Lost parrot reunited with owner after social media search

Carys Brown Barry Parrot
Carys Browne from Barry found the bird which has a tag on its foot. Credit: Carys Browne

A lost parrot has been reunited with its owner after a social media search.

Barry resident Carys Browne found the bird on Friday 3rd September and took to Facebook in an attempt to find the owner.

Carys said, "Has anyone lost a parrot??? Serious question again!! Please share I have it here."

Others were quick to comment saying there had been a few sightings in the area of what appeared to be a wild parrot, but Carys said this one is a pet, "it talks and is very people friendly."

The Amazon parrot has yellow markings on its head and red tips to the top of its wing. Credit: Carys Browne

It is thought to be an Amazon parrot which are often kept as pets.

Amazon parrots are medium-sized with short tails and are native to the Americas.

The birds can live for more than thirty-years and are often described as playful, outgoing and many like to sing.

In a bid to find the lost bird's owner, Carys posted a video with her "new best friend" which she says "flew at her in her garden."

In the video, Carys can be seen feeding her new feathered friend peanuts as she explains what happened.

The post has been shared more than 200 times, including on the Lost and Found Parrots UK Facebook group.

The inquisitive bird appears to enjoy being hand-fed peanuts. Credit: Carys Browne

Several comments suggested who the pet might belong to.

"Unfortunately don't think it's her as ours got lost this evening.  Thank you anyway...Hope mine pops up somewhere."

Other local residents offered their time to help find its owner by walking the streets looking for posters.

The owner has now been found according to Carys, who says Cookie flew away after being startled.

Cookie's owner says they were outside watching the sunset when it happened and that he has never flown off and got lost before.

According to Lost and Found Parrots UK, the best thing to do if you lose a parrot is to search from early evening until dark and at first light, as that is when they are most vocal.

The website also advises to leave its cage outside as this is familiar to the bird and may encourage them to return.