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Old 08-15-2019, 10:31 PM
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I let Peanut grow in her flight feathers

She loved it of course, birds are meant to fly. Well after thinking I could be extremely careful she still managed to get out the door and a chicken hawk immediately went after her in the trees. It was also pouring raining out at the time so all I saw was the hawk after her and both flying into one of the many trees on the other side of the street. I've spent hours looking for her, but she's a small green parrot and there are hundreds of trees. I'm 99 percent sure the hawk got her, the other 1 percent is holding out hope for some kind of miracle. I'm devastated and hate myself. Of course when I told my husband and kids, the first thing they said is I told you not to let her fly. Well what's done is done and I suck. Dont even know what to do other than cry
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Re: I let Peanut grow in her flight feathers

My deepest condolences for what is likely the loss of Peanut. While it is possible she survived, your goals were well intended. Allow yourself to grieve and focus on the sweet memories.
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Thank you. It was an unacceptable mistake and I realize it i hate it. I hate myself.
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Re: I let Peanut grow in her flight feathers

I’m so sorry that this happened to you and Peanut.
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Re: I let Peanut grow in her flight feathers

So sorry for your loss Sandy19. Grieve as Scott recommended and take it easy on yourself. I recently read of someone loosing their parrot because they stepped on it - a non-flighted bird who had been with the family a very long time. Accidents happen despite our best efforts to protect our fids. Perhaps your family were used to looking for your fid on the floor but changing the habit of watching for a fid to FLY out the door takes time. Please ensure that your entire family accept the loss without blaming anyone. You need each other in this time of grief.
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Re: I let Peanut grow in her flight feathers

Oh no. Sandy, I'm so sorry.
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Re: I let Peanut grow in her flight feathers

Well my 1% chance came true, someone posted her picture on FB last night. It was the guitar player at an outside restaurant. He said she flew on the roof and just sat there all night and was still there when he left. He posted pictures, it was definitly her. I was for sure that stupid chicken hawk got her as it was an inch away from her when they dissapeared into the trees. Now I have another 1% chance of finding her, but at least there is hope now.
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Re: I let Peanut grow in her flight feathers

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Well my 1% chance came true, someone posted her picture on FB last night. It was the guitar player at an outside restaurant. He said she flew on the roof and just sat there all night and was still there when he left. He posted pictures, it was definitly her. I was for sure that stupid chicken hawk got her as it was an inch away from her when they dissapeared into the trees. Now I have another 1% chance of finding her, but at least there is hope now.

Fantastic news, never give up hope! Please read this thread for tips to help complete the rescue of Peanut: Bring Them Home! Tips On Locating A Lost Bird
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Re: I let Peanut grow in her flight feathers

So she's been in the area for two days now unharmed, is there anything you would suggest doing other than putting her cage outside with food, searching endlessly, alerting the internet and putting out flyers?
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Thank you, posting at the same time
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