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Help for your pet birds/ Catch, shelter some wild birds
« on: August 18, 2011, 10:55:00 PM »
This Topic is all about birds those lovely  creatures.
Please post here your ideas on how to properly protect and shelter your pet birds of all kinds, during the possible cataclysmic changes ahead. Perhaps this could be about how to cover and carry to the vehicle, how to get the to the survival land/shelter.
What about wild birds? Possible to catch a few and shelter them too?
What will you feed your birds during those rough times, and in the Aftertime?
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http://www.a-home-for-wild-birds.com/bird-food-recipes.html   Wild Bird Food Recipes

http://www.ehow.com/how_2362520_transport-pet-bird.html    How to transport a pet bird


Ehow how to catch a wild bird:

http://www.ehow.com/how_6550946_catch-wild-birds.html
 
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Re: Help for your pet birds/ Catch, shelter some wild birds
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 11:19:58 AM »
Hummingbird feeders and also
Hand feeding hummingbirds.
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Re: Help for your pet birds/ Catch, shelter some wild birds
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 02:53:27 PM »
Our hummingbird feeder also attracts sparrows, woodpeckers and once an oriole. Occasionally it also attracts bees which can be a problem, but the point is that it benefits several kinds of birds.
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Re: Help for your pet birds/ Catch, shelter some wild birds
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 03:48:53 PM »
Our hummingbird feeder also attracts sparrows, woodpeckers and once an oriole. Occasionally it also attracts bees which can be a problem, but the point is that it benefits several kinds of birds.

Good data to have.  :)

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Re: Help for your pet birds/ Catch, shelter some wild birds
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 03:49:34 PM »
It would be good to scoop some up and put ' em in sort of bunker for awhile...
Maybe people could rig up a bird bunker on their land...
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Re: Help for your pet birds/ Catch, shelter some wild birds
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2011, 05:20:04 PM »
Just wondering, what are you planning to do with your birds when the time comes?  That is, if you don't already have accomodations for them in your bug out place.  I only ask because I don't know what to do about our very senior guinea pig, Charlie.  He is showing zero signs of slowing down, he is the Energizer guinea pig and I don't know how we can care for him on the run.  It is all our fault, he is spoiled rotten and there is no way we can maintain his present lifestyle under those circumstances.
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Re: Help for your pet birds/ Catch, shelter some wild birds
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2011, 06:50:59 PM »
Just wondering, what are you planning to do with your birds when the time comes?  That is, if you don't already have accomodations for them in your bug out place.  I only ask because I don't know what to do about our very senior guinea pig, Charlie.  He is showing zero signs of slowing down, he is the Energizer guinea pig and I don't know how we can care for him on the run.  It is all our fault, he is spoiled rotten and there is no way we can maintain his present lifestyle under those circumstances.

Hi JKB
I'm not sure if this is a general question to anyone reading.
What I would suggest is anyone who wants to keep their birds (if there is just a few in a cage) to keep them in their camper until the shelter is built.
If it is a situation where a person is rescuing birds or other wildlife, I am sure they would be doing their best to make provisions for them, as fast as they can while there is still time...
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Re: Help for your pet birds/ Catch, shelter some wild birds
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012, 06:45:06 AM »
Just wondering, what are you planning to do with your birds when the time comes?  That is, if you don't already have accomodations for them in your bug out place.  I only ask because I don't know what to do about our very senior guinea pig, Charlie.  He is showing zero signs of slowing down, he is the Energizer guinea pig and I don't know how we can care for him on the run.  It is all our fault, he is spoiled rotten and there is no way we can maintain his present lifestyle under those circumstances.
Hi again, I don't think I really acknowledgedthis...
Personally I would keep a pet guinea pig, in a little cage...and as conditions and space permit, give him a little area to run around in. Any surviving predators, in the Aftertime, will be predators on steroids, so pets and critters won't  last long outside without a proper cage. There are fairly big cages for daytime, you can put them on the ground or up on a pallet and secure them down. Cats little dogs, guinea pig and other pet critters. Well you know all this.  ;)
Posted up some photos of ideas on pet cages so they can get outside. What I  would do is set up a couple pet areas outside, secure so they can be there, in plain sight, and safe, while the building is going on. Weather permitting some of them could be outside the majority of the  time but more often they would have to be carried inside at night...
We have one old cat, "Fat Boy."  We love him dearly, so I understand your concerns.
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Re: Help for your pet birds/ Catch, shelter some wild birds
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2012, 06:48:58 AM »
This is where I had posted some ideas about various outside cages for pets, when a person goes to their survival land.
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Re: Help for your pet birds/ Catch, shelter some wild birds
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012, 07:35:13 AM »
This site is about care for pet birds,
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Re: Help for your pet birds/ Catch, shelter some wild birds
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2012, 08:08:04 AM »
This pdf describes how to catch various types of wild birds. Not sure yet if it has all the info which would be needed.
If people are interested in saving some of the species on their survival land, it would be quite a task, but worthwhile. If you can catch some of each type you see, or randomly able to catch, then manage to get them into an enclosure and keep them fed and watered, it's possible in the Aftertime, when earth changes settle down, you can then release them out into the wild.
Why would  th is be necessary? We cannot know for sure what will heppen in the coming  two years, but many people believe we will have extremely high winds. Wildfires are likely. Many birds will not survive these conditions.
If they could be secured inside a partially underground enclosure, they have a better chance.
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pdf: Chapter 3 Wild bird capture techniques
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Re: Help for your pet birds/ Catch, shelter some wild birds
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2012, 12:15:15 AM »
We could use more information from experts, articles and opinions on how to sucessfully catch and shelter some wild birds in the coming few months.
Members please post here what you know,
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Re: Help for your pet birds/ Catch, shelter some wild birds
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2013, 10:34:29 AM »
http://www.agway.com/know_how/wild_birds/bird_watching/birds_in_storms.html

Birds in Storms
From thunderstorms and tornadoes to hurricanes and blizzards, how do birds survive treacherous storms that can cause thousands, even millions of dollars of damage to well-prepared communities?

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