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Owner of missing Rishton parrot appeals for help

THE owner of a rare parrot was left devastated after it was blown away by the wind.

Jonathan Martin, from Cliff Street in Rishton, was taking his beloved Illeger’s Macaw, Chuck, to a friend’s home.

The 24-year-old, who lives with his mother, said: “I was getting him in my car when he flew off.

“He tried to come back but a gust of wind took him.

“He panicked and just kept flying. He was last seen on Wednesday between 3.30pm and 4pm on the Conservative Club roof, before he flew off towards Great Harwood Road.

“He is really tame and would probably climb on anyone's hands if they approached him slowly.

“He loves sweets, which is naughty as he isn't meant to have them, but I sneak him one every now and again as a treat.”

Jonathan believes the five-year-old parrot, who is green with blue wings and a maroon tail, doesn’t like to fly often, could be in a garden waiting to be found.

He has put up flyers, posted leaflets through doors and launched a social media campaign in a bid to find Chuck.

Jonathan said he has been left devastated - and his other parrot, African Grey Dexi, has also been left upset.

He said: “He is like my son and I am missing him so much I can't even put it into words.

“I’m completely lost and don't know what to do with myself. It’s just don't feel right without him, and is so quiet.

“He normally says ‘ello’ as I enter my room.”

Jonathan said the birds had their own room in the house and were usually given the free roam of the home.

He said: “They are messy but that comes with the territory. They can fly straight from their room to my room.”

“Chuck is a really friendly character and is so playful. Dexi is quite calm and likes a cuddle.

“But Chuck always wants to play.”

Anybody with information can call Jonathan on 07515 494 187, or email jmartin256@gmail.com.

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7:23pm Sat 8 Feb 14

rover95 says...

Who's a pretty booyyyyyyyyya whoosh,
Who's a pretty booyyyyyyyyya whoosh, rover95
  • Score: -4

8:39pm Sat 8 Feb 14

denidenideni says...

This has to be April 1st come early
LET your reporting of news is second to none?
You should get an award for this, unbelievable.
This has to be April 1st come early LET your reporting of news is second to none? You should get an award for this, unbelievable. denidenideni
  • Score: -11

9:45pm Sat 8 Feb 14

full moon says...

Next time take the friend to the parrot. It seems the commonsense thing to do to me!!
Next time take the friend to the parrot. It seems the commonsense thing to do to me!! full moon
  • Score: -3

12:16am Sun 9 Feb 14

Jmartin256 says...

Just wanted to say that it's my parrot was blown away and pass on my thanks to the telegraph and everyone who has helped spread the word and looked for Chuck. I have received much more support from people offering help and stories of hope than I could of asked for, so thank you it means a lot. On the bright side of this horrible situation it's nice to know that good people are still out there.

As usual the Internet is full of trolls, I'm well aware of how stupid I was and in hindsight could of done things differently or even not at all, I was over confident and now I'm paying for it more than words can describe. he has never flown off me before, in the house or otherwise, he clings to me like a new born to its mother, something must of startled

So I'd like to ask that before anyone else comments with their... Less than helpful comments to think more about keeping their eyes and ears open for Chuck and how they would feel if one of their family were missing than how stupid I am because I'm well well aware.

Thanks again to everyone who is keeping an eye and an ear open for Chuck and spreading the word.

The paper didn't mention it but there is a cash reward for his safe return

Jonathan
Just wanted to say that it's my parrot was blown away and pass on my thanks to the telegraph and everyone who has helped spread the word and looked for Chuck. I have received much more support from people offering help and stories of hope than I could of asked for, so thank you it means a lot. On the bright side of this horrible situation it's nice to know that good people are still out there. As usual the Internet is full of trolls, I'm well aware of how stupid I was and in hindsight could of done things differently or even not at all, I was over confident and now I'm paying for it more than words can describe. he has never flown off me before, in the house or otherwise, he clings to me like a new born to its mother, something must of startled So I'd like to ask that before anyone else comments with their... Less than helpful comments to think more about keeping their eyes and ears open for Chuck and how they would feel if one of their family were missing than how stupid I am because I'm well well aware. Thanks again to everyone who is keeping an eye and an ear open for Chuck and spreading the word. The paper didn't mention it but there is a cash reward for his safe return Jonathan Jmartin256
  • Score: 20

11:23am Sun 9 Feb 14

Bat E Karen says...

