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Update Found!! Very Special Gray Parrot Missing from H Street, NE

by Prince Of Petworth December 21, 2015 at 10:05 am 12 Comments



“Thanks to PoPville, when we saw a grey parrot on our front steps this morning, we knew exactly who she was and who to contact. Happy to report the parrot and owner have been reunited!”

From OP:

“hey all! Cleo is back home!!! so unbelievably relieved. She was sitting on 816 i’s front porch fence and I am at 802 i! just a spit’s away, rather than miles away, wow! It truly required the community’s eyes and ears to get Cleo back home safe and sound. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for all of your efforts!

Oh yes, im gonna start taking down all those rain-soaked flyers. To help speed up the re-beautification of our neighborhood, if theres one in front of your home, you might just as well go ahead and remove it”

Cheers and happy warm December!”

A reader passes on this sad tale – please keep your eyes peeled!

“Cleo suddenly flew away at midnight and I cannot find her. She flew onto my head and then off when I opened the back door, flew towards the direction of 7th st between I and K. I live at 800 [block] i [Street, NE].

I am deaf and unable to hear her vocalizations. I am told she only makes coughing or microwave beep sounds. She actually uses sign language to communicate with me. She loves grapes and macaroni. She’s shy but would most likely come to someone for help. Please let me know, I will be thankful for any tips or leads! Text me at 202 351 9830 or call me (via relay) 202 540 8595.

  • Lisa

    I hope you find your friend soon. I imagine you have a very special relationship with him. Praying for you.

  • kbm

    How does a parrot sign? Thankfully the weather is unseasonably warm.

    • Anon

      Via body movement – same way as humans and other animals.

  • Anon H st

    Will be on the lookout! Hopefully Cleo finds her way home soon.

  • textdoc

    Wow, a parrot that can sign? That’s pretty cool — hoping that Cleo is found soon.

  • Anon

    I hope that he doesn’t come by my parts as I’m not that close to H st, but I’ll keep my eyes and ears peeled! Here’s hoping he returns soon!

  • wdc

    I once found a parakeet in Columbia Heights that had come from near AU, and reunited it with its people. It had been gone from home for about four days. So don’t lose hope!

  • anon

    In a crappy mood so I came to check in for an update. So happy you found your little guy!

    • +1. Excellent news, and just in time for Christmas!

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  • TM

    This makes me so happy – I was so worried about Cleo. I’m so glad that the neighbors were able to spot her and reunite her with her owner!

  • sharon

    congratulations on being reunited with your pet! Nothing worse than having one missing from home!


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