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My boyfriend told me about this last night... it really upset me...<br><br><br><br>
His brother and his fiance had a pet bird, a cockatoo I do believe... they didn't want it any more and "couldn't find anyone else to take it" (My boyfriend told him I would have taken it, and I would have) so they let it go out the window.<br><br><br><br>
We had a bad storm yesterday...<br><br><br><br>
But a captive bird like that, what are it's chances of survial/chances of turning up back at the apartment?<br><br><br><br>
It just has me worried thats all.
 

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Man, that's a freaking shame. People who just discard pets like that just piss me off.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/veryangry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":grr:"><br><br>
I don't know too much about birds but I do have to be concerned about how the little guy managed during the storm. Maybe if the bird was tame enough a friendly stranger managed to catch it. This just might be my optimistic side trying to keep me from dwelling on this poor bird having to fend for itself in unfamiliar territory. I am sorry your bf's brother is such a heartless jerk.
 

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My boyfriend told me about this last night... it really upset me...<br><br><br><br>
His brother and his fiance had a pet bird, a cockatoo I do believe... they didn't want it any more and "couldn't find anyone else to take it" (My boyfriend told him I would have taken it, and I would have) so they let it go out the window.<br><br><br><br>
We had a bad storm yesterday...<br><br><br><br>
But a captive bird like that, what are it's chances of survial/chances of turning up back at the apartment?<br><br><br><br>
It just has me worried thats all.</div>
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About a million to one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
Depending on where you live (and the species), releasing domestic animals into the wild is illegal. They are lucky no one saw them doing it, otherwise they could've possibly gotten some hefty fines slapped on themselves.<br><br><br><br>
I am so sorry this had to happen. All you can do is hope and wish the little guy was lucky enough to run into a kind stranger and is being taken care of. I hope they learn never to do that again, it's a very irresponsible, immature and possibly dangerous thing to do (for the birds' sake and others even... what if the bird did manage to survive and now is flying around town and bites/scratches some little kid? Unlikely, but you never know...). I guess some people will never learn that animals aren't disposable. You don't just throw them away when you are "done" playing with them..... *sigh*
 

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How long ago did this happen? And how bad was a the storm?<br><br><br><br>
Actually, Cockatoos spend more time perching than they do flying. And they are from the tropics where you can have those heavy pour downs. ...so they can handle some heavy rain.<br><br><br><br>
It could be that your little guy is sitting hiding in a tree somewhere...riding the storm out.<br><br><br><br>
If someone else hasn't already found him, and if you go out looking around, keep your eyes up and scan the trees. He might be hiding in the branches somewhere.<br><br><br><br>
He won't be able to find his way back to the apartment (unless he was specially trained to do so) so you will have to go out and look for him if you want to find him.<br><br><br><br>
Here is a link about how to find a lost parrot (cockatoos are related - maybe it might help out):<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.birdboard.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4597" target="_blank">http://www.birdboard.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4597</a><br><br><br><br>
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Man, that sucks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
I hope that bird is OK.
 

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It happened either Tuesday or Wednesday I reckon. His brother lives somewhat near me, so I'll keep an eye out.
 

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Go out there and try to find the bird. Get other people to help. Put signs up around the area so other people will be watching and know that there's a stray domestic bird who they may be able to help.<br><br><br><br>
And report these people to any authorities who might do something about it. Screw them if they're pissed off (including your boyfriend).<br><br><br><br>
Honestly I think this is your *duty* to do these things. It would be like being a toddler who had been kicked out of its home in the cold, with no defenses.<br><br><br><br>
What they did is abuse, and illegal, and they need to suffer some consequence, and that bird needs all the effort taken so that it can be found.
 

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Very sad. But some lost birds survive. In southern california, florida, and even chicago, there are flocks of escaped parrots who have learned to live in the "wild." So it's not hopeless. I would definitely try to find the bird if I were you.
 

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Go out there and try to find the bird. Get other people to help. Put signs up around the area so other people will be watching and know that there's a stray domestic bird who they may be able to help.<br><br><br><br>
And report these people to any authorities who might do something about it. Screw them if they're pissed off (including your boyfriend).<br><br><br><br>
Honestly I think this is your *duty* to do these things. It would be like being a toddler who had been kicked out of its home in the cold, with no defenses.<br><br><br><br>
What they did is abuse, and illegal, and they need to suffer some consequence, and that bird needs all the effort taken so that it can be found.</div>
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i completly agree!
 

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also, when you go out looking (your going to have start at where he was let loose), don't forget to bring some medium cut size fresh fruit (tropical fruit...banannas are good) with you...He may be hard to get to come back down if he is up high in the branches. He will be hungry so if you have something for him...he will be more likely to come down to you.<br><br><br><br>
bring carrier too unless you know how to hold a bird properly.<br><br><br><br>
let us know how it is going too.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Very sad. But some lost birds survive. In southern california, florida, and even chicago, there are flocks of escaped parrots who have learned to live in the "wild." So it's not hopeless. I would definitely try to find the bird if I were you.</div>
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Ditto on making an attempt to find the bird, but also don't lose all hope.<br><br>
Like Ludi's example, in Belgium near to where I lived there is a flock of parakeets that escaped about...oo 15-20 years ago (more even) who have gone from strength to strength. From what I hear, the flock is growing too. And Belgium is hardly parakeet friendly in terms of climate.
 

