An escape from our last house-sit

@JudyEv (300898)
Rockingham, Australia
January 24, 2023 9:34am CST
I wrote that the last house-sit owners said the little chicken was doing well. However, they also said that the lovebird which was in a cage on its own on the back verandah has escaped, much to the distress of the little girl. I didn’t like that it was in a small cage, however I don’t believe it will survive long in the wild as the other wild birds will attack it. With luck, it might go to the bigger cage which has lovebirds and the owners might be able to trap it there. I don’t have a photo of the lovebird but the one in the image looks the same as Zulu, the one that escaped. It is a rosy-faced lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis roseicollis) and the photo was taken by Charles J. Sharp, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0.
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@RebeccasFarm (84702)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
25 Jan
Oh pity it escaped Judy
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
25 Jan
@JudyEv Oh yes, I realize I had a parrot once that escaped
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jan
We didn't have to open the cage. It had plenty of food and we just topped up the water. Once you opened the door, it would have been quite tricky to prevent it escaping.
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@aninditasen (12599)
• Raurkela, India
25 Jan
Hope the love bird is safe in the woods.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Jan
I hope so too but I think the wild birds would object to it.
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@aninditasen (12599)
• Raurkela, India
27 Jan
@JudyEv They surely would but the love birds can hide in the woods.
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@wolfgirl569 (69348)
• Marion, Ohio
25 Jan
Hope they can catch it
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@wolfgirl569 (69348)
• Marion, Ohio
25 Jan
@JudyEv That would be nice if it does
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jan
It might go down to the other lovebirds, in which case it might go into the smaller cage at the side which just has extra feed in it.
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@Hannihar (125871)
• Israel
25 Jan
@JudyEv I cannot blame it for escaping and hope it will be ok. I hope they will not put it in a smaller cage again and will treat it with resepct hoping it returns.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jan
Mostly, once birds escape like this, they don't come back.
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@Hannihar (125871)
• Israel
29 Jan
@JudyEv I hope this one will.
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@LindaOHio (115154)
• United States
25 Jan
What a shame. I hope they find it. I don't like the idea of a small cage either. I always wanted a pair of lovebirds.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jan
I'm sure sometimes the birds bite and screech so much out of frustration. Lovebirds are very pretty.
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@LindaOHio (115154)
• United States
25 Jan
@JudyEv Birds require a lot of attention. I always feel sorry for them in cages.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
24 Jan
Oh my goodness. I hope they find the bird safely and soon.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jan
Hopefully it will go down to the others and they'll be able to trap it there.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
25 Jan
@JudyEv Maybe it will follow the instinct of birds and do just that.
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@BarBaraPrz (40252)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Jan
That's one happy looking lovebird. Maybe Zulu will come back.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
He might find his way to where the others are. They'd have a hope of catching him if he does that.
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@snowy22315 (149386)
• United States
24 Jan
I sure hope he shws back up.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
The little girl is devastated that he is gone.
@allknowing (111090)
• India
24 Jan
I am glad it escaped. Atleast it will get to live in freedom though not for a long time.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
That's true.
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@rebelann (104988)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Jan
What a pretty bird. It's a shame that people like to cage birds, they aren't like dogs or cats so I just don't see a reason for it.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
It's such a shame. Birds are meant to be in cages.
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@FourWalls (51013)
• United States
24 Jan
That’s one of the worst things about having pets, the fear of it getting away. I hope the bird is found.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jan
It was almost bound to happen. It wasn't easy to open the door without giving the bird an opportunity to escape and because it wasn't scared of you, it would hang around the opening.
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@xFiacre (11495)
• Ireland
24 Jan
@JudyEv I really feel so bad about birds kept in cages, but especially small cages.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
It is awful. There was a cockatoo in Donnybrook that had an incredibly small cage and they can live to 70-100 years. Imagine being confined in a small area for that long.
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@Shiva49 (25558)
• Singapore
25 Jan
Escape to much needed freedom but I feel for the little girl too.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jan
Yes, it's sad for the little girl. She was very fond of the bird.
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@Ronrybs (17359)
• London, England
24 Jan
I hope it finds a new and bigger home. Wonder why other birds attack them
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
I guess it's a territorial thing.
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@shaggin (64983)
• United States
25 Jan
Oh no I hope they are able to find the love bird. A small cage wouldn’t be good for it.
• United States
24 Jan
I hope that little lovebrid comes back.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jan
Its little owner is very upset as you might expect.
@Beestring (9807)
• Hong Kong
25 Jan
Hope Zulu is safe and comes back.