Update: 1:40 p.m.
Boo, the parrot who went missing in Lake Country Wednesday night, has been found and returned to her owner safe and sound.
“I’m so relieved,” said owner Eli Barrodale, who said he got a call just before 1 p.m. Friday from “a group of lovely ladies” who told him they’d found the bird at Intrigue Wines winery, about a 10 minute drive from where Boo first went missing.
“They said she was wandering on the grass and they thought it was somebody’s pet,” said Barrodale.
He said the ladies told him they weren’t sure what to do with the bird at first, but after googling ‘lost parrot’, his name and number came up.
Barrodale says he’s “so stoked” to have Boo back, and thanked those who shared information on social media to help with the search.
A Lake Country man is hoping the community can help find a beloved Senegal parrot who escaped from her cage Wednesday evening.
Eli Barrodale says Boo, his year-and-a-half old parrot, escaped from her cage and flew out of sight while on his deck at McCreight Road in the Carr’s Landing area around 7 p.m. Aug. 12.
“The one thing that she’s scared of is curtains,” Barrodale said, explaining it was the curtains leading out to his deck that caused Boo to squirm free from her cage.
The fully flighted bird is about eight inches tall, coloured green with a yellow chest and grey head.
“She’s basically my baby,” he said. “I don’t really want kids, I just want her in my life. It’s pretty devastating.”
After nearly two days, Barrodale’s concern for Boo is only getting more pronounced.
“I have been going all out,” Barrodale said of his efforts to track Boo down while balancing online coursework. He says he’s searched his neighbourhood for hours on both Wednesday and Thursday night, calling her name.
“When I call her name she always responds, and I haven’t heard a single response,” he said. “So I’m assuming she’s further than our neighbourhood, and after a day and a half she could be anywhere for all we know, or even dead in the bush, eaten by a raccoon.”
Barrodale says Boo doesn’t have much stamina and also won’t know how to fend for herself in the wild.
“She’s probably exhausted and not flying around too much at the moment,” he said.
Barrodale asks people in the Carr’s Landing area to keep their eyes peeled. If you see Boo, call him at 250-801-9864.