His wings hadn't been clipped in a while and they had grown back. Husband Guy had him on his shoulder and went outside to the back patio for just a few minutes. Suddenly, the little guy just took off and over the roof of two houses.
The guys spent over an hour looking for him. They couldn't hear him, so either he's too scared to chirp out or he just doesn't want to be found.
Husband Guy is pretty broken up about it. The bird was very special to him because Guai-Guai was the very last decision Grandma Jing-Tsun made on her own before her condition deteriorated for the last time. When we got him in October 2001, they told us that he was 3 months old. We decided that our wedding day was his birthday.
He's pulling up some pictures we took of Guai-Guai for a poster. We can only hope for the best. And if we don't find him, we're hoping that someone else does and takes him in, like Kaesha.