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3 May 2016
11:56 am

Beloved pet parrot rescued in George

CNS reporter

African Grey parrots are also known to live for up to 60 years in captivity.

Toothless, the African Grey Parrot from George who was rescued by firefighters and community members recently. Photo: George Herald.

Firefighters and community members in George, in the Western Cape, went on a rescue mission on Friday, to save a two-year-old African Grey parrot named Toothless.

Toothless was rescued after he was spotted in the top of a tree behind the local library. He had disappeared from his home in the Wilderness Heights area earlier that week, George Herald reported.

His owner, Landi Engelbrecht, along with friends and family, braved a cold and rainy day to rescue the beloved bird.

“We are thankful to the community of George, the municipality, fire rescue services and the George Library for all their support.”

“Toothless is now back at home, he is eating and he is warm. I was very worried about him,” said Elgelbrecht.

African Grey parrots are the most popular avian pets on account of their ability to mimic human speech patterns. They are also known to live for up to 60 years in captivity.

– Caxton News Service