Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Amazons

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2019, 09:42 PM
PickleMeDickles's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
SassyByrd (DYH Amazon) JoJo (GCC) Betty (GCC) DEARLY LOVED fids lost to “Teflon Disaster” 12/17 RIP Pickles (GC),RIP Winston (Sun), RIP Lady PLEASE TAKE 5 MINUTES &TOSS OUT ALL YOUR TEFLON NOW!
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Southern California
Thanks: 322
Thanked 593 Times in 220 Posts
PickleMeDickles is on a distinguished road
SassyByrd Disappeared

Yesterday started off like any other. About 9 am I had SassyByrd on her play tree and I had turned around to go jerryrig a toy for her in the laundry room. Well in there my husband called for assistance in another room. I left the laundry room to help him, walked by Sass, helped hubby, and returned to the laundry room. I quickly put the toy together and turned around to give it to her and she was gone. While putting the toy together I had noted that the tiny laundry room window was open with the screen off. Our housekeeper must have opened it and forgot to shut it (this is so atypical of her, she is normally the most careful person I know). I swiped it shut and didn’t even think about it at that second.

As soon as I saw the empty perch my stomach just dropped, somehow I just knew she was gone. But the only way she could have awol’d is through this very tiny window. When I call her she ALWAYS answers and the only answer we got was devastating silence. And she would have had to tuck and roll to get out the window. Could it really be! I felt like I was wading the thick soupy fog of a nightmare!

We are on 3 acres of heavily treed property with trees surrounding us. I was outside all hysterical trying to stay calm so I wouldn’t scare her. The only thing I could picture was how scared she must be. I have only been that upset and helpless on 2 other occasions. Hubby was so incredulous he was still searching the house, thinking she must have hit the window and been knocked unconscious. She is not a strong flier (and even worse at steering) and the window so tiny. She couldn’t have gotten out without really tucking her wings. He finally came outside to help look for her. We were notifying the neighbors, wheeling all her stuff out so she could see it, searching everywhere, calling for her.

Now, I’m not a big supernatural fan. Weird stuff happens but there is usually a rational reason. But, like on the other 2 occasions, a little voice spoke to me. I had told my hubby I was going to place alerts on the neighborhood app and animal control and I was briskly walking towards the house when it felt like someone physically stopped me and told me to go look at the trees along the street. Hubby was even asking what I was doing (I had made a sharp u turn) and I couldn’t even find the words to explain it to him. I arrived at the tree line and called her by name. Nothing. Then the same ‘force’ compelled me to call “Hazel” in SassyByrd’s voice (Hazel is our Kelpie dog who Sass loves). I was so calm and not at all surprised when I heard ‘HAZEL” at the very top of my little birds lungs. And she wasn’t 5 feet from me sitting on a tree like the stupid branch was her throne.

Hubby kept her company while I went to get her transfer stick, she stepped up like a pro, but ran down the stick to cuddle under my chin and told me all about her adventure, making sure to express her displeasure at being left out for a whole hour! I can not describe how unexpected this whole situation was. How fast it happened. How very very lucky we all were. To all those who have lost a bird in a similar manner, my heart breaks for you! Just one hour of her missing and the pain, and guilt, were just all encompassing. And that weird feeling? The last time I had it was 18 years ago when my 2 year old daughter swiped my keys, opened my truck to get her teddy bear & passed out from the heat (it was over 100 degrees). She was fine but the ambulance guys said a few more minutes and there could have been possible brain damage. The truck was the last place I ‘should’ have looked but that little voice told me exactly where she was.

Funny thing is, we went to hubby’s amputee support group later in the day. They gave each person one ticket and threw all 50 tickets in a bowl and shook them up. Then ended up drawing all 50, hubby drew up 49th and I was 50th. We had a good laugh at it knowing we had used up every spare piece of luck earlier that day in the most special of ways. I’m holding my baby just a little tighter tonight.
Reply With Quote
The Following 18 Users Say Thank You to PickleMeDickles For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (10-22-2019), BIRDIGIRL (10-22-2019), bug_n_flock (10-21-2019), dhraiden (10-22-2019), Flboy Supporting Member (10-22-2019), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (10-24-2019), Jen5200 Supporting Member (10-21-2019), KawaiiTori (10-21-2019), LaManuka Supporting Member (10-22-2019), Laurasea Supporting Member (10-22-2019), LeaKP (10-21-2019), MMARC234 (10-22-2019), noodles123 (10-21-2019), ravvlet (10-23-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (10-22-2019), Scott  (10-21-2019), Shine (10-22-2019), Tami2  (10-22-2019)
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2019, 09:44 PM
LeaKP's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Congo African Grey
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Burundi
Thanks: 3,073
Thanked 4,964 Times in 1,812 Posts
LeaKP is on a distinguished road
Re: SassyByrd Disappeared

