Wandering parrot safely home

Parrot Coco with owner Joanne Hope.
Parrot Coco with owner Joanne Hope.

A MISSING parrot which got its owner into a right flap has been found safe and well.

Joanne Hope was left beside herself with worry when her beloved African grey parrot Coco flew out of her front door on Sunday, as reported by the Mail yesterday.

But yesterday morning the 34-year-old, who is married to car salesman Ian Hope, 37,- got the news she had been waiting for when a friend who works at residential home Robinson House, off Park Lane, in Easington, phoned her to say her feathered friend had been found.

Housewife Joanne, of Hazel Crescent, Easington, said: “My friend who works at the home rang to say Coco had landed on the caretaker’s shoulder!

“She must have been starving to do that.

“They put her in a shed and gave her some orange and a drink of water. I was so shocked when she rang, I was delighted.

“When we went to get her she knew us straight away and jumped on us and asked for a love.

“She was stone cold and starving bless her.”

She added: “I’m going to take her to the vets to be checked over and then hopefully nothing like this will ever happen again.

“I’d also just like to say a big thanks to the caretaker at the home, we really appreciate it.”