Canton of St. Gallen“My cat brought me a parrot at 3 a.m.”
A resident of Diepoldsau (SG) must have noticed, in the middle of the night, that her cat had caught a strange bird. Safe and sound, it was returned to its owner.
A woman was awakened a week ago by a strange noise in Diepoldsau, in the canton of Saint-Gall. When the 42-year-old from Switzerland was finally able to locate the source of the commotion, she was left speechless. “When I saw our cat Cookie at 3 a.m. with a parrot in her mouth, I thought I was starting to go crazy,” the 40-year-old jokes. Seeing its owner, the cat would immediately let go of the parrot.
The tropical bird is what is called a “lovebird” or, in French, an “inseparable”. The Saint-Galloise barely managed to catch the parrot. “When I picked up the bird, Cookie bit me. I then made sure the parrot was fine. Fortunately, I could not see any external injuries on the animal.
An improvised shelter
Given the time the scene played out, the 42-year-old had to improvise. “I put the parrot temporarily for the night in my bathroom, which was locked. The next morning, I immediately posted various ads, including on Facebook.
In the meantime, she and her daughter would have taken care of the bird. “We have chickens nearby. We fed the parrot with mealworms so that he could regain his strength, ”explains the Saint-Galloise. Thanks to the advertisements, the owner of the inseparable could be found the same day.
The bird, originally from Madagascar, probably escaped from a neighbour’s aviary. “My daughter has returned the little runaway to the care of his owner.” He would have been very happy to see their parrot come home.