At 92 years old, Bonnie the parrot was living out her years looking out from her front porch perch in Seagoville. That was until someone stole the bird and her cage Thursday afternoon.
"To know that somebody had the gall to just walk up on the porch and take off with her like that," said owner Kathy Gardner. "She's worth more than what money can buy, but her value is up to $1,500."
Bonnie is a bright green parrot with yellow markings, with a personality that is just as loud as her coloring.
"She's perky," Gardner laughed. "She'll see someone walking down the street and whistle and get you in trouble!"
Bonnie was outside on the porch as usual in the Dallas suburb Thursday afternoon when someone stole her.
"Has to be one of the first," Seagoville Police Chief Ray Calverley said. "It's not your normal reported theft."
The crime is so unique that the police report form that asked for "make" and "model" of stolen item was filled in with "unknown".
"Our forms are not really conducive to reporting a stolen parrot," Chief Calverley said.
"To others this may be just a bird," Calverley said. "But to these folks, it's a member of their family and they really would like to have it back."
"I feel sad," said 10-year-old Charlie, who said the family bird liked him best. "I feel something is going to happen to her and she's going to die."
Parrots can live to be about 100 years old.
The family is offering a $500 reward for Bonnie's safe return.