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Date:8/1/2014 6:12:20 AM
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HI MIKEY D!!!
Thanks for stopping by everyday with your vote...Today my campaign blog will be about "Catching and Handling your Cockatiel".....The easiest way to catch a cockatiel in a cage is to place one hand on the back of the bird, using the thumb and little finger to restrain the wings. Then gently hold the cockatiel's head between the first and second fingers, but never apply direct pressure, because obviously you could squeeze the bird's windpipe, with potentially fatal consequences. Once adequately restrained in this way, the cockatiel usually stops struggling, but it may nip one of your fingers quite painfully, so it is sensible to wear a thin pair of gloves for protection, at least until you have handled your cockatiel on a regular basis or until you are confident about restraining these birds properly. Once caught, a cockatiel always clenches its feet onto any available surface to obtain grip. If you are unaware of this, you are likely to damage its claws, by pulling them to hard to get them loose, which they could begin to bleed as a result...Tomorrow I will talk about your cockatiels cage and where it should be positioned...Hope you are having a nice Sunday...With birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)
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