Toilet roll reward offered for return of schoolboy's cockatiel

A family whose pet cockatiel has flown the coop are offering a much-sought-after reward to the person who helps find him - a pack of toilet rolls.

Oreo, who is seven months old and often sings 'If you're happy and you know it', escaped through the back door of his owners' home in Norfolk on Friday, March 27th.

Karen Hume, who bought the pet for her 12-year-old son Michael last year, said the bird usually stuck to flying around the lounge but had decided to follow her into the kitchen.

Oreo sitting on Michael's head at home in Caister Credit: Karen Hume

The government-imposed lockdown rules, in place to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus, means the family can only leave the house once a day for exercise - making it very difficult to go looking for him.

Oreo the cockatiel Credit: Karen Hume

The family have received some suspected sightings but, despite reacting as quickly as they can to get to the spot where Oreo has been seen, still haven't tracked him down.

They're urging people in the Caister-on-sea area to look out for him during their trips to get groceries or while exercising.

They're offering a pack of toilet rolls as a reward.