Follow us!

Re: Budgie at feeder--need help!

Posted by Fran on 2/03/06
(4) Comments

    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.