On 2/03/06, Michael L wrote:
> On 2/03/06, Fran wrote:
>> 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.
> Another suggestion would be to try using a garden hose and
> dousing/soaking the bird with water.
> This is tricky to do as you have to be close enough to the bird
> and your aim with the hose has to be good.
> If you can get the bird wet, it's works very well in capturing
> the bird.
> Fran's suggestion of a honey stick is good too as it's
> something that the bird might be somewhat familiar with.
> Best of luck to you.
> Michael L
If it was once an domestic budgie(which it has to be), put out millet spray. My
budgies ADORE millet.
Hope this helps!