I found my three month old Dominicker a couple minutes ago with a string hanging out of his/her mouth! It was stumbling around with the end of the string wrapped around it's foot and tangled up. This has never happened before. It's a thin cotton string, thicker than thread but thinner than yarn -- the kind of string they use to sew feed bags closed. I held him in my lap and pulled it out as geeeeeeently and sloooooooowly and graaaaaadually as I could, pausing often to let him shake his head, stretch his mouth, regain his balance, etc before we finally were both relieved to see the knotted end come out. I never encountered a point of extra resistance or where the string stopped coming. I estimate the bird had between two and three feet of string inside it. My concern is, what do I do now? Withhold food? Give extra food? Put probiotics in his water? Monitor him carefully? What signs of complications should I watch for? Should I have just cut it off and waited for the rest to pass through him? He didn't make any sounds of being in pain. I'm wondering if I did the right thing.