Have you seen this pasta-loving lost cockatiel in Welwyn Garden City?

PUBLISHED: 19:01 21 February 2018 | UPDATED: 19:19 21 February 2018

Merlin is a friendly bird who will respond to his name if called. Picture: Jade Parker

Merlin is a friendly bird who will respond to his name if called. Picture: Jade Parker

Jade Parker

Merlin’s owners are offering a £100 reward for his safe return after their much-loved bird flew away from home.

Merlin has been missing since yesterday. Picture: Jade Parker Merlin has been missing since yesterday. Picture: Jade Parker

His owner, Jade Parker, has put out calls on social media to help find the exotic bird, who has been missing from his home in Haldens since 12pm yesterday.

Much-loved Merlin, who is a cinnamon pearl cockatiel with a penchant for pasta, was last spotted in the Mundells area, but has not yet come home.

He has also been spotted, and heard singing, in numerous other locations.

Jade has notified all local vets and pet shops.

Bird's best friend - Merlin with a canine companion. Picture: Jade Parker Bird's best friend - Merlin with a canine companion. Picture: Jade Parker

She has asked anyone who wants to help to keep a close eye on their gardens, and to leave out water and seeds for him, to help encourage him to stay in the area.

She said: “He responds to whistles and his name being called. He’s very friendly.”

In case he is sighted, Jade advised: “It would be best to talk calmly to him and even if he flies away I’d appreciate knowing, so I can search the general vicinity he is in.

“Please help me get my bird back.”

If you have seen him, contact merlinsightings@gmail.com.

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