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Thread: Escapees! every one of my birds loose!

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    Angry

    Hi everyone, i ahve a problem.

    When i opened the giant birdcage today to replace some objects in there, my birds freaked; every single one flew past my head and into the house. That would not have been a big deal, but the door was open and they all left the room.

    This is a big problem because they are untamed and essentially wild. As such, they wont come on demand, and definatly do not want to go back in a cage, no matter how big it is (about 1 meter square.) Have you ever tried to catch a wild animal by hand? not easy, let me tell you.

    Now you may be wondering why this is such a big deal.

    The big deal is that these animals cant understand the dangers in a household, and there are many of them for birds.

    For example, upon reaching the dining room, one of my males and his mate flew straight twards the picture window at full speed, slamming into it and rocishetting off of it onto the ground. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    Thank god both of their necks were not broken.

    From there the flock split up. One went into the dining room and one went downstairs, while the rest flew onto the chandeleer on the 2-story high ceeling near the balcony overlooking the dining room [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img]

    I followed the one that went donstairs, and the sequence of -get 7 feet from the bird, and then follow where it flees untill you can get close enough to grab it- would be repeated over and over with the rest of them. That sequence lasts on average of 45 minuits for each bird...

    The finches perched on the chendeleer 2 storys up were too smart to be scared off by just me, waving my arms and yelling.

    And, thus, my old wooden glider comes into play. I had to scare them off to a hight where i could catch them, and for this purpouse the glider worked wonderfly.

    I have 4 of them caught now and i am so exausted from that effort that im going to have to rest before i try again. The ones still loose are as fast as ever.

    I am worried that i cant seem to locate all of my birds that are still lose. I am worried about this fact. I hope they arnt hurt. I will keep you posted on my progress. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]
    that makes no logic

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    So sorry to hear that Finch! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
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    I'm sorry Finch...that's terrible. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

    Do you have an aviary net? If not, I'd go get one. It makes catching birds SO much easier. I have one. You can get them at Petsmart. They are made specifically for catching birds with fine netting so their feet and beaks don't get tangled up. It also extends your reach for catching them up high.

    I hope you get them all and they aren't hurt.
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    yicks..good luck, ooo look! ones over here! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] i hope you get them all man!

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    Time to get the butterfly net out....
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    I can just imagine you doing that! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
    Well I hoep you get them all, and then tame them, so if this ever happens again you can catch them and return them into the cage with ease, instead of running up and down the house chasing birds.

    Well I hope you get them all and thta they are all O.K.

    ooooooo, that sounds painful for a bird to slam into a door! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]
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    Thanks guys. I have finally got everyone back. The rest happened pretty much like the first, with me chasing them around. But i still couldnt find two. It took me a hour and a half looking in every conceivible place. One of those two missing finches were found under the coutch, wich he must have clawled under to hide. But the biggest shock came when i looked between the counter and the range. There, wedged in what was no more than 1/2 a inch of space was my missing female. Im gussing that when she flew into the kitchen and landed on the stove, she lost her footing on the slippery surface and fell. This particular female has had a bad string of luck lately. She accidentaly crushed her eggs, and her male recently paired with another female, leaving her alone.

    It took me awhile, but she is out from the crack and seems no worse for wear.

    In fact, seeing that shes single, two of the cage bacholers are already courting her.

    PAK,
    I didnt know that there were bird nets. Thanks, i have to look for one next time im in town.
    that makes no logic

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    This sounds like something that would have happened to me. I can relate, and you are to be commended for your efforts in caring for your charges. That was a lot of worrisome work!
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