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I live in Nova Scotia... the bird definately won't survive when winter comes.<br><br><br><br>
I have to work tomorrow, 1-6, but I will make a point of walking up around where he lives when I get a chance.<br><br><br><br>
I'm just praying he isn't lying somewhere, injured. We got the tail end of tropical storm Alberto yesterday... last night a few places in town lost power and there was a huge tree down in someones yard near our school. When I saw that, that's when I got the most worried.<br><br><br><br>
I'm supposed to go to this jerk's wedding in September =P I was upset... I told my mom about it... she could relate to me. My boyfriend couldn't relate to me at all. He started debating, so I dropped the subject right away. I'm really upset too... I know a man who is with the humane society and I have friends who work at the vet who could have taken the bird in...
 

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It's so sad when people discard animals like that. I got in a major fight with my folks over such a situation, actually didn't speak to them for a year.
 

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don't forget the signs.<br><br><br><br>
and don't forget to report them to authorities.<br><br><br><br>
I would put a notice in your paper too under lost/found pets - it's usually free - so others in the area will be on the look-out.<br><br><br><br>
I'd also reconsider a boyfriend who seems to have no heart, but that's another story.<br><br><br><br>
ed: one thing that concerns me about this is that I see you wringing your hands, but taking almost no real, serious, immediate action, which is what is required in a situation like this.
 

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i would tell them to their face that they were big jerks.<br><br><br><br>
i'd also have serious difficulty having a BF that didn't back me up in a situation like this.
 

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My boyfriend agreed that it was a sin, but when I told him there are more humane ways to get rid of an unwanted pet (finding someone to take it, putting an add in the paper, and if all else fails, putting it down) he tried to reason with me that letting it go was more humane than putting it down, because at least it "has a chance". I started going on how it's out there probably in pain because of the storm... he said it was fine... so instead of me getting into a fight with him, I just told him to drop it. I hate debating, absolutely hate it. So I talked to my mom about it.<br><br><br><br>
Im going to call the radio station now... Im trying to find the number... I feel stupid for leaving it this long, but I found out late Thursday night, had school and work yesterday, and I have to be to work for 1 today. Im just nervous too about going here behind everyones back and putting a lot pet ad on the radio... what if someone calls when Im not home, and my dad is home... argh.
 

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Im going to try throughout the day to get ahold of this man I know... he's the leader of our animal rights group and is with the Humane Society. I just tried him, got the answering machine, but I'll try throughout the day.
 

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My boyfriend agreed that it was a sin, but when I told him there are more humane ways to get rid of an unwanted pet (finding someone to take it, putting an add in the paper, and if all else fails, putting it down) he tried to reason with me that letting it go was more humane than putting it down, because at least it "has a chance". I started going on how it's out there probably in pain because of the storm... he said it was fine... so instead of me getting into a fight with him, I just told him to drop it. I hate debating, absolutely hate it. So I talked to my mom about it.<br><br><br><br>
Im going to call the radio station now... Im trying to find the number... I feel stupid for leaving it this long, but I found out late Thursday night, had school and work yesterday, and I have to be to work for 1 today. Im just nervous too about going here behind everyones back and putting a lot pet ad on the radio... what if someone calls when Im not home, and my dad is home... argh.</div>
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Gee...your boyfriend must be psychic...Can he see the bird in his crystal ball to know that 'it is fine'? (just kidding). I think he is just hoping that so he won't feel guilty about what he did. I know what you mean about debating too..some people are just impossible to convince (mostly because they don't want to be convinced).<br><br><br><br>
Cockatoos are not from Nova Scotia...so they will have hard time in the cold so no they would not "have a chance'...plus, what would they find to eat there? They are vegetarians who eat mostly fruit (I haven't been to Nova Scotia before so correct me if I am wrong about food about there.)<br><br><br><br>
Plus, it is domesticated pet and I guessing not used to being outside. That makes it hard for the bird too.<br><br><br><br>
I have to agree with some of the other posters on getting a new boyfriend ...If a guy I was dating did that, he would be out the door before you could blink.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> But that is for you to decide.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, forget about him and concentrate on finding the bird..It is good you will have people to help you. You mom sounds supportive.<br><br><br><br>
There is also a Nova Scotia Birding Society...There are some contacts here on the web site. Don't know if they can be of any help but might be a good try. They probably do alot of bird watching so they might spot your bird.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://nsbs.chebucto.org/" target="_blank">http://nsbs.chebucto.org/</a>
 
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