One day we came home from school it was gone. We were told that when Grandma was changing its water bin earlier that day it made a bid for freedom.
My cousin was extremely sad for quite awhile.
Even after he was given a bunch of other birds, I remember as many as 9 at one point, he still didn't cheer up as much. Our dog went frantic with delight though, chasing them around the living room madly and was having the time of his life!