West Midlands: Missing parrot rescued with bag of Wotsits | British News

Nursing home manager Karen Godwin with her parrot Mango, a bag of Wotsits and mango in a pine tree.

Nursing home manager Karen Godwin’s parrot Mango got stuck in a pine tree (Images: SWNS)

A missing parrot refused to come home until she was offered some wotsits – proof that a good snack can fix almost anything.

Mango the macaw was startled when a thunderstorm struck during a storm on Sunday afternoon.

She was airlifted from the stables at The Willows care home in Great Barr, north of Birmingham, where she lives with manager Karen Godwin, 52, who was “distraught” with concern.

Karen and her family spent all night putting up posters and all Monday driving around looking for mango.

“Two days went by and I had a nervous breakdown and cried because I had given up hope of seeing her again,” Karen said.

“We had had so much rain and we knew it was going to be wet and cold. I wasn’t sure she would know how to eat in the wild, so we assumed the worst.”

But later Tuesday, they heard Mango shout “hello” from a spot 50 feet up atop a nearby pine tree.

Karen Godwin and Mango the parrot.

Karen Godwin was desperate to find her beloved parrot when she went missing (Image: SWNS)

Climb the parrot up a tree.

Mango had perched on a pine tree at a height of about 15 meters (Image: SWNS)

Firefighters were called to rescue Mango, but their ladders weren’t high enough to reach them.

During the frantic search, arborist Nathan McKane spotted Karen’s posts about the situation on social media.

He went to help and found Mango screeching in a tree two blocks from his home.

“I was told it was quite friendly, but when I got up there it didn’t seem to want to come down well at all,” Nathan said.

Local arborist Nathan McKane and the parrot Mango.

Tree surgeon Nathan McKane managed to snag Mango with some Wotsits (Image: SWNS)

Mango the parrot.

Obviously, Mango values ​​a good snack (Image: SWNS)

Karen said: “One of the bin men had a packet of Wotsits and I knew she had a liking for them.” You could see her excitement when they were opened.

‘You could hear her say ‘please’ as she opened the wotsits as I always ask ‘where are your manners?’ when she wants a treat.’

It wasn’t until Nathan offered Mango some wotsits that she got close enough for him to grab her by the backs of her feathers and hug her to his shirt.

“I got pecked to death and had to superglue my finger back together, but I was happy to help,” he said.

Karen added, “I can’t thank Nathan enough or explain how I felt when he presented me with Mango — it’s such a wonderful ending.”

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Justin Scaccy

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