Lost parrot 'hails' a cab to find its way home

Mastering the art of hailing a cab can be tricky, but for one parrot, it comes easy.

Evie, an 11-year-old bird from the British town of Tamworth, was able to find its way home after squawking “hello” to a passing cab driver in the area.

The parrot disappeared from its owner’s home over Easter weekend and appeared distressed, the Tamworth Herald reported.

Taxi driver Pete Knight, from nearby Glascote, picked up Evie and then reached out to UK charity Problem Parrots.

“We had run an appeal on social media but it wasn't until [its owner] saw the article in the Herald that he got in touch with us,” Rebecca Hartill-Speak, lost and found officer for Problem Parrots UK, told the newspaper.

Evie’s owner, Peter Jackson, went to retrieve the bird last Sunday.

“Evie is doing really well, she's eating and happy – I'm so glad that she's home,” he said.

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