A man’s plea to find his missing parrot has been picked up by hundreds of High Wycombe residents, who have joined forces to help him track down the wayward bird.
Peter Cusick may have to invest in a more secure parrot cage in the future, following his pet’s disappearance nearly three weeks ago. According to the Bucks Free Press, the worried owner has paid for adverts and kept people updated on social media regarding the search, so far to no avail.
There is a time limit on Mr Cusick’s search for parrot Charlie, as the pair are scheduled to travel to Portugal on November 1st for a five-month trip.
“Charlie needs to be at the vets by the latest Wednesday, October 28th, so all help is required to catch him,” he explained.
The local community have pledged to help Mr Cusick in his search, which has resulted in sightings of the parrot near Highcrest Academy in Hatters Lane and Colne Road.
While the missing parrot is yet to be found, the social media activity surrounding the search and help from the RSPCA has resulted in a lost cockatoo being returned to its owner. However, friends and family are still on the lookout for Charlie.
Mr Cusick said his parrot is “friendly” and microchipped, adding that a £100 reward is available for anyone who returns Charlie safely. Those with information were encouraged to call the worried owner on 01494 4388.
Charlie is not the only parrot to make a break for it this month. Kent Online recently reported that African grey Lucy was retuned home after a two-day escape. Mr Cusick will no doubt be hoping for a similarly happy outcome for his missing bird.