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(154,021 posts)
Mon Mar 11, 2013, 02:43 PM Mar 2013

Lost Pet Parakeet Returned After Telling Cops its Address

Without identification tags or a microchip, it is often difficult to recover a lost cat or dog much to the distress of their loving families. Luckily for one parakeet owner in Japan, her pet parakeet cannot only speak, but he knows his own address!

The parakeet, named Piko-chan, escaped from his home in the city of Sagamihara early Sunday morning. He flew into the busy city center where he roamed free before perching himself on the shoulder of a guest at a hotel close by where he was then apprehended by the police.

Piko-chan didn’t immediately blurt out his address, though. According to a report by the New York Post, it wasn’t until Tuesday night that the bird blurted out the names of the city and the district where his owner lives.


My conures do not talk...but they are chipped.

As a favor to yourself and your pets, chip them.

And this is a nice feel good story
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Lost Pet Parakeet Returned After Telling Cops its Address (Original Post) nadinbrzezinski Mar 2013 OP
I gotta say, I find your statement here drippingly deliciously ironic. graham4anything Mar 2013 #1
Thank you - the great grand children enjoyed the pictures. jwirr Mar 2013 #2
He refused to sing until after the coppers interrogated him for 2 whole days pinboy3niner Mar 2013 #3
Yes, funny nadinbrzezinski Mar 2013 #4
LOL! pinboy3niner Mar 2013 #6
LOVE this story~! BeHereNow Mar 2013 #5
I have tried, they just squak back nadinbrzezinski Mar 2013 #7
Haha, I love this! City Lights Mar 2013 #8
Do you call this micro-chirping? summerschild Mar 2013 #9
LOL nadinbrzezinski Mar 2013 #10
Hubby's quick! summerschild Mar 2013 #14
Yup, and he could keep 'em coming nadinbrzezinski Mar 2013 #15
Very cool malaise Mar 2013 #11
A light story now and again... nadinbrzezinski Mar 2013 #12
Absolutely! The day after we adopted our Rescue Lab we had her micro-chipped. 11 Bravo Mar 2013 #13
What a cutie-pie! Aerows Mar 2013 #16
When I was a kid we had a parakeet that would ride on our head as we tricycled about. AnotherDreamWeaver Mar 2013 #17
Tuky (a cockatiel) only said his name nadinbrzezinski Mar 2013 #18
My cockatiel, Spencer Aerows Mar 2013 #19
Tuky died at the young age of 23 nadinbrzezinski Mar 2013 #20
Many years ago, I looked out the window OnyxCollie Mar 2013 #21
Pretty and smart too locks Mar 2013 #22
Wow!! stuntcat Mar 2013 #23
Cool! Nt xchrom Mar 2013 #24
Not sure but I think my partner had me chipped rhett o rick Mar 2013 #25


(154,021 posts)
10. LOL
Mon Mar 11, 2013, 03:38 PM
Mar 2013

No, but the parents could have found the kid faster if they just followed the tweets. (My hubby)



(154,021 posts)
15. Yup, and he could keep 'em coming
Mon Mar 11, 2013, 03:52 PM
Mar 2013

We also have two conures, who were very clingy after the morning's small quake, so bird related jokes can be fun.

11 Bravo

(23,926 posts)
13. Absolutely! The day after we adopted our Rescue Lab we had her micro-chipped.
Mon Mar 11, 2013, 03:46 PM
Mar 2013

(And great story about the parakeet!)


(2,850 posts)
17. When I was a kid we had a parakeet that would ride on our head as we tricycled about.
Mon Mar 11, 2013, 03:55 PM
Mar 2013

Don't recall what happened to that bird, but later we had a cocateal that we tried to teach to talk. Never had any luck, but when we went on a two month vacation we gave the bird to some family friends. When we came back from vacation and visited the friends it would say hello and mention my sisters name.



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19. My cockatiel, Spencer
Mon Mar 11, 2013, 03:59 PM
Mar 2013

only ever said MY name, for some odd reason. He was a very special little guy. I had him for about 12 years.



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20. Tuky died at the young age of 23
Mon Mar 11, 2013, 04:01 PM
Mar 2013

His "brother" cookie still misses him and grieved for him. Cookie is a Nanday.



(9,958 posts)
21. Many years ago, I looked out the window
Mon Mar 11, 2013, 04:21 PM
Mar 2013

to see a parakeet bopping around in the snow. I had another parakeet at the time, so I brought him in and got him his own cage.

He wouldn't have lasted long in the winter.

Habirdi (Hi, birdie) lived with us for a long time.


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22. Pretty and smart too
Mon Mar 11, 2013, 04:49 PM
Mar 2013

I lived in a small apartment in Denver with my parakeet Anna Purna. When I had guests they had to sleep in the living room. One night a friend had to get up to go to the bathroom; when he heard Whatcha doin' pretty boy?" he about jumped out the window.

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