Free Posting Sites

Notify the following for both Lost or Found birds:

  • Local newspapers
    most papers do not charge for “found” ads. Some do charge for “lost” ads
  • Local Humane Society/Shelters/SPCA
    some shelters only keep found birds for 3-7 days
  • Bird shops and pet shops that sell bird supplies
  • Local Bird Clubs
  • Local Avian Vets
  • Give a flyer to your mail carrier, or post one at your mailbox
  • Radio Stations/News Papers (for a story)
  • Bird Sanctuaries near your area
  • Zoos
  • Police/Sheriff
    make sure to physically file a report if you have lost a bird


If you have Lost a bird here are some tips for finding your bird:

Around Home

  • Search for your bird in your neighborhood. Spread the word to neighbors and neighborhood children that your bird has escaped and let them know what your bird looks like. While searching, bring along a favorite toy or treat. Make familiar sounds.
  • Put your bird’s cage outside so if he’s nearby he can see it. Many times, your bird may be near but too scared to even vocalize to let you know it. The cage and familiar toys will help to entice him.
  • If your bird has a favorite feathered friend, bring him/her outside (in his cage). You’ll only want to do this if you are home to watch over things to ensure the safety of your bird’s friend and his cage.
  • If you have any outside pets your bird doesn’t like or fears, be sure to bring them in so they won’t scare your bird away.
  • DO NOT TO GIVE UP LOOKING, birds are sometimes found years later.

Around Your Neighborhood

  • Keep in touch with your neighbors. Make sure they know how to contact you if they even THINK they’ve heard or seen him.
  • It’s quite possible that once your bird gets hungry, he will go to any human. Make sure you post signs (at least in a one mile radius near where your parrot escaped) describing your bird and giving contact information.
  • DO NOT TO GIVE UP LOOKING, birds are sometimes found years later.

Around Your Area

If you really get the word out there, it increases the chances that your bird may be returned.

  • Post signs in local veterinarian’s offices, pet stores, grocery stores, apartment bulletin boards (usually near the mailboxes areas). Have your kids post signs on the school’s bulletin board. Anywhere you think the signs will be noticed.
  • Contact your area animal rescue/shelters and have them put your bird on file so they can look out for it. Make sure they have a way to contact you. Call them every few days to make sure you keep it fresh on their minds. Be sure to ask how long they keep a lost animal on file and be sure to call back and re-list your bird if you’re still looking for him.
  • Contact any local bird breeders and let them know about your lost bird. Speak with managers at your local pet stores and let them know when you post the lost bird poster on their bulletin board. Let them know to be on the lookout. Sometimes people ‘find’ parrots and try to sell them to pet shops for quick cash.
  • Place a LOST ad in your area newspaper(s). If you offer a reward it may increase the chances that your bird will be returned. On all posters, ads, etc. make sure you mention how your lost bird is ‘family’ to you (and your children perhaps). Stress how much you care for your bird and it may help to persuade someone who may not initially intend on returning a ‘found’ bird.
  • If you do recover your lost bird, make sure to let your neighbors know and thank them for any help. Make sure you remove all the posters you put up and contact anyone you called to be on the lookout and let them know.
  • DO NOT TO GIVE UP LOOKING, birds are sometimes found years later.

More tips

If you have Found a bird here is a link to tips for caring for the bird until you find the owner:

Link to Bird Rescue Groups:

Link to Bird Shelters in your area:


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