first_imgJoey the parrot before he made his dash for freedom!The owner of a parrot who fled to freedom is hoping he will talk his way back to the safety of his home.Five year old African Grey parrot Joey managed to open his own cage at his home in Letterkenny and flew to freedom.But heartbroken owner Graham Russell is hopeful his beloved bird can talk his way back to his home in Carnamuggah at Mountain Top. Graham revealed that Joey can hold a full conversation and hopes someone will hear him out chatting in the wild.“He is a very clever bird. Not only can he repeat and hold conversations but he also speaks in accents.“I lived in Cork so he can do a Cork accent but he also mimics my Donegal accent.“If he hears people talking he will mimic then and I’m hoping he can be found,” saidGraham. Joey went missing on Saturday night last when he opened his own cage and flew to freedom.Owner Graham had previously had he bird’s wings clipped and was as shocked as anyone when Joey ok flight.“I though he would only skirt along the ground but I was shocked when he took to the sky. He was gone in seconds. I’m heartbroken. That bird is like a child to me,” he said.Graham and friends hav ben out calling for Joey all weekend but to no avail.The heartbroken bird-lover said he now fears the worst. “We have been everywhere calling out to him but we have heard nothing. He can look after himself and can be quite aggressive so I don’t think other birds like crows would bother him too much.“The problem he’ll have is food. He’ll eat away at the bark of trees but that will only last him up to four days or so.“After that he could starve,” admitted Graham.Joey’s favourite sayings are “Hello Joey’ and “Get out of that.’ Graham says that if anybody comes across his beloved bird they can chat to him and can pick him up as he is very friendly.“I paid €700 for him but he’s worth a lot more than that because he can chat so much. But I don’t care about the money.“He’s priceless to me because I have him so long and I just love him as a pet,” he added.SEARCH ON AS JOEY THE TALKING PARROT MAKES FLIGHT FOR FREEDOM! was last modified: September 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:birdFreedomletterkennyparrolast_img read more