Posted By: zoe luvr

FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 12:52 AM

For those of you who were in chat last night you know everything that as been going on. For those of you who were not, things are very bad here and I am competely stressed out and confused....and to make matters worse. Which I thought was impossible untill about three hours ago. Felix my baby, is gone. He was over clipped as a baby and just starting to feather and I was allowing him to fledge and he went right out my sisters window and now he is gone. I am devistated...He didn't get to eat breakfast, and the weather is not nice enough for him to be outside. I spent the past few hours making and passing out fliers all around the neighborhood,(untill I was in to much pain to walk, I do not want to hurt my baby) and after my mom eats we are going to go to all the pet stores and vet offices to drop off fliers. I put them up at the gas stations around the corner. I don't know what to do, I am so sick.

Please everyone, pray that he comes home, I don't know how much more stress I can handle..I just want him to be safe.
Posted By: MsSmurfy

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 01:01 AM

AWwwwwww bless your very painful & sad indeed! I am sure you feel not only a bit guilty, but so damn helpless indeed!! I hope you get your baby back home SOON! Plz know, we ALL are hoping you will!!
Posted By: SUNNY

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 01:03 AM

Oh God (((Jen))) I am so very sorry !! I wanted to tell you to add to your fliers that Felix is a sick bird that MUST have meds to survive. I KNOW its a lie but it may keep someone that finds him honest ... less ppl want a sick ($$$) pet than a healthy one. You may also want to offer a reward.
Posted By: liviray

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 01:12 AM

On a few missing bird sites I read that its important to put the lost birds cage outside with the door open. If you are able I thought this would be something to consider. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted By: jancie

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 01:13 AM

Put his cage outside now and fill it with treats. There is a chance he is still in the area. Let us know tonight how things are going. You are in my thoughts.
Posted By: Mona

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 01:18 AM

Oh Jen, Im so sorry..I dont have anymore advice other than whats been said and what youre doing,(leaving out an open cage with food in it is what I would suggest too), just wanted to say how sorry I am all this is happening to you right now. Don't give up, he might be hiding in a tree nearby, scared to come down. Keep looking up even if you've checked the trees already, he may be going back and forth between them. Call his name too, and listen for sounds from him.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 01:30 AM

Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way. Janet
Posted By: littlecharlietoo

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 01:40 AM

I can't say anything that others haven't already said. We will be thinking about you and hope that felix returns to you soon. There have been fly-aways that have been recovered many days after they first escaped (and some in awful weather) so keep your chin up.

Here's a link (sorry some of it's a bit morbid) but it gives alot of information on what to do if your bird escapes escaped It's from fosterparrots.
Posted By: brody

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 01:49 AM


Conrad, Sully, the girls and I will be thinking of you (and Felix) til we hear he's been found safe and sound...

sometimes it feels like we are dealt a hand so overwhelming we can't cope- hang in there and USE your support network to get through this brutal patch

Posted By: Alison

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 01:50 AM

Jen, I am so sorry that this terrible thing has happened to you. frown I truly hope that he is found and safely returned to you. I wish I lived close to you so that I could help you in your search, but unfortunately I do not, so all I can do is send you my prayers. Good luck.
Posted By: sterdon

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 02:03 AM

Jen I am also so sorry for you. I would add to put a white sheet under the cage as it makes it stand out more for him. my thoughts and prayers are with you

Posted By: onyxena

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 02:16 AM

That is so sad!!!! I pray you can find your lost baby. I almost got to find out exactly how you feel, last October my macaws were playing outdoors with me right there, same thing with the wings, a couple flights grew in and I foolishly thought "They should be okay..." Wrong. A blimp appeared in the distance and my two macaws took off!!! My BG did not fly at all, however, the GW quickly gained speed and altitude in the Autumn breeze!!! I almost panicked and I held the BG while running the direction she took off in. Fortunatley I had my phone with me. I heard her calling and managed to find her, she climbed right down to me as I had trained her to do. I kept trying to imagine how I would feel, what I would do, if I hadn't been able to recover her. Such a horrible feeling. And you know that ultimately it was your responsibility for their safety. I sincerely hope you can get your friend back. Don't give up hope!!!!!
Posted By: onyxena

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 02:18 AM

I had my phone and my husband picked us up, the bird wasn't calling me on the phone!! oops....
Posted By: zoe luvr

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 03:48 AM

Someone seen him!!!
a couple of blocks down, a lady seen him in her tree in the back yard with other birds about 2 and a half hours ago. I handed out the rest of the fliers and went out and called him for another hour. It is almost dark so I can not do anymore tonight but I feel so useless just sitting here.
I have to wait untill tomarrow to make more copies then I am going to go to the local grocery store and put them up on peoples windsheilds. I want everybody in this town to know that he is missing.
we can not get the cage outside, as my mom has surgury and I am pregnant and it weighs just about as much as my sister but maybe a neighbor can help me put it in the back yard tomarrow.
I am trying to be positive, knowing someone seen him makes me feel better. Lets just hope he can handle the weather....It will probably get into the upper 30's or so tonight. It is 54 right now.
Posted By: MaryHM

