A beloved family pet went missing today and the family are offering a small reward for its safe return.

Mary is an African Grey parrot who flew out the door from a home in Mountain Top, Letterkenny.

Amanda Whoriskey said her children are inconsolable after the loss of the 8 month old parrot, who is in training and very shy.

Mary is grey with a red tail.

"We would appreciate if anyone could help us by keeping an eye out for him. He is very nervous and scared," said Amanda.

"If you can catch him, try put a blanket over him to catch him, or a box," she said.

"We miss him so much, he is our baby."

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