I hope you find him soon. I have parrots and know how attached you get to them - they become part of your family.
I hope you find him soon. I have parrots and know how attached you get to them - they become part of your family. Bat E Karen
  • Score: 8

1:28pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Stone Island: says...

Jmartin256 wrote:
Just wanted to say that it's my parrot was blown away and pass on my thanks to the telegraph and everyone who has helped spread the word and looked for Chuck. I have received much more support from people offering help and stories of hope than I could of asked for, so thank you it means a lot. On the bright side of this horrible situation it's nice to know that good people are still out there.

As usual the Internet is full of trolls, I'm well aware of how stupid I was and in hindsight could of done things differently or even not at all, I was over confident and now I'm paying for it more than words can describe. he has never flown off me before, in the house or otherwise, he clings to me like a new born to its mother, something must of startled

So I'd like to ask that before anyone else comments with their... Less than helpful comments to think more about keeping their eyes and ears open for Chuck and how they would feel if one of their family were missing than how stupid I am because I'm well well aware.

Thanks again to everyone who is keeping an eye and an ear open for Chuck and spreading the word.

The paper didn't mention it but there is a cash reward for his safe return

Jonathan
I hope he turns up Jonathan.
[quote][p][bold]Jmartin256[/bold] wrote: Just wanted to say that it's my parrot was blown away and pass on my thanks to the telegraph and everyone who has helped spread the word and looked for Chuck. I have received much more support from people offering help and stories of hope than I could of asked for, so thank you it means a lot. On the bright side of this horrible situation it's nice to know that good people are still out there. As usual the Internet is full of trolls, I'm well aware of how stupid I was and in hindsight could of done things differently or even not at all, I was over confident and now I'm paying for it more than words can describe. he has never flown off me before, in the house or otherwise, he clings to me like a new born to its mother, something must of startled So I'd like to ask that before anyone else comments with their... Less than helpful comments to think more about keeping their eyes and ears open for Chuck and how they would feel if one of their family were missing than how stupid I am because I'm well well aware. Thanks again to everyone who is keeping an eye and an ear open for Chuck and spreading the word. The paper didn't mention it but there is a cash reward for his safe return Jonathan[/p][/quote]I hope he turns up Jonathan. Stone Island:
  • Score: 6

1:34pm Sun 9 Feb 14

HarryBosch says...

Jonathan says 'he's completely lost' - (not as lost as Chuck is) and he's put up 'flyers' - Can't help but laugh at the wording used ha ha.
On a more serious note though Jonathan, I have had a look around my area this morning. No surprise though that I didn't see it. Will keep looking whenever I'm out, simply because I understand how upsetting it is. Good luck with the search, but if it's as friendly as you say then someone has probably found it but hasn't seen the article yet.
Jonathan says 'he's completely lost' - (not as lost as Chuck is) and he's put up 'flyers' - Can't help but laugh at the wording used ha ha. On a more serious note though Jonathan, I have had a look around my area this morning. No surprise though that I didn't see it. Will keep looking whenever I'm out, simply because I understand how upsetting it is. Good luck with the search, but if it's as friendly as you say then someone has probably found it but hasn't seen the article yet. HarryBosch
  • Score: 0

8:43am Tue 11 Feb 14

woolywords says...

It's an inside job, where Chuck and Dexi have cooked up a scheme, to get more sweets, by splitting the reward money.
I'd see the pair of them caged, when Chuck is caught!

(Can't wait for this to be on Crimewatch.)
It's an inside job, where Chuck and Dexi have cooked up a scheme, to get more sweets, by splitting the reward money. I'd see the pair of them caged, when Chuck is caught! (Can't wait for this to be on Crimewatch.) woolywords
  • Score: -1

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