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    Need Help with Lose Parakeets

    Good morning everyone,

    I am normally on the cat side of the board, but I need some help. There are two blue parakeets that have been hanging around my front yard with the wild birds because I am the only house that has bird seed. I need to capture them because they will not survive a winter here. I have put a bird cage on the ground with water, bird seed, and some treats hoping they would go in on their own. Needless to say that has not been a resounding success. I am looking for advice on how I might trap them so I can bring them into my neighbors house (they have agreed to adopt them).

    Thoughts?

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    Oh, wow! Are they around any particular time of the day?
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    They hang around with all the rest of the birds, so they are present when ever food is available.

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    If you stay out there after you put the food down and sit quietly, would they still come by?
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    I don't know. Every time I get anywhere near the tree all the birds take off, so that is their cue. I think that if I were just to stand there, they wouldn't come at all because the other birds wouldn't come to eat.

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    It might be worth a shot to bring a chair out and sit, and see if they and the other birds will come by - otherwise I cannot think of anything that would lure them in that would not attract other birds!
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    Thanks for the suggestion. Right now it is POURING rain today, so I will have to try that when it is a little dryer

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    Oh dear, that may be "my" fault - the remnants of Hurricane Karen?
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    Yep, the rain is remants of the hurricane. But we are doing better than a lot of places: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-Nebraska.html

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