POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE: May 12, 2:15 p.m. The Pocatello McKee's pet store announced on Tuesday that a stolen baby bird had been returned to the store.
The Red Sun Conure went missing on Saturday evening. McKee's does not have security footage and did not yet file a police report.
But thanks to the public getting the word out (and more than 2,000 shares on Facebook), the bird was returned to the store in good condition.
Travis Brasher, the owner of McKee's, was worried for the birds health because it is too young to feed itself and is on a special diet.
A baby bird was taken from the Pocatello McKee's Pet, Garden, and Feed Center on Saturday night.
Travis Brasher, the owner of the store, said he noticed the missing bird before the store closed for the day.
"I saw them at about 7:15 (p.m.) and went to feed them at 8 o'clock and one of them was gone," Brasher said.
Two baby Red Sun Conures were perched inside the store when Brasher believes the youngest of the two was stolen.
Brasher is worried for the well-being of the bird because it's on a special diet. He's been hand-feeding the bird a special diet three times a day.
"Because it's not old enough to eat seeds on its own. So when they stole it, they didn't get that information that they needed to do that. If they try to feed it seeds, it's not old enough to do that yet," Brasher said.
This is the first time an animal like this has been stolen from McKee's in Pocatello, Brasher said. The store plans to file a police report on Monday.
Brasher is asking the person who allegedly stole the bird to return it to the store, no questions asked.
Anyone with information about the bird is asked to call (208) 317-1323.