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Message #7640. This is a followup to #7639.

Date:Tuesday October 9, 2012 12:52:12 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Lost parrot
Message:Bruce Byfield wrote:
> Celina wrote:
> > There is a Nanday parrot coming to the birdfeeders I have in my
> > backyard. I went out and bought parrot food but he/she likes the
> > regular wild bird feed and is not eating from the 'parrot'
> birdfeeder
> > I got. The temperature in Dallas went crazy this weekend and it got
> > cool, I am really worried about the safety of this parrot, not to
> > mention all the stray cats that visit my backyard and sometimes eat
> > the birds. I have called several organizations but no one is able
> to
> > come get him. I need advise on how to catch him in order to
> > save him from harm. I believe these are tropical birds and wonder
> if
> > he can survive a Texas winter out in the wild. I am truly afraid of
> > handling him, I don't have any experience with this type of birds
> and
> > worry about a bite, I am sure he can sense my fear and will react.
> Any
> > advise I can get will be helpful.
> For some reason, people think of parrots as tropical birds. However,
> in the cases of nandays and many other parrot species, their natural
> habitat is closer to temperate zone. So, unless the temperature drops
> to near freezing, the bird shouldn't have any problem.
> The best way to catch the bird depends on how tame it is. If the bird
> was domestic and happy in its situation, all you may need to do set up
> a cage with food and toys and leave it with the door open somewhere
> the bird can't miss it. It might go right in the cage without any
> prompting from you.
> Otherwise, try setting up the cage with a trail of food leading
> inside.

Thank you all for the advise. I will have to procure a cage and try this!

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