Disco haven't seen him logged in for a long time though. He would have been handy to pick the brains of.
 

darrendiver

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so i have good news and some not so much
if im honest im in 2 minds how to proceed
the breeder is very local and knows the area where the little bird was sold ( ie what town ) but there is a very good chance that these birds where let go on purpose , the bird i have ia a confirmed little girl only 9 months old but she was sold with her brother ,
when i collected this bird the lady was convinced the 1 she caught was not the 1 she see the day before , the breeder had spoken to the buyer this year as they are both local and the purchaser was trying to breed brother and sister , he was told that this is a really bad idea and apparently his reply was , well they are no use to me if i can't breed from them . the guy also keeps eagle owls .

so i have contacted the finder asking her to keep a eye out for another bird incase its also missing
IF i manage to locate the owner am i being out of order requesting a visit to his house before i release the bird back to him
and again IF im not happy with what i see then where do i go from there ?

i know that its not my bird and i have no intention to keep it but right ir wrong ill not hand it over to be miss treated or released again

any advice welcomed
 

dianaT

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The 'owner' may well not want it back and may be happy for you to find it another home - if you offer to do that . In which case maybe the breeder would take it back ?
 

Michael Reynolds

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If the owner can prove it is his bird and says they escaped then you do not have much choice than to give the bird back, but you can inform the RSPCA of your suspicions and they may send an officer around too check on the situation. Now I will say that if the owner let them go then he/she may not want the bird back. The breeder has told you he had sold the bird so has no legal rite of ownership. The bird will become yours and it will be up to you if you wish to keep it or sell it or find a willing home with some one whom you trust can give it a better life. There is no legal reason for you to check the owners home and have no rite too keep the bird from the owner no matter what you find good or bad. My advice is to not give your address and tell the owner if he intends to keep the bird is to go to him to see his evidence of ownership. do not take the bird at this time, if you are unhappy call the RSPCA and ask them if they can return the bird but tell them of your concerns for the birds welfare. If the officer is not happy that the bird is going to be looked after then they can act and refuse the owner to have the bird until he shows improvement and they are satisfied on the birds long term welfare. I would be very worried for the other bird as the chances of survival after so long out is nearly nil.
 

plumsmum

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FYI Just in case the RSPCA get involved and end up taking the bird, I have read that they only keep then for a very short while ie 7 days and then rehome them whatever.

If you need help try the lost and found FB group.
 

darrendiver

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ok so i have news , the breeder has found the owners phone number , i spoke to the guy
the conversation went like this
hi my name is darren , i believe you have lost a bird
him err no mate
me ahh ok i have a lorikeet that we have traced to you , is it yours
him it was mine but not any more
me ahh ok did you sell it and if so can i have the buyers details
him no i didn't sell it , i just didn't want them any more so i let them go
me what ? you mean there is another one also loose
him yeah prob
me so you sent these to death because you no longer fancied them ,
him well its not dead as you have got it , if your lucky you may find the other one
me @@@£££££@@[email protected]%%%%@^^^^ prick
 

darrendiver

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im a member on most lost and found sites and its on all of them , john haywood has been a great help talking me through things and options
 

dianaT

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That owner doesn't realise he can be prosecuted for deliberately setting free a non native bird. Poor little thing, it's good the breeder will have it back. And well done you for all you have done for it.:thumbsup:
 

DizzyBlue

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Basically released to die :( this species would defo not be able to forage for its own food.
I would now be going frantic trying to locate the remaining bird that is loose.
Any chance that you could visit the area where this one was found with this one in a cage and try to attract the other one to join its sibling?
 
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