Some­where some­one is miss­ing their Love­bird

The Argus - - NEWS -

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.

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