Have you seen Truman? No, not the movie; the semi-famous parrot of Bensonhurst.
The cape parrot who served as the understudy for the star of The Late Show with David Letterman segment “Stupid Pet Tricks” is now missing. The Daily News reports:
Bensonhurst bird trainer Michael Sazhin said Truman, one of three parrots he has owned for years, flew the coop around 11 a.m. during a walk in a Bensonhurst park near 16th Ave.
Sazhin, 27, has been circling the neighborhood and calling out the name of his beloved parrot, but he made an urgent appeal to any fellow bird-lovers who might lend a wing.
As well as searching the neighborhood, Sazhin is also shown in a YouTube video, (above) where he seems distraught and his usual trim beard seems to have been neglected.
Sazhin has made a name for himself by producing many parrot training instructions. He has many training videos on YouTube and a site for those who share an interest in parrots. He also published a book called The Parrot Wizards’ Guide to Well-Behaved Parrots, which delves into the intricacies and subtleties of parrot keeping.
We can’t help but wonder if the parrot wizard has an entry on making your parrot disappear, ’cause he appears to have nailed that trick.
Sazhin is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone who finds and returns Truman. You can reach Sazhin at (917) 318-6394.