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How to Catch an Escaped Bird? 

Catch an Escaped Bird

A bird escaping is the worst thing for its owners. It’s a difficult situation if a bird escapes because the pet bird is least likely to take its care.

One thing you can do to prevent them from escaping is to have a double-door boundary. It means the external is closed first before opening the internal door. But if your bird has escaped, let us look at some of the techniques that might help you in the process.

Techniques to Catch an Escaped Bird

Immediate Response

It is a difficult thing to catch an escaped bird. Firstly, you should keep in mind that if a bird has escaped, don’t wait for anything. Just take immediate action by getting the help of people around you. Delegate different tasks to each people immediately.

Tell each people to search at all the places such as trees, poles or any other properties available in front of them. It is possible that bright color birds mostly hide in the branches, so examine the branch from a 360-degree angle.

After searching at all the places, tell people to take the fishing net and bird net; you can also take a lightweight towel. If by chance you see the bird, it might come back to you, or else throw the towel on the bird if possible.

What Is the Bird Thinking About?

In some cases, the bird might be a little afraid. In that situation, look at the bird carefully and don’t let it fly away.

The bird mentality is that they always choose shelter and food, which they already know, but terms and conditions apply.

And the birds raised indoors always but not across trees do not need to learn this skill as they are already trained. Let the bird calm down so that it becomes possible for it to gather all the courage and flap down.

Birds usually don’t pay attention to where they are or where they are flying towards, maybe because they are too nervous.

As soon as the bird is spotted, get your team ready and tell them to start tracking the bird’s current location.

Bring Cage Near to The Bird

If it is possible to bring a cage near the bird, do it as soon as possible without any hesitation. But if the bird is missing, then keep the cage at the site from where it flew. If a bird had flown from the front side of your house, hang the cage there because most probably, the bird will return to the same place as it was before. How many hens per rooster is another query we receive regularly? We have already covered that in a different post.

Try to put the bird’s favorite food around or in the cage so that the bird feels tempting.

Use Sounds That Are Known to Your Bird

If the mission of placing favorite food for birds gets failed. Then try shouting the bird’s name and stay there till it is heard by the bird. Keep repeating the words that are known to your bird and look for wonders happening.

Cast A Wide Net with The Help of The Team

Your effort might increase shortfall. If you lose eye contact with your bird, that means you need to think of some other plan.

Make your neighborhood alert by posting photos on social media and telling a list of people who are surrounded by you.

It is possible that kids love looking out for birds, especially if they are given a reward. Start alerting the expert rescue team and tell them all the information available to you.

The Bird Would Be Exhausted

After you have caught your escaped bird, give her some food and liquid. Because she might be starving and dehydrated after such a long journey of getting found. Get the rest and take care of her carefully.

Also, after the bird is found, confirm with everyone you had contacted before during the trouble situation when your bird was lost.

Prevent Escape

You might have heard the famous quote that prevention is always better than cure. So, always teach your bird some tips and tricks which will help them if they get lost. It will help them during emergency times. Also, teach them self-rescue techniques.

And when your bird is roaming around, put a signboard of “Do not enter.” And finally, you do not need to worry about your bird escape.


So, you finally have got the ideas and learned the tricks on how to catch a bird. We hope you are now all ready to follow the steps carefully mentioned above. Also, you don’t need to panic or get nervous if your bird has escaped. Also, keep in mind that if you have searched for the bird and have an eye on your bird, don’t let it flew away. You need to be familiar with everything and keep your neighborhood alert. Knowledge always uses in the best possible way is always worthy. Finally, till now, you may have become the master of catching an escaped bird. I wish you a bit of good luck.

Cesar Millan
Cesar Millan holds a Master’s in Animal Behavior from Cornell University, dedicating his 11-year career to understanding and improving the human-animal bond. Since joining our website in 2022, Cesar has provided insights into pet care, behavior modification, and animal communication. His background includes roles in animal research and as a professional dog trainer. Cesar’s previous roles included working as a veterinarian and animal behaviorist. Cesar is an avid wildlife photographer in his leisure time and participates in conservation education programs.

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