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EMERGENCY situation: Catching a large parrot

I got a message today from a woman near me that has had a large parrot resorting to raiding garbage just to eat 0_0

Apparently the bird has been doing this for weeks, and the stinking SPCA (as usual) because its exotic, want nothing to do with it. Shes tried the Police as well (but because its nothing criminal they wont help)

I emailed her asking questions about the bird, apparently its quite large, blue, and missing feathers, almost all his wing feathers are gone. The poor parrot has been in this situation for 2-3 weeks, and no one has been able to help her. I called Greyhaven Exotic Bird Rescue in Surrey, so hopefully they will get back to me quickly and set up a rescue of her/him. Also, I'm trying to catch this poor bird as well, does someone have any ideas?

Someone help me get this beautiful bird some care before it succumbs to a bird of prey, or all the s*** the poor bird is eating trying to stay alive. Luckily for this poor guy the weather is pretty warm, otherwise I dont think he would still be alive...



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Pop a cage outside with one of your birds in it. It might come down. If you can net it I would try!

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I went tonight just before dark, didnt see him, but I'm going there again at sunrise, bringing parrot recordings, apples, nuts, anything I can. I'm thinking this is either a macaw, or an Indian ringneck, but depends on their definition of large right... Could also be a hawk for all I know of people's knowledge sometimes (not saying this person is wrong at all!)



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I've caught loads of escapees.
Cage door propped open with very long stick.
Food scattered inside and in bowl as far from door as you can get it.
Then be patient.
I agree with Daisy one of your birds outside might coax him down.
I've caught 2 cockatiels and a rosella this way.
Wild birds don't tend to enter the cage.

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Just another thought, if you can get a hosepipe and maybe that lady would be willing to let you use her water, or a big childs water gun, something to sprays the bird down, you want it really wet so it can not fly then you can net it easier.
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Yeah I read that too. Since its been coming to eat her garbage, I wonder if thats possible...



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when i was little my dad caught one he got a trap on of those that you put food on a tray and when the animal steps on it the door shuts. it was fine because the trap was well big enough it was the first time i had ever sen a macaw. not sure what kind it was i was young and can't remember the colors. luckly we found the owner who had lost him not to far from where we found him. you can try one of those traps they works well

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Any update on this guy? I hope things went well!



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Heard nothing back from the lady :/ how strange... I went and looked for the bird, to no avail...



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Huh, that's odd. I hope he didn't become prey to something or other.



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I got a message today from a woman near me that has had a large parrot resorting to raiding garbage just to eat 0_0

Apparently the bird has been doing this for weeks, and the stinking SPCA (as usual) because its exotic, want nothing to do with it. Shes tried the Police as well (but because its nothing criminal they wont help)

I emailed her asking questions about the bird, apparently its quite large, blue, and missing feathers, almost all his wing feathers are gone. The poor parrot has been in this situation for 2-3 weeks, and no one has been able to help her. I called Greyhaven Exotic Bird Rescue in Surrey, so hopefully they will get back to me quickly and set up a rescue of her/him. Also, I'm trying to catch this poor bird as well, does someone have any ideas?

Someone help me get this beautiful bird some care before it succumbs to a bird of prey, or all the s*** the poor bird is eating trying to stay alive. Luckily for this poor guy the weather is pretty warm, otherwise I dont think he would still be alive...
take her cage outside and put her favorite treats in it shell come back

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