Somewhere someone is missing their Lovebird
ALTHOUGH a member of the parrot family, lovebirds don’t talk, so the lost bird handed into the Equipet Store, Dundalk Retail Park, hasn’t been able to give any clues to his owner.
The bird was handed into the store after being found in the open in Dundalk, says store manager Lucia Denny.
‘He’s a black masked lovebird,’ she explains. ‘We don’t sell that type but we’ve got others and we’ve taken a pair out and put them in a cage near him to keep him company.’
Lovebirds come are small parrots which mostly come from Africa and are popular as pets. They are usually kept in pairs.
‘ They don’t talk although they do squawk and mimic sounds,’ says Lucia.
Lovebirds are popular pets as they are smaller than other parrots, making them easier to keep.
‘People keep them in cages and sometimes let the out to fly, which is possibly what happened to this one,’ says Lucia. A Lovebird in The Equipet Store, Dundalk Retail Park and inset, Emma Devine from Equipet Store.
Anyone missing a lovebird should contact Equipet Store, Dundalk Retail Park, 042 9428088. Proof of ownership will be required.