• Go around the neighbourhood of its last seen location and call the bird’s name as it may respond. Listen out for its call. If you have a recording of its call, you may try playing it too.
  • If your bird has flown off from a height, if possible get your family member to monitor its location from a height while you go downstairs to look for it. This is so you won’t lose track of where your bird has flown to.
  • Place items your bird is familiar with near the window it has flown off. If you have other pet birds, place them near the window so your bird might hear their calls. You can also bring your other pet birds down to try to call for it.
  • If your bird has flown to a very tall tree, try to go up to a nearby block and call it. Birds may be afraid to descend since they are not used to the height.
  • If the sun has set, please wake up really early the next morning and return to the same area to look for your bird.
  • Call the SPCA and describe your lost pet to them. This is in case someone finds your bird and calls SPCA. If it does happen, then SPCA will be aware and call you back.
  • You may also want to check with Jurong Bird Park in case someone has passed your bird to them.
  • Put up ads online, e.g. on Locanto and Gumtree.
  • Post it up on Stomp’s Lost and Found page, though you might get a lot of sarcastic comments, this will increase online visibility and make it easier for the person who found your bird to find you. http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/category/lost-found-pets
  • Join this page on Facebook: Lost & Found Birds SG
  • Print lots of posters and flyers. Put them up on places with more human traffic like the traffic light and bus-stops. The cleaners will take them down so do put them up daily. Slot the flyers into letter boxes.
  • Go to online pet forums and post your ad in their lost and found threads.
  • Check ST’s Classifieds section to see if anyone has found a bird and placed an ad.
  • Do offer a reward so that the person who found your bird would be more motivated to return it to you.
  • Don’t give up.