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Surprise surprise!

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Stray parakeet flies in through open window

This colourful bird gave a High Wycombe householder quite a surprise when he glided through her bedroom window early one morning!

She called the RSPCA after making sure the parakeet was safely confined and couldn’t fly away again.

Escaped pet

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Rachel Edwards says: “This beautiful Alexandrine parakeet wasn’t injured in any way, and we think he’s an escaped pet as he seems friendly.

I’m sure someone must be missing this lovely bird, so we’re trying to find an owner, but we’ve not got much to go on as he’s not ringed or microchipped.”

The parakeet is currently being cared for by an experienced keeper.

Feathery facts

Last year, 1,439 psittacines (birds that belong to the parrot family, including macaws and parakeets) were collected by the RSPCA in England and Wales.

And 453 of these were strays. Sadly, the RSPCA often finds it really hard to reunite these birds with their owners as many are not microchipped or ringed.

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