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 05:03 AM

I'll be praying for you and Felix tonight. Hopefully he'll stay in the general location and you'll get him back soon. Here's my story- might make you feel better:

I used to have an Indian Ringneck that I hand fed. First bird. I loved that bird, and let her have free flight in the house. I left my husband to take care of her for a weekend. He put her cage out on the porch for some fresh air and sunshine, and said when he came back to bring her in she had opened the cage door and was gone. I was heartbroken! Days went by, no sign of Chibs. I never gave up though, and walked the neighborhood religously, calling her and listening for her to call back. One neighbor came outside and asked me who I was looking for. I explained, and he said "Oh! So and so down the street found a bird in his yard". Well, I rushed the mile to his house and low and behold there was Chibs! She had flown into his house through his open patio door and landed in the sink to help herself to a drink! She was gone for over a week and I found her- there's hope for you too!!
Posted By: Liisa B

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 06:23 AM

I am so deeply sorry that this happened. Will be praying that Felix is found & is home safe with you soon.
Prayers for you, Felix & Zoe.
Posted By: kloie9

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 06:27 AM

Oh Jen I am so sorry I hope you find him , my prayers are with you
Your friend Kloie 9-- Dorothy
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 08:07 AM

All prayers and good thoughts will be headed your way! You deserve the best! ((Hug))
Posted By: zoe luvr

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 08:35 AM

Okay, so far I have handed out 100 fliers put them on cars in the neighborhood. Put them up at the gas stations and pet shops, put a lost bird add up on mickaboo and e mailed 3 differant news stations. And my mom has one taped to her car window.

Tomarrow, I am going to make more fliers and keep putting them up every where, we are going to put them on everyones car or front door in the area, all the vet offices in town, and I am going to put them in peoples windsheilds at the grcery store. I am going to call all the radio stations.

My sister works at a bank in a grocery store so she is going to put them up there, at blockbuster, and at baskin robins, and a few other places. I am going to see if the three schools near me will let me put some fliers around there and in the offices.

We are going to put an add in the news paper, I have the numbers for the SPCA (but they are closed tomarrow), animal shelter, humane animal service, and the wild life rehabilitaion center, just incase. We are also going to put fliers around the apt. down the street and in the laundry rooms there.

I think my best bet is the news paper, but they will not print it untill Wen. so it is going to be a couple of days before its in there.

Is there any where else that I should call or put fliers at?

Anything else I can do?
Posted By: zoe luvr

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 08:48 AM

Do you guys think he is okay?? Honnestly, do you think I will get him back??
Posted By: Lori Conarro

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 04:49 PM

Jen, I don't know what to say. I'll say a prayer for you. I hope you get Felix back.
Posted By: brody

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 05:55 PM

have you called a radio station yet? call , cry beg go there- the key is get the word out so that when he is found people know he's a much loved bird....

I'm positive that he'll be FINE the key will be reuniting you guys

hang in there


Posted By: Anonymous

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 06:08 PM


I am so sorry. I will keep you and Felix in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us updated.
Posted By: Forthe boids

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 08:26 PM

Just saw this post. I am so sorry, it looks as though you are doing every thing you can. Have you wandered around the neighborhood looking for him? Maybe you could enlist some neighbors help.
Posted By: zoe luvr

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/26/04 11:57 PM

I handed out more fliers and some kids in the neighborhood looked for him for an hour. There are alot of owls and cats in the neighborhood. I called the animal shelter. Fox emailed me and said they could not broadcast it frown It is suposed to rain tonight. Zoe wouldn't go to bed last night untill I covered Felix's cage, she was just screaming and screaming but once his cage was covered she started grinding her beak and went to sleep.

It was so weird not to wake up to him talking to himself in his cage and get my morning kisses. I feel so sick. I lost 2 lbs this week frown
I just hope someone has him in there house so he is warm but that they do not know he is mine yet.

I am not really worried about them not returning him, he is very unfriendly to people who he doesn't know and squeals like a pig if they get near him, plus there is a reward. Hopefully they will see it in the paper, but he has to be found to be returned.

We went to 7/11 today and the lady inside says some lady came in really upset because she had seen fliers every where and felt bad for the people who lost their bird, so that means people are seeing them.

I am just trying to stay positive.
Posted By: Lori Conarro

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/27/04 12:01 AM

Jen, I'm aching for you. It would devestate me to lose one like that. I'm praying that someone does the right thing and you get him back. Please try to take care of yourself. You must be strong and take care for your baby.
Posted By: kloie9

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/27/04 12:07 AM

Jenny, just remember to stay calm for your own sake .. I am still praying for you and felix.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/27/04 12:10 AM

Oh jeeez, this is awful!! My heart just sunk reading your posts. I can't even imagine what this must be like for you. Have you put the cage out? Maybe if the cage is there, with toys and food, your baby will return. Especially if it's raining, he may seek shelter.

