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Hello Jay. Oh no, how unfortunate. This is not going to be easy, as I'm sure you have already figured out. He is probably so frightened and in shock at the whole thing, he may not ever be registering that you are calling to him. The main thing is going to be to try to keep him in sight at all times, should he fly off. I don't know where you live but depending on location, he is at high risk of being taken by a raptor, (hawk, eagle, etc.) You can try sitting his cage outside, in plain sight with the door fastened in the open decision. Of course you cannot leave it unattended. And continue talking and calling to him, in hopes that he will settle down enough to actually hear you and register that it is a familiar voice. The hope is that he will be able to see and recognize that it's his cage and he will be drawn to it. Even if he leaves the tree, do not give up. There is what we call the one mile/one month rule. Of course Tiels are the very best flyers of all cage birds so assuming he is fully flighted, he is capable of ranging pretty far. I'm going to give you a lot of information from my own web site that should be helpful as well. Much against my better judgement, I'm also going to give you a last ditch, desparation move you might consider. I don't like this method at all because there is a lot of risk for injury but if you are very, very careful, it might work for you. If you have a garden hose handy and if you can direct a heavy spray from above his head, down onto his body, the weight of the water may bring him down and restrict his flying just long enough for you to catch him. Under no circumstances, should you spray directly at him. If you live in a part of the country where it is very cold, the added risk with this method is that you will get him wet, and he will get away anyway. Then he is going to be chilled with no way to get warm and dry and his survivial will be iffy at best. It bears repeating, this is very risky and is only a last ditch, desparate move. Only you can weigh out the pros and cons and decide. I hope this will be some helpful information for you and I will be keeping all my fingers crossed you can get the little escapee back soon, safe and sound. If and when you do, a check up at the vet's is definitely in order because he has already been exposed to a myriad of dangers from wild birds. The very best of luck to you. Patricia
Tips for Finding a Lost Parrot
Losing your parrot can be a devastating experience. Unlike a dog or cat who may roam the (usually familiar) streets wearing a collar with a tag, parrots often fly up and away to hide in the safety of a tree's high branches. Often, they are so scared and confused by their surroundings that they are unable to find their way home, even if they wanted to. Here is a few tips for getting your bird back.
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