Jun 25, 2013 1:51 PM by Associated Press

Exotic bird saved from locked Ariz. car

SURPRISE, AZ - Firefighters have saved an exotic bird from a scorching car in Arizona after authorities say a woman accidentally locked her keys inside.

KTVK-TV reports ( that Surprise, Ariz., firefighters rescued Rusty the cockatoo last week and gave the large exotic bird oxygen. Officials say Rusty was lying flat in his cage, and was in respiratory distress.

Firefighters saved the bird by placing cool water on him and packing his wings with ice packs.

Authorities say the bird perked up after 15 minutes.

The owner took her bird to an emergency vet and the bird is reportedly back to normal.


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