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Any suggestions on finding a lost cockatiel?? Posted on Parrot911, ParrotAlert, numerous FB sites, Craigslist, have a mating call on phone, posted fliers at vets and different neighborhoods around town. After all this work, there's not even a sighting of him even though there have been several sighting of other cockatiels. We fear that someone has him and will not post anything about a lost bird.
 

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Do you have any idea which area your cockatiel may fly too? Playing cockatiels flock call in such area may help to attract cockatiel flying to you. Usual, when when pet cockatiels are hungry enough, they will start flying to human for food, this can happen day 2 or day 3. Don't give up, good luck!
 

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He was last seen in eastern Louisville area. We have everything that has been suggested & nothing, not even a sighting. We are thinking someone has him, because we read that he may try to approach a human after 2-3 days. He's very friendly & sweet so he would warm up to someone especially women. But we are looking everyday at all the sites and new postings so we will see, pray & hope
 

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I’m so sorry. Have you left his cage outside your house his food? I’m sure you have thought of it 😢
 

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yeah, we have posted him all over FB too. People are probably tired of seeing him pictured everywhere lol. We also put fliers all over the area, vets, pet stores, Parrot911, ParrotAlert....We see all these Cockatiels being found & trying not to get discouraged when he's not in that picture looking back at me 😢. I will keep looking, hoping praying that one day soon, it will be him being found🤞 thank you
 

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Usually, a pet cockatiel will be in panic mode once fly out of house. Adult cockatiel with full flight feather can fly a few block when escaped from house. But, once the cockatiel exhausted and the panic/exciting mode were past, she/he would land onto a place( usual the top of tree), and hunkered down up to 2 -3 days. If you can drive around your neighborhood look for the bird, if possible play some cockatiel flock call while driving. Lost cockatiel responses well to the flock call.
 

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I'm so sorry. I lost my first cockatiel to escaping outside. You've covered all bases. I do have one more suggestion and it might help if somebody is keeping your baby. You could offer a generous reward for his safe return.
 

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Our Weederman escaped nearly 15 years ago, before facebook. We put out his cage, followed his tweet from tree to tree. Then his tweet stopped, we thought we lost him forever. Our pet sitter said to call local police (suburban Chicago) to report him missing. The next day on Memorial Day, we get a call from a lady in the next town over, asking did you lose your bird? Weederman had landed on her teenage son's shoulder out of nowhere, we think he was hungry and the boy reminded him of my husband. He walks over to his mom, she grabs the bird, puts him a spare bird cage (luck?), feeds him. Then she calls her local police, but no report there. Then she calls next town over (our local police), and they tell her about our missing bird and give her our phone number. And then we get the call. I tell this story to everyone who'll listen. We were lucky that Weederman was trusting enough to land on the boy's shoulder, but also that he had the instinct to pick the right family who would know how to help him.

Maybe calling multiple local police stations would help? I know they'll think it's just a bird, but it may help.
 
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