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Re: what to do?

Posted by Alison on 9/11/05
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    On 9/11/05, Sarah wrote:
    > On 9/11/05, Bre wrote:
    >> This very morning I found a beautiful little blue/grey/
    >> and yellow parakeet on my front lawn. He flew away a bit,
    >> but eventually I was able to pick him up against my shirt
    >> and carry him inside. He is currently in a spare cage
    >> that I have from when my Cockatiels were babies. I've
    >> only ever owned tiels, so any general care advice,
    >> including tips on letting them interact at all, would be
    >> appreciated. But moreover, are there any really key
    >> things that I need to do for this little guy since he just
    >> came in from the great wild? (I'm trying to find his
    >> owner, but i want him to be healthy and happy in the
    >> meantime!)
    > Well, just take him out every day, try to feed him good
    fruits/veggies, along with
    > seed or pellets, i would try both, and give him the same
    amount of love and
    > attention that you give you tiels.
    > Sarah
    First and foremost, you need to quarantine that bird. Do NOT
    let it near your tiels. Wash your hands thoroughly after
    handling it. Not only do you not know where the bird came
    from, but you do not know what diseases it may have picked up
    while outside. You need to take precautionary measures to
    protect your birds. Good luck finding its owner. -Alison-