‘Raymond’ the cockatiel returns to Hemel Hempstead home after month-long hiatus... in Berkhamsted

This AWOL cockatiel, named Raymond by staff at St John's veterinary surgery in Berkhamsted, has been reunited with his owners.

This AWOL cockatiel, named Raymond by staff at St John's veterinary surgery in Berkhamsted, has been reunited with his owners.

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A Hemel Hempstead family in a flap after six of their beloved cockatiels went missing are stunned to have had three of the birds rescued – one from as far away as Berkhamsted.

The Pound family from Warners End were reunited with two of their pets when they were handed in to Barton Lodge Veterinary Centre on Midland Road soon after their escape. Now a third has been discovered near Bridgewater School in Berkhamsted’s Bridle Way – almost a month later.

Ruth Pound with one of two missing cockatiels recovered by Barton Lodge Veterinary Centre. A third was found in Berkhamsted.
Ruth Pound with one of two missing cockatiels recovered by Barton Lodge Veterinary Centre. A third was found in Berkhamsted.

Owner and principal vet at St John’s Veterinary Surgery, who took in the chatty bird and named him Raymond, said: “He was a lovely, friendly cockatiel and a delight to have in the surgery, but his owners were absolutely to delighted to have him back. Cockatiels are resilient birds and we have had mild weather recently, so I am not surprised he could survive on his own this long.”

 

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