Tucson Tails: Lost parrot in Oro Valleyby Karyn Zoldan on Oct. 22, 2012, under Birds, Bees, Bats
Lost parrot in Oro Valley
(for some reason I am unable to save the photo as an image. It’s a green parrot)
From the sad owner of the lost parrot:
“A Quaker Parrot named Itza was in his cage on the porch and somehow managed to open the top of the cage and fly away. He is used to being around humans and will be looking to find his way back but don’t know if he can. (Oracle Road/Hardy Dr. area)
He is like a family member as I have had him for 10 years. The cat Alex tried to tell me what happened. He kept meowing and meowing and I couldn’t figure out what he wanted. Soon after that I went to the porch to see how Itza was doing and had the shock of my life! His cage was empty. He does not know how to fend for himself and I am so sad for him to be out there, especially in AZ cause these birds are not native to the desert.
Please send prayers and please send energy out to him, to help him find his way back to his cage on my porch. After I saw that he was gone I opened the top of the cage so that if he comes back he can fly back into his cage. It is a top opening cage where you open the two top pieces and put a perch in between to keep it open. When he is inside the house he sits on top of the cage all the time but he loves being on the porch and usually sings up a storm when he is out there. Since the weather is not as hot as its been, I put him out more often now. I never thought he could open the top cause he is so small and I imagined that it weighed too much for him to lift up and fly out.
I will be very grateful for your prayers. Thanks so much! There is a reward for the safe return of Itza.”
Allarah LaVelle (520) 742-6393