The adventures of Carrot the Parrot! Cherry Hill parrot travels 100 miles from home and back

Warren, 8, and his parents Suzanne and Rob Ferland are ecstatic to have their pet bird back home after Carrot the Parrot went missing for almost two months.

News 12 Staff

Apr 1, 2022, 12:05 AM

Updated 806 days ago

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A beloved family pet is home safe after an adventure that took her almost 100 miles up state.
Warren, 8, and his parents Suzanne and Rob Ferland are ecstatic to have their pet bird back home after Carrot the Parrot went missing for almost two months.
On Feb. 7, Carrot flew out of her South Jersey home.
"We made up posters and hung them around the neighborhood," said Suzanne Ferland. "We kept calling around - put everything on Facebook on all lost and found sites."
Devastated but determined, the family did not give up on Carrot.
Six weeks after Carrot took off from Cherry Hill, she landed 90 miles away in Jersey City Heights. Kindergarten Teacher Sarah Watson saw the colorful bird on her balcony.
Watson says she was able to pick up Carrot and pet her. She called the Liberty Humane Society, who took Carrot in, while Watson took to social media. Just a few hours later Suzanne Ferland contacted Watson.
"I called Sarah I said I think you might have my bird. Can I send you pictures and videos and you tell me if it's her?" said Suzanne Ferland.
"Carrot's finder was very involved in this, really invested in trying to figure out where did this bird come from and how on earth can we get it back to the people who lost her," said Irene Borngraeber, executive director of Liberty Humane Society.
Animal welfare experts say it's a miracle that Carrot flew so far and survived the winter elements.
Carrot's family has started a Facebook fundraiser for the Liberty Humane Society to say thanks for taking care of Carrot.
While Carrot was missing, they got another bird named Pickles to keep her heartbroken friend Peas company.


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