C3E2286D-A316-4C2B-9EBF-A3374E10B6D3A search for the owner of an African Grey Parrot has been launched, after being found at the school of engineering at Cardiff University.

The bird was found at the University’s Newport Road-based engineering school on Tuesday (6 March).

A microchip was found on the bird, who is now based at the Valley Vets surgery in Cardiff, but the chip – sadly – has not been registered; meaning the owner is unknown. Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it is an offence to release non-native birds into the wild, or allow them to escape.

Vets have been unable to confirm the gender of the parrot.

RSPCA Cymru has now launched an appeal for information in the hope the owner of the parrot can be found, and the bird be returned home.

Anyone claiming to own the parrot will need to provide proof that the bird belongs to them.

Gary Lucas, RSPCA animal collection officer, said: “This African Grey Parrot was found straying at Cardiff University’s school of engineering.

“The bird was taken to the Valley Vets practice in Cardiff, who have been looking after the parrot, who is doing fine. We’re now just eager to see this bird returned safely home.

“While the parrot was chipped, sadly the microchip isn’t registered. We’re now appealing to the public to help us find the owner. Our inspectorate appeal line can be reached on 0300 123 8018.

“Anyone claiming to be the owner of the parrot will need to provide proof that this beautiful animal belongs to them.”

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