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Re: found a parrot on the street! now what?

I think he could be a juvenile IRN.
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Re: found a parrot on the street! now what?

I'd say he/she is certainly a IRN. They don't have a ring if they are young males, females don't have a ring at all. It isn't an Alexandrine as there are no red on the wing shoulders.

He looks lovely!
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Re: found a parrot on the street! now what?

that looks like either a juvenile or female ringneck to me. You'll find that when you first got it it was so exhausted and in shock that it couldn't fight back but now has got the chance to calm slightly and get some energy back. Remember they can fly for miles quickly so it may be best to go out and stick some posters up saying you've found the bird. Also will be a good idea to find your nearest Avian Vet and take it there for both a check-up and you may find that the owners are registered and they can get the bird back home. Really you shouldn't just take the bird and appoint yourself owner as in some places you could get into trouble over that. Hope all goes well
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Re: found a parrot on the street! now what?

Welcome to the forums, and thanks for caring enough to rescue this little parrot!

I too am unsure of the exact species, but he seems friendly and likely comfortable with humans. That he was initially friendly but less genial after a time may reflect the typical "honeymoon" seen with captive parrots. If he in an escaped/lost bird, somebody is likely highly distressed and worried. Please consider finding the original owner using word-of-mouth, social media, local veterinary clinics, or humane societies if they exist in your area.

If you do keep him, the many links posted by plumsmum will prove invaluable!

Some links to help ID:
http://www.ornithologiki.gr/page_cn.php?aID=929
http://www.greece-is.com/urban-wildlife-athens/
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Re: found a parrot on the street! now what?

It's good that you are taking care of this parrot...and it's possible someone released him on purpose. But a parrot that is tamed and hungry is most likely a parrot that escaped accidentally. Most parrot owners love their parrots, and have a deep bond with them. To lose a pet parrot can be heartbreaking for someone who loves them. Is there any thing like petfinder.com in your country? Or some other way to post information about lost or found parrots? It would be a kindness to both the parrot and the owner if they could be reunited.
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Adding to Kentuckienne's post. If it is practice in Greece when you visit the CAV he/she can be checked for a microchip?
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Re: found a parrot on the street! now what?

Quote: Originally Posted by LordTriggs View Post
that looks like either a juvenile or female ringneck to me. You'll find that when you first got it it was so exhausted and in shock that it couldn't fight back but now has got the chance to calm slightly and get some energy back. Remember they can fly for miles quickly so it may be best to go out and stick some posters up saying you've found the bird. Also will be a good idea to find your nearest Avian Vet and take it there for both a check-up and you may find that the owners are registered and they can get the bird back home. Really you shouldn't just take the bird and appoint yourself owner as in some places you could get into trouble over that. Hope all goes well

Quote: Originally Posted by Scott View Post
Welcome to the forums, and thanks for caring enough to rescue this little parrot!

I too am unsure of the exact species, but he seems friendly and likely comfortable with humans. That he was initially friendly but less genial after a time may reflect the typical "honeymoon" seen with captive parrots. If he in an escaped/lost bird, somebody is likely highly distressed and worried. Please consider finding the original owner using word-of-mouth, social media, local veterinary clinics, or humane societies if they exist in your area.

If you do keep him, the many links posted by plumsmum will prove invaluable!

Some links to help ID:
Preliminary distribution study of the Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri (Scopoli 1769) in Greece - Rare birds of Greece - Hellenic Rarities Committee
The Urban Wildlife of Athens - Greece Is
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It's good that you are taking care of this parrot...and it's possible someone released him on purpose. But a parrot that is tamed and hungry is most likely a parrot that escaped accidentally. Most parrot owners love their parrots, and have a deep bond with them. To lose a pet parrot can be heartbreaking for someone who loves them. Is there any thing like petfinder.com in your country? Or some other way to post information about lost or found parrots? It would be a kindness to both the parrot and the owner if they could be reunited.
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Adding to Kentuckienne's post. If it is practice in Greece when you visit the CAV he/she can be checked for a microchip?
Guys thank you all! And believe me I also own a dog and I am not that kind of person that does not understand and simply wants to keep the bird! I already had in mind going asap to special vet (at first I just went strait to my vet just to check the bird until I find a specialist) and check him fro microchip! (yes we do have those here in Greece). However, (I would like your opinion on this) because people here tend to lie a lot (especially when something has to do with "an expensive and exotic pet") and I already saw some strange behaviours on the place that I found him (even though the bird was nobody's around there all of them where sceptical on whether to answer that and in the end the called me "lucky"), if someone shows up stating that he is the owner without any valid proof I do not plan to hand the bird. what do you think on that? Also except from the possible registration of the bird and the microchip is there another way to identify the owner? I am asking because, even though it is a good practice here in Greece to have a microchip on your animal, it is not yet mandatory... so the chances are high that the bird wont even have a chip...

PS: Before someone says that of course the bird is going to recognize its owner, feel comfortable etc... (which is obvious) I am afraid that some people are even able to lie by saying "I hadn't tamed/trained him well yet, so that 's why the bird does not seem comfortable now...but when we get home he should be fine...". Sorry for seeming to skeptic but I ve seen a lot here in Greece which is a same for the rest pet owners that actually love animals and would like to help!

PS2: Already searched on Greek facebook pages and forums on parrots but found nothing about a ringneck around the south part of Athens
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Re: found a parrot on the street! now what?

forgot to say that the bird does not even have a ring on its leg (which is mandatory from what I read and should write an Id number... probably this is what you meant by registration)
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Re: found a parrot on the street! now what?

You make a good point. We have the same problem here, it's the same everywhere I guess: people posing as they lost their cat/dog/bird/wallet in response to any ad, because it's easier than breaking in to steal. You would have to say something vague, like I found an animal, message here to identify (not using your real name or address for the thieves) with a callback number, make the say what kind of animal. Tell them right away to describe the animal in detail. If they just say "bird" and wait for a hint, it's not theirs. You might get a few scammers, and might get the person who describes the parrot, how he acts, details about his feathers, etc.

Maybe the vet would know the best way to locate a lost owner. If he is really lost, are you going to keep him? They are supposed to be wonderful pets and can be good talkers. If you do, or even just in the mean time, the IRN people here are good help.
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