Eureka Veterinary Hospital staff are calling for assistance to help return a lost budgerigar to its owners.
Lost pets are nothing new for vet clinics, however, Eureka head vet-nurse Elizabeth Storer said lost birds are a rarity and, despite the odds, can be returned home.
“You don’t often get a bird and people think that when a bird flies away they’re not going to get it back,” she said.
“We had a cockatiel a couple of years back and now this budgie. The cockatiel was eventually returned – it was from one of our clients.”
Staff are smitten with the six-to-12-month old sky blue male and have have named him Houdini as a tribute to his knack for escaping.
The perky bird even wowed staff when he systematically began scanning his cage for weak points after being brought in last Thursday.
However, he appears to exhibit sings of domestication and has no problem with being handled.
Anyone who can help Houdini return home is advised to call the clinic on 5333 5959.
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