On 2/03/06, Laura in Tx wrote:
> For the past 3 days(same time) a budgie has been at one of
> our feeders.Any tips on capturing this sweetheart would be
> appreciated.I have a spare cage out there,but no
> interest.Any special treats that would at least keep him
> returning?The weather has been warm,but a cold front is on
> it's way, and they are calling for 39 as a low
> tonight.Raining right now,would love to get him in a warm
> home.Thanks for any help!
Laura, try one of the "honey stick" treat bars that you can
get at any supermarket or petstore. Hang it inside the cage
on a back wall and keep watch. If all else fails you can try
a net or blanket. Some people suggest using another bird
as "bait". If you know someone who has a budgie/parakeet you
could bring his cage out there and let him call for a little
while. Do not under any circumstances leave the "bait"
budgie alone as a predator would snatch him up pronto (even
in a cage, not safe) If the budgie gets close to the caged
budgie someone could toss a light blanket or sheet over him.
Good luck and keep us posted.