Family desperate to find missing disabled parrot

SAN ANTONIO-- A San Antonio family is searching for their disabled pet parrot they say is in great peril after flying away from their north-side home six days ago.

"Hobbes," a 36-year-old Red-lored amazon parrot with one leg, has been missing since September 13. Her owner, Dodge Engleman, said that because she's been a domesticated bird for her entire life, and only has one leg, it is not likely she would survive long in the wild.

But Engleman said he is hopeful that Hobbes found another family since she is a friendly bird used to human interaction. "She's not afraid of people. She might hop onto someone's finger if they put it out there," said Engleman.

Engleman and his wife, Lorna, got Hobbes in Panama 36 years ago as a nestling. She has been a part of the family since. "We never had any kids," said Engleman. "So she is like our child."

Engleman said that Hobbes escaped during her morning routine of sunbathing outside of their home in the Inwood community at Bitters and Huebner. When he went to remove her from her outside cage, she slipped away and flew off.

Sadly, Engleman said that Hobbes was unable to find her way back home.

Engleman said Hobbes responds to "Baby Bird." If you have seen her, please message KENS 5, or call the family at 210-415-1038.

(© 2016 KENS)


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