Chieko, a blue and gold male Macaw and a gold female were taken after thieves broke into an aviary in the back garden of a home in Potton Road, Hilton, between 1.30am and 1.45am on Saturday (July 7). The female parrot was found in a car abandoned in March but the 15-year-old Macaw is still missing. Detective Constable Neil Gibbs said: These are much-loved pets and this incident has left their owners very distressed. I would appeal to anyone who may have seen Chieko to contact police. Parrots are very territorial and is likely to have bitten anyone trying to steal him. John Hayward, co-ordinator of the National Theft Register for exotic birds and animals, added: On behalf of the owner of the birds, I appeal for any information of the Macaw whereabouts. These birds are highly intelligent and sensitive. I am most concerned for the welfare of both birds, but especially Chieko. This is a serious matter of concern for their welfare and if anyone can help trace Chieko please call police or the National Theft Register. INFORMATION: Anyone with information should call DC Gibbs on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.