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9/9/2017 Northern Delaware

Not sure what can be done for this little guy.  He showed up, yesterday and spent most of the day around my yard.  I was on the ground, fending for himself against the aggressive cowbirds.  Nights have been in mid-low 50's already.  I have a feeling that the winter i

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s going to be wetter than normal since the summer has, here.   

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If you have a bird cage, you could try putting it out with some seed in it. The keet might enter if he is used to the security of a cage. You could also post the photo on Facebook or other similiar sites with a location in case the owner is nearby looking for him; if it's a tame parakeet they might be able to call him in, and if you are able to get it in a cage you can at least keep it safe while you look for the owner, or adopt it or find a new owner if you can't find the current owner. I don't think it would survive a Delaware winter!

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Thanks for the suggestion, Aveschapines.  I did think about trying to find a cage and doing what you suggested.  My only "pets" are the BYB's so I don't know how successful I will be in attempting to find a cage.  I think I'll put a request on Craig's list.  I don't have a Facebook account and surely wouldn't put specific info regarding my address on there if I did have one.  I could be vague, though.  Thanks for the suggestion.  I'll see what I can do.  I just wouldn't want everyone contacting me in an attempt to get a free parakeet.  I'll consider. 

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Yeah, I wouldn't put your address, but town maybe? Of course only if you feel safe. Hope you can figure something out! 

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After a 42 degree F morning two days ago, I have not seen it return.  A reply to my CraigsList ad is producing a bird cage, today, just in case it returns here.   We'll see how it goes.  I can't imagine the bird surviving the other night but, if it did, it will probably return since there is always food, here.

Thanks again for input.

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After a 42 degree F morning two days ago, I have not seen it return.  A reply to my CraigsList ad is producing a bird cage, today, just in case it returns here.   We'll see how it goes.  I can't imagine the bird surviving the other night but, if it did, it will probably return since there is always food, here.

Thanks again for input.

Dang it. I hope he shows up too, but that is really cold for a parakeet. :-(   Maybe his owner was able to catch him (I've caught my lost bird before) or someone else was able to. Or even animal control...my fingers are crossed for him!

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what worked for me was a box held up on one side with a stick and a cord running to the porch and some goodies under the box and when he went under the box to eat i pulled the cord and the box fell down over him

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