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Pup Brings Home And Nurses Parrot, Yearns For Bird In Its Now-Empty Cage

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on November 20, 2023

One ordinary day, an unlikely tale of friendship unfolded when a man took his daughter’s dog, Milo, for a walk. During their stroll, Milo found an injured bird, whom they later named Cracker.

Feeling compassion for the little creature, the man brought Cracker home, where Milo immediately took to his new feathered friend.


Despite being shaken up by his ordeal, Cracker found solace in Milo’s company. The dog stayed by the bird’s side all day long, offering comfort and protection. As Cracker’s wing healed, the family tried to give him the freedom to fly away, but the bird chose to stay with Milo instead.

Over time, their bond grew stronger. Cracker would sit next to Milo, who would try to lick him affectionately. Eventually, Cracker climbed down from his cage, and the two began to explore their home together. This marked the beginning of a beautiful friendship that transcended species.


Milo and Cracker were inseparable, with the bird often screaming whenever the dog was out of sight. Despite their size difference, they would play and cuddle together, with Milo being gentle enough not to hurt his smaller companion. They even shared a bed, although Cracker’s insistence on getting up close and personal would sometimes annoy Milo.

One fateful morning, however, Cracker flew away, leaving the family feeling bittersweet. While they wanted him to be free, they also missed the joy he brought to their lives. Milo was especially heartbroken, often crying and looking into the now-empty cage.


Two weeks passed, and the family discovered a Facebook post about a bird that had been found two suburbs over. They had hoped it was Cracker, and it turned out that it was! However, they were unsure if the bird would remember Milo. To their surprise and delight, the bird climbed down from the cage and immediately went to Milo, confirming that he hadn’t forgotten their beautiful bond.

The reunion was nothing short of miraculous, and Milo couldn’t contain his happiness. His smile stretched from ear to ear, and he couldn’t believe his friend had returned. The family was overjoyed as the incredible bond between Milo and Cracker was restored. Now, the duo is inseparable once again, like two peas in a pod.

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