African grey parrot found in Falkland

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THE Scottish SPCA is seeking the owner of a friendly African grey parrot found in north east Fife.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was contacted by an employee of Pillars of Hercules Farm Shop in Falkland, who spotted the bird in a tree on Sunday.

Now nicknamed Dexter, the parrot is being cared for at the charity’s Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Balerno.

Animal rescue officer Robyn Gray said: “The lady who called us had spotted Dexter in a tree and was worried he’d be attacked by another bird so she managed to pick him up and contain him until I arrived.

“Despite being a bit frightened when he was found, he’s a really friendly and hand tame bird, so there’s probably a worried owner out there looking for him.

“Dexter does have a ring on his leg, but unfortunately this doesn’t hold any information about who owns him.

“Hopefully someone will recognise Dexter and we’ll soon be returning this lovely parrot home.”

Anyone who recognises Dexter is being asked to call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.