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Stafford Parrot Society Show – Review And Pictures

July 23rd, 2011

Stafford Show July 2011July the 3rd dawned early for the many AGPC members who travelled from staffordshire, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Lancashire, Devon and Scotland amongst other places to meet up at the Stafford Show Ground for the 2011 Stafford parrot society show.

The show ( the smallest of the 2 held there each year ) was already packed at 10.30 with people looking to buy toys, cages, food, souvenirs and every type of parrot paraphernalia imaginable. Many a bargain was to be had on the toy stalls with old favourites up for grabs and plenty of BOGOF’s and 3 for 2 offers. Shopping around for food items such as palm fruit extract and soaking mixes gave plenty of opportunity to save money off the usual costs, but the Harrisons stall, which claimed to be selling at discounted prices, proved to be even more expensive than buying on line.

Birds from finches, pigeons,greys and amazons to cockatoos and macaws could be seen. Some birds proudly displayed their awards for all to see, others were for sale. Not all looked happy to be there but people talked to them gently and some responded by offering their head for a scratch.

Thanks to Pat’s badges some members had already bumped into each other and introduced themselves, but in general the big meet happened on the balcony outside the cafe.

It was very exciting and quite a sight as purple haired people, ladies with greys on a lead, blokes in ‘ I love Greys ‘ t-shirts and rope samples hanging from their backpacks met up on mass whilst people were trying to tuck in to their bacon butties. The posse moved out to the gardens to chat, share bird experiences, offer advice on recent posts and look at Irene’s pottery purchases.

Members were so pleased to meet each other but all agreed that there just wasn’t enough time to talk to everyone for as long as they wanted to. Members dispersed to go back and secure a cage they had seen, or look for the bargains that other members had told them about, but all went home having made firm friends and agreeing that Geoff was exactly what they imagined him to be !!

Roll on the October show which is said to be bigger and better than the one held in July.

Thanks to Rachel for this excellent write up, and thanks to Pat for the vast majority of the following photography, check out the photo’s from the Stafford Parrot Society Show.

Max The Parrot Missing In Newton Heath

February 20th, 2011


My parrot Max went missing yesterday (16/2/11)

I have put fliers out over my community, we live in Newton Heath M402XB

Mobile: 07871777887

I have also told the RSPCA about him. Would be grateful for any help anybody could offer.

Thank you.

Louise John 🙂

African Grey With A Eating Disorder Reunited With His Young Owner!

February 17th, 2011

A PARROT with an eating disorder has spoken its first words since being reunited with its nine-year-old owner.

Toby, a five-year-old African grey parrot, has been heard singing the EastEnders theme tune and shouting “Toby needs a tickle” after returning home to Lewis Mitchell, of Killinghall Street, Darlington.

The parrot, which could only eat upside down because of a split lower beak, escaped from the house two weeks ago, sparking a frantic search by Lewis and his family.

As hopes faded, Lewis’ mother, Jane Mitchell, 45, told Lewis his beloved pet had returned to Africa to see its friends. “I said that because I never thought we would see him again, ” she said last night.

But unbeknown to the family, Toby had been found a few streets away by a man who took him to Stanhope Park Veterinary Centre, in Darlington. They looked after him, and patched up his beak, which he broke while playing.

After proving Toby was theirs, he was allowed to return to the Mitchell’s home.

Lewis, a pupil at Gurney Pease Primary School, said: “When I got him back, I stayed up with him all night.

I thought he was lost forever.” Toby’s repertoire also includes the family’s names, the Laurel and Hardy theme tune, and a daily 6am wake-up call.

Mrs Mitchell said: “He hadn’t been speaking at the vets, but he’s been speaking a lot since coming home.

He must be happy.”

The family thanked the RSPCA, the vet and the man who found Toby

Police Hunt Percy And Pip African Grey Parrots

January 20th, 2011

Have you seen Percy – the bald-chested, angry parrot who talks a lot?

The African Grey Parrot was stolen with his pal Pip – who’s a little friendlier – from their home in Murston, Sittingbourne, on December 22.

They were taken between 9:30pm and 9:55pm from an aviary in the back garden of a house in Woodbury Drive, after offenders got through fencing.

Percy, who is partly bald after plucking his chest feathers out, is said to be vicious and liable to attack. Pip is nicer, and both are able to speak.

The thieves also took a parrot carrier, which is black metal and has a perch through the middle.

Anyone with information on the theft or the whereabouts of the birds is asked to contact police in Sittingbourne on 01795 419182 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting crime report number CY/20213/10.

African Grey Parrot Stolen From Seaside Holiday Home.

January 15th, 2011

Police are appealing for information after a pet parrot was stolen from a holiday apartment in Bridlington.

A man allegedly threatened a woman with a pair of scissors and kicked her in the knee, before stealing her large African grey parrot in South Marine Drive.

The thief demanded the animal in lieu for a debt the woman and her partner allegedly owed him on December 22 last year.

The bird, which has a grey body, a red tail and a black beak, talks and whistles and often says “Henry”.

A man and a woman have been voluntarily interviewed by police in connection with the theft.

Anyone with information can call police on 0845 6060222

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