Is this your pet budgie? Sprowston children’s mission to find owner of ‘chatty’ bird that landed in their school
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Children are on a mission to find the owners of a 'chatty' budgerigar after the colourful bird stole into school.
The drama began at Cecil Gowing Infant School on Falcon Road West, Sprowston, on Friday.
Two parents spotted the bright bird in the flower beds at the front of the school at 8.50am before it was put in a box and kept in the Bumblebee classroom.
The bird, which is six inches in height and has a bright green body with a yellow head and a blue spot on its cheek, made a bid for freedom in the classroom for five minutes but is now happily chirping away in a large open cage.
Bumblebee class teacher Jenny Younghusband said her 30 students, aged six and seven, were planning to put out rehoming flyers around the surrounding streets and the nearby Tesco superstore on Blue Boar Lane.
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Mrs Younghusband said: 'The budgie is being taken care of and seems healthy.
'We are trying to find its owners. The budgie must belong to someone. It would be nice to get it back to its home because someone must be missing it.
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'If we do reunite the budgie with its owner it would be lovely to keep in touch and find out how it is doing.'
The bird cage was moved into the school library on the day it was discovered and at the weekend it was looked after by teaching assistant Paula Robinson who has a pet parrot.
While it is being looked after by the school it will go home with staff at weekends.
Mrs Younghusband added the budgie was nervous when it was initially rescued but said the animal was now happy and 'quite chatty'.
'I have never seen a budgie that close-up before. It is beautiful.
'We have not named it because it doesn't belong to us.
'The children love animals and they are interested in taking care of the budgie. A lot of them have never seen a bird like that before.'
If you are the owner contact the school on 01603 429564 or email email@example.com