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Dragon Deborah Meaden exits Billy+Margot as firm announces partnership with The Company of Animals
PetQuip announces finalists for its prestigious Awards
Speculation over future of online pet retailers
‘Entry level’ brand DogStar launched by makers of Animology
Beaphar pledge donations to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
New vet squad on a mission to protect vulnerable pets
Two UK pet owners to launch Natural Dog Conference
Pets Corner vouch to pay suppliers within 14 days of invoice
New pet shop to open in Ripon
Wolverhampton pet shop gets new owner
Pet sitter retires from ‘the loveliest job in the world'
£2,000 parrot stolen from Cheshire pet shop
PDSA vets save dog with ‘football-sized’ tumour
Pooch & Mutt launches New Puppy Development Pocket Pack
Wildlife World donate products to support two TV gardening shows
Peterborough business chief in 73-mile walk for dog rescue charity
Pet shop burglar jailed for three years
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£2,000 parrot stolen from Cheshire pet shop
Police are seeking a parrot worth £2,000 that was stolen from a Cheshire pet shop in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

An offender threw a wheelie bin through the double glazed window of Timperley Aquatics in Stockport Road at around 3am on Tuesday, August 4.

They entered the store and then threw an empty lizard terrarium through a 6ftx4 ft glass aviary containing ‘Baby’ – an 8-year-old green winged macaw.

The female bird, whose actual name is ‘Charlie’, is a well know feature at the shop, known as ‘Baby’ for its habit of saying ‘hello baby’ to greet customers.

“It’s a targeted attack. They have known exactly what they’re going for. Baby is worth around £2000,” said pet shop manager Graham Ralston, who has helped hand rear the bird.

“There’s glass everywhere and feathers scattered all over the place. She must have put up quite a struggle. All her tail feathers have been pulled out.”

Green winged macaws can live until sixty years old. They are highly intelligent and form lasting attachments with their owners.

“She’s a gorgeous parrot. She’s going to be very stressed at the moment,” added Graham.

“We have a keypad lock on the door and there are signs they’ve tried to jimmy open that before throwing the bin.
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