Devastated Children Reunited with their Cockatiel Bird, Thanks to a TLS Instagram Post [VIDEO]

Last night, a Lakewood family’s pet cockatiel bird flew out the door of their Chestnut area home – leaving the children devastated.

Their mother reached out to TLS, asking if we could post a picture of it, should anyone spot it – being that the bird was young and unable to fly too far.

We posted it this morning on our Instagram page (see the post below).

This afternoon, a Toms River woman walking out of her home with her cleaning lady spotted the bird on their lawn. The cleaning lady mentioned that the bird belonged to someone, so she placed it in a box, and a picture of it was posted on the neighborhood chat. Immediately, she got a bunch of messages stating that this was the bird posted on The Lakewood Scoop.

The finder reached out to TLS, and we immediately arranged for the owner to pick it up.

About a half hour later, the bird was safely back home.

“Thank you thank you! I think I was as devastated as the kids,” the owner wrote. “Celebrations going on here!!”

Watch the video below as the bird is brought back home.


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  1. That is so wonderful! You should just know you can have the birds flight wing clipped ( It does not hurt the animal and it grows back, and no its only one specific feather not the wings;) So it can fly to high or far.

  2. B’H it was returned, but let’s not use the term “Devastated” over a pet bird.
    Let’s be mechanech our children (& ourselves) not to “Devastated” by losing a replaceable toy.
    Incidentally, The Sefer Chassidim states that having a pet bird in your home brings to Aniyus (poverty). Many Yidden avoid having a pet bird for this reason.

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