Wow so thankful for you all.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to LeaKP For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (10-22-2019), BIRDIGIRL (10-22-2019), Flboy Supporting Member (10-22-2019), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (10-24-2019), JuicyNip (10-27-2019), Laurasea Supporting Member (10-22-2019), noodles123 (10-21-2019), PickleMeDickles Supporting Member (10-21-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (10-22-2019), Scott  (10-21-2019), Tami2  (10-22-2019)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2019, 10:08 PM
Jen5200's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Baby - Sun Conure; Tango - GCC; Bindi - Sun Conure; Stanley - Pineapple GCC; Screamer “Scree” - Cockatiel; Mr Tee - Pineapple GCC
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Washington State
Thanks: 3,247
Thanked 3,205 Times in 1,144 Posts
Jen5200 is on a distinguished road
Re: SassyByrd Disappeared

Gosh my heart just dropped at the subject line - so glad she’s back at home with you!
__________________
Jen
Baby (Sun conure adopted in 2016, hatched approx 2011, female)
Tango (GCC adopted in 2016, hatched approx 2014, female)
Bindi (Sun conure adopted Jan 2018, hatched approx 2011, female)
Screamer (Cockatiel adopted April 2018, hatched approx 2012, female)
Stanley (Pineapple GCC adopted Aug 2018, hatched approx 2014, male)
Mr Tee (Pineapple GCC adopted Jul 2019, hatched approx 2015, possibly male)
Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Jen5200 For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (10-22-2019), BIRDIGIRL (10-22-2019), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (10-24-2019), Inger (10-22-2019), Laurasea Supporting Member (10-22-2019), noodles123 (10-21-2019), PickleMeDickles Supporting Member (10-21-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (10-22-2019), Scott  (10-21-2019), Tami2  (10-22-2019)
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2019, 10:14 PM
chris-md's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Parker - male Eclectus Aphrodite - red throated conure (RIP)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Maryland - USA
Thanks: 1,434
Thanked 5,682 Times in 2,144 Posts
chris-md is on a distinguished road
Re: SassyByrd Disappeared

Wow...wow...wow....what a devastating story with an amazing ending. I’m holding PARKER a little tighter after this. I’m SO glad you got sassybird back! Hugs to you all tonight!
__________________
Join Parker and all his Rover.com slaves...Er, dog boarders on https://www.instagram.com/parker.the.parrot/
Reply With Quote
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to chris-md For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (10-22-2019), BIRDIGIRL (10-22-2019), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (10-24-2019), Laurasea Supporting Member (10-22-2019), noodles123 (10-21-2019), PickleMeDickles Supporting Member (10-21-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (10-22-2019), Scott  (10-21-2019), Tami2  (10-22-2019)
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2019, 10:59 PM
bug_n_flock's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Many
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Isolated Holler in the Appalachian Wilderness
Thanks: 791
Thanked 1,219 Times in 533 Posts
bug_n_flock is on a distinguished road
Re: SassyByrd Disappeared

Wow wow WOW! My heart also dropped at the title. SO glad all is right and well with Sass home where she belongs! yay!
__________________
That crazy chick with a bird farm in the wilderness
Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to bug_n_flock For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (10-22-2019), BIRDIGIRL (10-22-2019), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (10-24-2019), Laurasea Supporting Member (10-22-2019), PickleMeDickles Supporting Member (10-21-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (10-22-2019), Scott  (10-21-2019), Tami2  (10-22-2019)
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2019, 11:14 PM
Scott's Avatar
Super Moderator
Parrots:
Goffins: Gabby, Abby, Squeaky, Peanut, Popcorn / Citron: Alice / Eclectus: Angel /Timneh Grey: ET / Blue Fronted Amazon: Gonzo / RIP Gandalf and Big Bird, you are missed.
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Diego, California USA, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Thanks: 78,479
Thanked 39,750 Times in 14,056 Posts
Scott is on a distinguished road
Re: SassyByrd Disappeared

Magnificent save, thank you for sharing a story that might assist others in a horrible time of need So glad this has a happy ending!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Scott For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (10-22-2019), BIRDIGIRL (10-22-2019), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (10-24-2019), Inger (10-22-2019), PickleMeDickles Supporting Member (10-21-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (10-22-2019), Tami2  (10-22-2019)
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2019, 11:40 PM
wrench13's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Yellow Shoulder Amazon, Salty
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: long island, ny
Thanks: 342
Thanked 11,168 Times in 4,262 Posts
wrench13 is on a distinguished road
Re: SassyByrd Disappeared

My dear, you and Sassy have now experienced 1 of the 2 worst parrot owners nightmares, bu have found the lucko the IRISH. I was not so fortunate many many years ago,with my Skylar. It still hurts. We are so glad Sassy talks back !!
__________________
See ALL Salty's Parrot trick videos on our CaptNiceGuy Channel:
https://m.youtube.com/user/captniceg...8ZwKHVY_AsI%3D
AL & Salty - hard at work.

