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Re: What to do if your bird is lost outside?

Postby SirHubi » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:54 pm

Here In Plymouth, England bird wouldn't fly for long. Seagulls and Pigeons would kill it instantly! :o
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Re: What to do if your bird is lost outside?

Postby Kathleen » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:58 am

I saw a hawk this morning. It landed on a tree above a paved path I was walking along on. From pictures on the internet, I believe it was a cooper's hawk.

It made me wish I had a camera on me.
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Re: What to do if your bird is lost outside?

Postby HyperD » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:22 pm

This is something that has bothered me about eventually free flighting a bird... Whilst I do not think seagulls or pigeons are a threat, I do realise there are hawks and falcons around that could quite easily pluck your bird away.
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Re: What to do if your bird is lost outside?

Postby CheekyandMalolo » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:30 pm

From what I can tell, most of you guys are from Canada and America, yes??
I think I've seen about 3 birds of prey in my life. Ever. And we have plenty of natives parrots and lorries and such around. The closest I've seen to a bird of prey I've seen around would be a crow or something.
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Re: What to do if your bird is lost outside?

Postby TheNzJessie » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:21 am

wow after reading the post in here about predator bird, i feel so lucky to live in a country with NO prey birds.

i dont even want to think about losing my bird outside. i have screens on my windows than lock and i never open them.

as i rent out a room at my parent house while im studying i have a lock on the inside that i can lock so one of my sisters dont come in and my bird getting out.
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Re: What to do if your bird is lost outside?

Postby TheNzJessie » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:23 am

we have seagulls and pigeons but they never attack other birds and kill them. there is to much public feeding for them to harm other birds. we dont have hawks or anything like that. seagulls and pigeons arent classed as prey birds in new zealand im about 90% sure
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Re: What to do if your bird is lost outside?

Postby gizmo101 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:45 pm

hehe i live in new zealand and it is cold much too ould for a cockatiel but i hav a friend that has a rainbow lorry and it free flights the biggest risk was a dog next door!!
no birds of pray though as the kiwi cant fly!!
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Re: What to do if your bird is lost outside?

Postby Dave » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:25 pm

Where I am, they would not survive the night. So my answer would be start looking for another bird.
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Re: What to do if your bird is lost outside?

Postby felix11 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:25 am

CheekyandMalolo, you mentioned wild parrots and lories - does that mean you are in Australia?

I am in Australia, and while we do have lots of parrots in our backyard, I also see hawks perching near my balcony, especially in the spring. Hawks (and owls!) are almost always around, even in suburbia. Generally they get chased away by the super defensive groups of mynah birds, though. It is the mynahs I would be worried about if my bird was lost outside. They tend to bully anything on their turf...
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Re: What to do if your bird is lost outside?

Postby Sarah&Rico » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:12 pm

Oh my, I'd have a heart attack if Rico ever got out! I know we have hawks around here, along with coyotes (saw one cross the street in front of my house..and yes I live in a city), and there are definitely racoons and other critters. Thank you for this, it's good reference just in case.
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