Social media reunites man with his parrot


A Coralvillem Iowa man is reunited with his pet of 14 years, all thanks to his neighbors and a social networking site.

Marvin Fussell says Sunnybird, his parrot of 14 years is his “best friend” and sadly, that bond was almost broken. The two are new to the Coralville area and Sunnybird flew away recently, leaving Marvin devastated. Marvin thinks he lost his way home.

He says, “I couldn’t sleep. I would doze off and wake up and thinking I should go out and look for her but I had no idea where she would be, so I was just traumatized and overwhelmed.”

He had to find her.

“She depends on me to keep her fed but I depend on her for companionship,” Marvin says.

He posted on, a social networking website to keep neighbors connected. 36 hours later, he got word that Sunnybird might be at the Iowa City Animal Shelter, someone responded on the site saying they captured her and called police. Marvin was overwhelmed with emotion.

He says, “She’s home now and I am so happy. I can’t thank the website or the Iowa City Animal Shelter enough.”

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