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Hello Everyone,

A few days ago my family and I were having a bbq outside when in flew a bright yellow and green male budgie. He was so happy to see humans and allowed himself to be caught and brought inside. After contacting several vets, police department and local neighborhood forums to let them know we found someone's pet, we have not heard a word. Since then my daughter has named him woodstock. She is 2 1/2 and loves Charlie Brown. "Woody" has officially become part of the family. I still worry about someone missing their pet. Does anyone have a suggestion of other ways to reach out?

We bought him a very large cage and set up a vet appointment for him. His Harrison's High potency food is on its mom had a wonderful budgie named berry growing up so she has been very helpful. I never wanted a bird but how quickly I have fallen in love.

Advice is welcome.... Neebie bird owner.

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Firstly, I love the name Woodstock! (Your daughter has very good taste ) How lucky is Woody to have flown into your BBQ? You could try putting out a post on social media, I've seen animals be reunited with their families before. Birds do have a habit of making us fall in love with them very quickly

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What a lovely BBQ surprise for you and it sounds as though Woody has been lucky in his choice of next owner.

You could try looking/posting on gumtree/Craigslist for lost budgies amongst the 'pets for sale' as I've seen a few posts there in the past. If you do so, don't post a photo or specify identifying features (colours, gender, whether he has any leg ring or not) in order to prevent anyone fraudulently trying to claim a free pet.

Love to see some photos when you're sure he's yours for the keeping :).

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Hi there and :welcome: to the forums!

It's great to have you with us, I'm so glad you were able to rescue little Woodstock!

Fortunately, you've come to the best resource on the internet to learn even more about budgies :D

Be sure to read through the forum's many Budgie Articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subform for easy reference) to ensure you're up to date on all the best practices for budgie care. You'll find information on all your questions (including some you don't know you have yet :giggle:) on the forums.

If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask as we'd love to help :p

We'd love to meet Woodstock when you get a chance, and I hope you have luck finding his owner!

Cheers! :wave:

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Hi! :welcome: to Talk Budgies

Thank you and karma for rescuing little Woodstock!
JRS has given a good suggestion for another way of trying to find Woody's previous owner.
If there are any animal shelters in your area, I would contact them as well.

If Woodstock becomes a permanent member of your family, we'd love to see some pictures of him.

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I love this kind of story and the only thing better would be if Woody was truly loved by the person who lost him, and reunited him because of your rescue. If not, we know he already has a great home with your family.

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To answer your question about more thoroughly looking for an owner, many people will look online for their lost pet. How about the lost and found section of a website like Craigslist or another site similar to it depending on what country you're in. There are also websites out there if you google it, dedicated to lost and found of pets. Be sure not to disclose too much information... let the caller identify specifics. There are people online trying to "score" a free pet unfortunately.

If you keep Woodstock, as mentioned above, we have a great budgie resource guide right here. You've come to the right place :). Many Stickies posts, articles, and past conversations which contain lots of good budgie information!
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