Bebo, the Eclectus parrot waits for its partner Missy
Thrissur: ‘ Missy, come back soon…. Your dear Bebo is eagerly waiting for your return’, Bebo, an Eclectus parrot might be chanting these words in its mind after its partner Missy, another parrot, went missing.
Missy and Bebo are the pet birds of Haneefa, a native of Aranattukara here. Though Missy used to fly around the house, it never went too far from there, Unfortunately, one day Missy flew away and disappeared right before the eyes of its master.
Haneefa purchased the exotic bird Missy one and a half years ago from Chennai. He brought it home as a gift to his son Mahir on his birthday. Mahir who is a degree student at Mannuthy Veterinary University is fond of rearing birds. Six months ago, Haneefa purchased Bebo, another Eclectus bird as a mate for Missy.
Haneefa and family have been looking after the birds as their family members.
Whenever the family gathers for breakfast at the dining table, Missy and Bebo used to rush towards them for their share of food.
Missy, the exotic parrot belongs to the rare breed called Eclectus. Female and male Eclectus parrots will have different colours. Missy is in red with a blue border while Bebo is in green with a red border.
“I hope Missy’s unique colour will help us to trace her,” said Haneefa.
Meanwhile, Haneefa received a phone call informing him that Missy was found near Kottekkad Kalari temple on the other day. Though Haneefa rushed to the spot, he failed to find the bird there.