UPDATE: This bird is safe and staying with me until we find her family. We could really use everyone’s help keeping an eye out for notices for a lost Green Cheek Conure close to 34th SW/SW Trenton 98126.This sweet bird was probably out for only a few hours. S/he is a healthy weight and in excellent condition. Very likely didn’t fly far from home — maybe only a few blocks. Hoping to find her real family soon. They can call 206-419-1918 or 206-920-0023.
9/19/2023 update: We’re still looking for this bird’s family. Very concerned as it’s been a full week and haven’t heard from them. This sweet bird misses them very much. They can call 206-419-1918 or 206-920-0023.
Than you for caring for this conure Suzanne. Have you taken the bird for a chip check? Have you posted the found bird with the Seattle and King County animal shelters? Most avian vets and parrot shops will allow you to email signs they can post. There are very few avian vets and parrot shops in the area so with a quick internet search you should hopefully get some more resources and help with reuniting this conure.
Hi Parrot Mom, We’ve covered all of your suggestions and more. I’m very familiar with our local avian vets as I work with parrots and their human families professionally. I’ve let them know and sent fliers for posting.
I contacted the pet store in Westwood Village to see if anyone had contacted them about a missing gcc.
I was planning to take her to be scanned for a microchip but have reconsidered for three reasons: all of our continuing efforts to get the word out over these 15 days have been unsuccessful, no one has sent out an alert for a lost green cheek conure, and capturing her to put her in a small carrier would be very stressful to her. Re the third point, I’d rather not impose that kind of stress on her without more confidence that her family would even want her back after 15 days of silence.
One of the vets I spoke with mentioned that it’s not unusual for some (heartless) people to release their birds when they don’t want them anymore. In this case, the silence has been deafening.
By any chance, would you be interested in adding this very sweet, young gcc to your family flock? S/he really needs a wonderful home with people who will love her, give her a great life, and never abandon her.