All the best to you. I'll be keeping you guys in my thoughts.
Posted By: brody

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/27/04 01:23 AM

" I lost 2 lbs this week "
I'm dumb I guess but didn't he just go missing yesterday?
If you don't get his cage outside you are not doing everything you can to encourage him to come home frown

hoping for good news

Posted By: zoe luvr

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/27/04 02:55 AM

Yes Brody he did just go missing yesterday but that is just the straw to break the camels back. I just found out that my baby's father has been running around by his now 'ex' girlfriend calling me. Things have just been really ruff around here. It is like one thing after another after another...Right now I could care less about Justin (baby's dad) he's childish behavioral problems can be dealt with later. All I want is to get Felix home. My baby and my birds are ALL that matters to me.
Posted By: LindaK

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/27/04 04:11 AM

I am very sorry about your bird, but wanted to mention "petstores" as well. Somepeople that might find the bird, will take it to the nearest petstore for money.
I know that noone deals with petstores on this board, but for your purpose you need to take that in consideration.
I wish you lots of luck in finding your bird.
Posted By: ConnieS

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/27/04 03:05 PM

Jen, There is an expression going through the emails these days:
If he brings you to it, God will see you through it.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ((( Hugs ))
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/28/04 04:28 AM

I've been thinking about Felix and wondering if there is any news? Have you received any feedback from your flyers?

I'm hoping for the best and keeping my fingers crossed.
Posted By: zoe luvr

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/28/04 05:02 AM

HE IS HOME!!!!!!!!! laugh
A man a few blocks away said Felix was taping on his back door and when he went out there he seen someone run under the porch and it was Felix!

He had him since Sunday evening so Felix didn't have to spend the night outside, and was only outside for several hours rather than several days.

THANK YOU all so much for your thoughts and prayers, with out them he may not have made it home. He is safe now, my flock is complete again.

I am so glad, I will never take him for granted ever again!!! laugh laugh <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" />
Posted By: horsehelper

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/28/04 05:16 AM

Fantastic news!!! You are so very fortunate to have gotten Felix back, and I'm just tickled for you! Bet he's been getting some big time lovin since he came home. Best of luck to you all!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/28/04 05:23 AM

I love happy endings smile Janet
Posted By: littlecharlietoo

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/28/04 05:40 AM

What great news! we're so happy for you! My fiance and I have both been following this thread closely... it's so wonderful to hear that felix is back home safe and sound!
Posted By: MaryHM

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/28/04 06:05 AM

Oh how wonderful!! I've been praying for you and your Felix every night!! So your Felix was just like my Chibs...found a nice home to go to when the going got tough! I'm so glad to hear it and am just delighted for you. Now I can reconcentrate my prayers on my Kibi to quit chewing her darned feathers! smile
Posted By: kloie9

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/28/04 06:49 AM

Oh Jenny , I am so happy for you and felix ,what a great great thing to get him back..
Posted By: Lori Conarro

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/28/04 07:20 AM

I'm really happy for you. That is great news.
Posted By: zoe luvr

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/28/04 08:49 AM

Can you guys beleive it!
I just can't beleive it! It still doesn't seem real, I mean I hoped and prayed that he would come home but I didn't know if he would or if something had happened to him, there is so many wild animals here.
But HE'S HOME!!! It is a miracle, I am so lucky. I have been smiling for so long that my face is starting to hurt!

When I brought him home we had snugs for a looong time, and then I put him in the bathroom for a steam bath which he loved and almost fell asleep in. Then I hand fed him and he ate like 9 or 10 pellets and then we had more snugs and then I put him on his cage and he played a little then he looked tierd so I covered him 2 hours early and he went right to bed.

Zoe is not really happy about her brothers Now she is not the center of attention and that is not okay with her!

I am just so happy, I am so lucky, I can't beleive it. Thank you so much for your support.
I can never thank you enough, all your caring and support really means alot to me.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/28/04 02:21 PM

YEAH!! I'm so glad that he is back with you. laugh Phew, that was a rollercoaster ride!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/28/04 02:45 PM

Great news Jenny! I've been following this post as are so lucky to have found him.

Now, no more open windows young lady! Get strong screens for ALL of your windows if you are to have flighted birds...ok? laugh
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/28/04 03:30 PM

Glad to hear it Jenny! But I want to double what Heather said, screens for all the windows. Don't want something like this to happen again...
Posted By: Forthe boids

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/28/04 07:56 PM

I am so happy for you. Your Felix has been in my thoughts and prayers as well. Glad he's home! Nan
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/29/04 06:06 PM

I am so happy for you. Give Felix a hug from me smile
Posted By: Mona

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/29/04 06:21 PM

We've spoken in the chat room, so you know how happy I am that Felix is home..just wanted to mention that in my bird room, not only are my windows all screened (Im in Florida, so ALL windows have screens down here anyway, we have mosquitos the size of volkswagons), but my screens are also NAILED shut so they cant come off. I was in my bird room one day, (THANK GOODNESS!), and the wind actually blew off one of my screens and the window was open. If I hadnt been there, all my birds could have gotten out...those screens were nailed shut that very day.
Posted By: littlecharlietoo

Re: FELIX IS HOME!! - 01/29/04 06:36 PM

another thing you can do is buy steel screens that get screwed into the OUTSIDE of the windows. They're not made out of window screen at all... more like a 1/4 inch flat mesh... obviously not the prettiest option but they work very well.
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