How To... Get a Lost Bird to Come Home

Lost cat notices are the most common ones we see posted around the neighborhood. But what happens when a pet bird runs flies away? We'd never really thought about this matter until we read these tips on eHow...

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The tips from eHow's How to Find a Lost Bird include:

  • Put the bird's toys in the window: "With the right familiar objects, you won't have to find your lost bird. He or she will simply be attracted to a favorite object. Open the window closest to where your bird's cage is kept. Move the cage as close to the window as you can, allowing both you and your bird easy access to the cage door. Set the toy close to the door with a colorful bit exposed so it can be seen from the window. Wait."
  • Hang the bird's cage outside: "If your bird has not returned after an hour, you may wish to move the bird's cage outdoors. This will allow your bird to see and have access to a familiar environment without returning inside the home. Be sure to hang the cage in a location where other animals cannot access it. Add a favorite food at the farthest end from the cage door. For your bird's safety, make sure you are there to supervise while the cage is outdoors. You must be able to close the birdcage door behind them and move them immediately inside and away from predators."

These seem like sensible tips to us. Have any Apartment Therapy readers ever lost and found a pet bird? Any additional tips for this unusual situation?

Read the full article at eHow. Images: eHow

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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