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So today I went to change Bowie's food and water and he squeezed past my arm and managed to fly out the door of the cage. His wings are not clipped so he did quite a few laps around our house and is now sitting on a very high windowsill in the main area. Our high windows do not have blinds so he was confused and lightly fluttered into them a few times. I am worried that he'll crash into them and hurt himself. He will not come down from the ledge!!! He is not tame at all so I have no idea what to do... He loves Prince so I've broken the quarantine rule a week early and put Prince's cage (doors open) in the same room. Prince is sitting inside chirping away, with Bowie curiously watching from above and refusing to move. What do I do?!?!

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First of all, close all doors to the room in order to limit the flight space and prevent a potential escape to the great outdoors in case someone enters or leaves the house.

You can place a food bowl on top of his cage as well as one of Bowie's favourite treats in order to further entice him to come down.
If you have a high table or some other kind of high platform where you can safely place the cage in would be good, the closest it is to Bowie, the better.

If possible, you could at the very least try to partially cover the windows with sheets or something similar, so that Bowie doesn't crash into them again.

If you are able to reach Bowie, could also get one of the longest perches from the cage and carefully present it to him.
Most of the time, budgies will react in a positive way and will automatically step onto the perch when it's right in front of them. Then you would very slowly and gently lead him back inside the cage.
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We ended up using a long pole to nudge him down, which made it possible for me to corner him with a towel after several laps. He's a little overwhelmed by his unexpected excursion, but at least he's back in his cage ? thanks for your advice!
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I'm glad Bowie is now safely back in his cage and am closing the thread at this time.
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