How to catch a cockatiel

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by bhazell123, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. bhazell123

    bhazell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I was driving down a dirt road only to see a white cockatiel on the side of the road and well I'd like to know of a way to catch him , I have one so I was thinking maybe it could call it and just wait patiently for it to get close to cage and throw a towel maybe ??? Anyone ever do this
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Cockatiels LOVE nuts,...... so,......... act like a nut! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I use a long-handle fish net. Or you can try putting out bird cage with food inside. If it was a house pet who already knew how to climb inside, it will do so. If it is an escaped pet who has never been out of the cage it may never figure out how to get back inside but may land on top.
     
  4. bhazell123

    bhazell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:O yea darn and I'm not sure lol I have my cockatiel talking to it lol and he talks back
     
  5. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Couple weeks ago my mom got the stray cockatiel to come down and sit on her shoulder, then walked into her house and then I caught him, now he is living with me [​IMG][​IMG] Moms like you always wanted a bird. Maybe try holding some yummy food in your hand maybe he will come down and partake???
     
  6. bhazell123

    bhazell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Will have too try that only problem Is that he's learned wat on the ground he can eat lol because I had feed in a cage and he flew off and started eating on the ground [​IMG] but I will definatetly try later today when it cools down
     
  7. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck, at least he is where it is warm:) Its been getting in the 40s and 50s at night here brrr cold for a desert parrot.
     
  8. dwhite

    dwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are aclimated it isn't too cold, I have had an outside aviary for years and in the winter it gets quite cold, it was funny to see them walking in the snow looking for seeds before I moved the aviary. The key thing is that they have the ability to be protected from wind and rain.
     
  9. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

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    Quote:Did you try and find if the bird had an owner? I know many people would be devastated to lose their pet, and accidents can happen even to the best owners.
     
  10. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes we tried to find the owners but no one hs claimed him or reported one missing anywhere.
     

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