Thieves have broken into the aviaries at Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare in
Ringmer, stealing three parrots. It is believed they struck overnight on Tuesday
22nd March.

A blue and gold Macaw was taken along with two Greys. The Macaw cannot fly, so
would have been an easy target whilst roosting in the aviary overnight. A
Timineh Grey, who always roosts with the Macaw, only has one eye. An African
Grey who is nervous of people was also taken.

All of the birds at Raystede have come to the Centre for a good retirement. They
are all used to living within a colony and are not used to solitary confinement.
All have passed the breeding age, have behavioural and psychological problems
and require special diets.

Chairman Janet Wickens said, “This is a horrible act. We can only presume these
birds have been stolen for onward sale and urge pet shops and the public to be
alert. These birds are simply not good pets – they need to be back at Raystede
as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999.\

Contact Bird Owner

Email: 0845 60 70 999