Budgie is caught by a ‘puddy cat’

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A budgerigar has been ‘tweeted’ at a Scarborough vets after being rescued from a cat’s jaws.

The budgie was found in a cat’s mouth in the backyard of a B&B in North Marine Road and taken to Alma Vets in Alma Square.

Nursing assistant Karen Hepples said: “He had some slight damage to his feathers but he was absolutely fine.

“He wasn’t too stressed, which was lucky as birds can die following stressful incidents like this.

“He has a few feathers missing, but he’s been eating well and singing away! He’s very happy considering what’s happened.”

The brave budgie has been at Alma Vets since the weekend and staff were hoping that his owner may come forward.

If no one claims him he will be rehomed by the RSPCA, who have a potential owner lined up already.

Budgies are native to Australia and normally reach the age of six to eight years.

Their average size is 19cm or 7.5 inches and they weigh around 30 to 35 grams.

Nesting females will lay three to six white eggs, which will hatch in 18 days.

Baby budgies normally leave the nest after four to five weeks.