Lost Bird

From: Marianne Oliveira Subject: Lost Bird Message Body: Just discovered my husband hadn’t paid the fee to join and he just put it in the mail!! This is the Oliveira from 2405 Craghead Lane. Our African Gray parrot Duke has once again escaped. He flew into the woods last night. We located in in a tall tree in the woods and tried to talk him down until dark. We went back early this morning and he was no longer there. For some reason he was flew west, so he is headed directly into the neighborhood. The problem is that Duke’s wing feathers have just recently grown out from the last trim and he does not have skilled ability to fly down and land. If you see him, please let us know. Our numbers are: Marianne cellphone is 865-679-7999 Odgie cellphone is 865-660-3133 Home phone is 865-577-3133 Duke is a very friendly bird. Just hold out you hand vertically above his little feet and he will step right up onto your finger. Then, please take him inside and sit him on a stair rail, or the back of a chair if you don’t wish to hold him. We will come and pick him up immediately. Duke loves bananas, oranges, grapes, crackers, chips, peanuts, and most of all he loves a bite of cheese. If found he will be thirsty and he will sit on your finger and drink water or juice from a shot glass. Duke is gray with a bright red tail and a black big. He likes to say “Hello, pilgrim” and he loves to yell my name, “Hey, Marianne.” He talks in long sentences in a man’s voice, and if he starts talking you will discover that he is politically conservative and he may even ask for your vote. Duke is 7 years old and has the vocabulary of about a 3 year old child when he talks. This form will not all me to post a picture. Thanks again for your help. Marianne and Odgie Oliveira Sent from my iPad — This e-mail was sent from the publiccontact form on Lakemoor Hills (http://lakemoorhillshoa.org)

2 Replies to “Lost Bird”

  1. Dana Hughes

    i’m so sorry! our african grey got out last week too. we looked and looked, but it didn’t end well. we were in the same situation….he wasn’t a great flyer. if i can give some advice…check the ground, and check farther than you think he would go and check down hill. ours made it almost to the river. he made it to a tree, and then to another tree, but then we think his third landing wasn’t on a branch and he landed on the ground. the few times he had gotten out, he would always fly down hill. we tried and tried to get him to talk or whistle, but he never would because he was scared. we will definitely keep our eyes out for duke down here on circle lake. we pray he makes it home safe and sound. please keep us updated!

  2. Dana Hughes

    i’m so sorry! our african grey got out last week too. we looked and looked, but it didn’t end well. we were in the same situation….he wasn’t a great flyer. if i can give some advice…check the ground, and check farther than you think he would go and check down hill. ours made it almost to the river. he made it to a tree, and then to another tree, but then we think his third landing wasn’t on a branch and he landed on the ground. the few times he had gotten out, he would always fly down hill. we will definitely keep our eyes out for duke down here on circle lake. we pray he makes it home safe and sound. please keep us updated!

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