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Old 05-22-2020, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by dontaskwhy View Post
When I need to capture a reluctant bird and I have no net available, a towel works well. I would suggest a smaller cage while the bird is under care, just not too small to move around and/or open its wings.
Agree with this. If a bird is injured generally you'd want it to be less active so the injury can heal. A smaller cage (or partially covering one so it feels a little warmer and more secure) can encourage it to rest, especially a bird in a new home. I've found for small birds, using a smaller thinner towel makes it easier to feel how you are holding it once it is caught, and is also easier to maneuver in a small space than a big fluffy one. You want the capture to be quick.
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