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Search for owners of missing parakeet

PUBLISHED: 15:00 10 January 2010 | UPDATED: 07:20 02 July 2010

Breakfast the Indian ringnecked parakeet.

Breakfast the Indian ringnecked parakeet.

Ed Foss

This is Breakfast, an Indian ring neck parakeet found, caught and now being looked after by a couple near Aylsham.

This is Breakfast, an Indian ring neck parakeet found, caught and now being looked after by a couple near Aylsham.

But the male bird's real name is a mystery, as are the identities of his owners.

George and Jane Bell, who live on a farm in the parish of Erpingham, but away from the main village, have been looking after the parakeet since before Christmas and he is lively and well, but they have so far been unable to work out where he came from.

Having asked around locally, the Bells were advised there may have been some posters on telegraph poles reporting the loss of a parakeet sometime in the middle or latter parts of last year.

“Opinions about when those posters were up range from August to October,” said Mr Bell.

“But all of the notices have disappeared or disintegrated so we have no idea where to turn.

“He didn't seem to be in particularly good shape when he was first found, but he is much better now and seems in good health.”

The bird has been nicknamed Breakfast because when the Bells first took him in, their Siamese cat sat and watched him intently for hours on end.

“We joked that the cat was thinking 'that's my next breakfast!',” said Mr Bell.

Mr Bell said they were keen to track down the true owner of the bird, but if they were unable to do so they would be happy to keep him.

Anyone who can identify the owner can contact the Bells on 01263 761241.

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