Follow Salty's 113 page lifestory thread:
http://www.parrotforums.com/amazons/...now-salty.html

The Crew:
Salty - YSA - hatched 8/15/15
Geri - Blond haired Queens wife , birthday unknown
Tinker - Cairn terrier, 4/15/08
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to wrench13 For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (10-22-2019), BIRDIGIRL (10-22-2019), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (10-24-2019), LeaKP (10-22-2019), PickleMeDickles Supporting Member (10-21-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (10-22-2019), Tami2  (10-22-2019)
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 10-22-2019, 12:21 AM
BIRDIGIRL's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Rodney Blue Fronted Amazon RIP Mr Biggles White Fronted Amazon , Elsa and Little Nellow the Lutino Budgies, Lady Primrose a Pied Budgie and English Budgies Houdini Popeye and Olive
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Mayo Ireland
Thanks: 2,843
Thanked 2,354 Times in 1,008 Posts
BIRDIGIRL will become famous soon enough
Re: SassyByrd Disappeared

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I was praying as I was reading ...so glad you were reunited with Sassy...I can't even begin to imagine how you felt but thankfully it all soon turned to joy.
So glad Sassy Byrd was found safe and sound <3
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to BIRDIGIRL For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (10-22-2019), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (10-24-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (10-22-2019), Tami2  (10-22-2019)
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 10-22-2019, 01:57 AM
charmedbyekkie's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Cairo the Ekkie!
Join Date: May 2018
Location: US/SG
Thanks: 1,431
Thanked 2,323 Times in 729 Posts
charmedbyekkie is on a distinguished road
Re: SassyByrd Disappeared

Goodness! I was dreading reading this thread based on its title. What a relief to see your instincts managed to find her!!

Just curious - how does your transfer perch look like and when do you use it? I'm trying to keep Cairo trained to step up onto perches, even though he's recall trained (the perch helps when he's trying to bully my partner into giving him treats). We've a tiny little perch, but nothing that could reach into a tree!
__________________
Parront to Cairo (pronounced chai-row, or 菜肉)*!

*He grew up in a Malay-speaking family, so we have to respect his name and preferred pronunciation

@cairothedino on Instagram
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to charmedbyekkie For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (10-22-2019), BIRDIGIRL (10-23-2019), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (10-24-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (10-22-2019), Tami2  (10-22-2019)
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 10-22-2019, 02:11 AM
LaManuka's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Fang (8yo (ab)normal grey cockatiel), HRH Crown Princess Lilly Pilly (purple-crowned lorikeet gotcha date 28 Oct 2018) & Valentino (budgie, gotcha date 14 Feb 2019 at approx 6mo)
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Brisbane Australia
Thanks: 3,718
Thanked 5,478 Times in 1,487 Posts
LaManuka is on a distinguished road
Re: SassyByrd Disappeared

Oh thank heavens this story had a happy ending!

That “voice” that led you to Sass was the same one that told me to go have one more look for my Lilly Pilly when she got away on me not so long ago. The last I’d seen of her she was zooming off over the neighbour’s fence with a noisy miner and a butcherbird in hot pursuit - and butcherbirds are every bit as lethal as the name suggests! I’d gone back inside to put out all the usual online alerts and call my vet just in case someone handed her in when that little voice told me to pop outside to have another look, and i was led with almost laser-guided accuracy to where Lilly had buried herself in the leaf litter under a tree to evade that butcherbird. She was definitely being watched over by what I like to call the “God Of Small Things With Wings” that day, just like your SassyByrd!
__________________
"Words speak us more than we speak them.” Hercule Poirot (He may be fictional, but he’s my favourite “Belgian upstart”!)
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to LaManuka For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (10-22-2019), BIRDIGIRL (10-23-2019), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (10-24-2019), ravvlet (10-23-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (10-22-2019), Tami2  (10-22-2019)
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Amazons

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I need advice regarding SassyByrd & relationships... PickleMeDickles Amazons 3 09-30-2019 09:02 PM
So excited! I think SassyByrd is talking in context! PickleMeDickles Amazons 3 06-26-2019 06:28 AM
Reintroduction To SassyByrd PickleMeDickles Amazons 5 04-15-2019 07:26 AM
I disappeared after Hurricane Harvey Taw5106 Off Topic 9 03-22-2018 09:49 PM
Disappeared tv show - episode with parrots RavensGryf Off Topic 5 05-19-2017 03:25 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.