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Workington man appeals for help to find his missing parrot

Peter and Perry, his parrot Photo: Peter Taylor

A Workington man is urging the public to keep a lookout for his missing parrot, who is named Perry.

54-year-old Peter, who is disabled, formed a "massive" bond with his feathered friend after he was given the bird around nine years ago.

Earlier this month, Perry was spooked and took off from a window at his owner's home close to Vulcan Park in Workington.

Peter has made a public appeal through social media for help to locate the striking bright green parrot. But although there have been several sightings, including in the Siddick area, Perry has not yet returned.

If anyone finds Perry, Peter has stressed that people shouldn't make a sudden grab for him but instead place a towel or something similar over him.

Anybody with any information should contact Peter through his Facebook page.

He used to come and sit on my chest at night, and sit with me and cuddle up. I'm gutted because he was more like a little friend to me. I miss him. I would just ask for people to keep a look out for him, and shout his name."

– Peter Taylor