oops! I lost my bird!

@saralee1 (1983)
United States
February 9, 2007 10:58pm CST
I let my budgies out yesterday, to stretch their wings a bit, something I rarely do, because chasing them around the house is just not my cup of tea.And, when I put the top back on, (they are accustomed to flying back, if they are let out)My little Bob, the turquoise budgie was no where to be found! I searched everywhere, knowing he couldn't have flown out, and soon retreated to bed wondering if he were alive, or GASP! dead! It the morning, I finally found him perched on my turquoise bike, brilliantly blending in. finger shy, he kept flying around me, unsure what my motives were. (did he really think I was going to eat him? that little thing? LOL! eventually, he caved in, and perched on my finger, after about ten minutes. It was so adorable! my wildest budgie just perching on that finger of mine!It renewed my faith that indeed, you CAN teach an old bird new tricks!
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@schmob (151)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Wow, you are so lucky to have found him! I let my parakeet out every day! You should do so more often. Her wings are not clipped, but she stays near her cage. I think she's just a scaredy-bird, but she only flies around her cage.
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Well, My birds "think" I pay alot of attention to them, because they are eye level next to the desk, and I am at the computer all day. It hasn't always been this way, however, I was reading how interaction with your birds is important on a regular basis! They are very good birds, indeed much better than they have been in the past. It is rare I leave them out though, for fear of them getting injured, or pooping on things! but I think we have a pretty good system going. thanks for your reply!
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• United States
27 Jul 09
I lost my blue bugie yesterday 07/26/09 I put Jasper on my b.f back thinking he knew he was on him, but he did not and went out side to go fix his car, I live in Oregon, Malin, and its all out doors filds and mils away from town, when my bird flew off him on to the ground he wondered off in the open, i cound not find him any were i searched and searched for hours n hours looking for him, now its been 2 days hes been gone, and am praying he is all right n will come back home. if i was god i would gie him his wings back ={
• United States
27 Jul 09
I lost my blue bugie yesterday 07/26/09 I put Jasper on my b.f back thinking he knew he was on him, but he did not and went out side to go fix his car, I live in Oregon, Malin, and its all out doors filds and mils away from town, when my bird flew off him on to the ground he wondered off in the open, i cound not find him any were i searched and searched for hours n hours looking for him, now its been 2 days hes been gone, and am praying he is all right n will come back home. if i was god i would gie him his wings back ={
@sacmom (14338)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I'm glad you found him! I try to let my parakeet out everyday, especially when I first got him (a few months ago). Ace loves being on top of his cage and rarely tries to fly. There are a few of times he flew to the floor (he can't actually fly even though his flight feathers are in) and one time hopped all the way into the other room. My husband and I searched for him and only found him because Ace finally started whistling and chirping. It would have been terrible if we would have accidentally stepped on him!!! Now my husband or I put Ace back in his cage if we know we are going to be away from Ace for more than a few minutes.
• United States
20 Apr 07
aww you are lucky ya found the lil guy! we can nly take ours out in a certain room cause we also have cats and dont have a/c so teh doors and windows are open most days etc , but i will let my son take the cage to the back room and let him have a bird room for and hor or so just have to remind him to keep the ceiling fan off LOL. ~M~