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Parrots Stolen From Long Beach, CA On August 2, 2011 Dennis Anderson came home from walking his dog and two of his beloved friends were taken from his porch in Long Beach, CA. He had a Blue and Gold Macaw, Tweety and a female Yellow-Naped Amazon, Jay Bird. He had had his feathered companions for 30 years. He kept them on the porch of his home for decades and never had an incident with anything happening to them.

Witnesses state that two Latino men in a black Lexus pulled up in front of his home and took the parrots. They had no regard to them, as they took parrots the men stuffed them in a sack. These men do not understand and people who steal parrots don’t realize it is like taking a child from someone. Mr. Anderson has had these parrots since he was a child and Jay Bird and Tweety were like a part of his family. Mr. Anderson would take Jay Bird and Tweety on his shoulder and walk around the Belmont Shore district in Long Beach. He would attract smiles and laughs from children and locals. He and the parrots was a fixture in the community.

These two parrots do bite and one hopes they will get chomped. They have their own individual personalities and good speaking talent. Jay Bird says phrases like “Oh baby, I am a bad boy” and can whistle songs. Tweety can say "Hello." They do not have identification tags or chip for identification. Jay Bird does have a bad left leg.

Mr. Anderson is in shock as these feathered friends had been with him for decades and he knew them like he would know his own children. They traveled well and accompanied him often and would take long trips with him. He also has two other Macaws, a Cockatoo and African Grey, he rescued after Katrina. Jay Bird and Tweety were the best behaved of the other four. Jay Bird and Tweety had lived with him longer than his own children, who left home.

I have three parrots and I can only imagine his despair and not knowing how they are being treated. It is devastating because they did not steal them to be pets. They stole Jay Bird and Tweety so they could sell them. The two men’s motive is simple greed and they took the opportunity to just do that. These two feathered friends are worth hundreds to a couple of thousand dollars. If anybody has information they are urged to call Long Beach, CA police at (562)570-5880.


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