Yikes, I also am trying to catch a loose parakeet who seems to be quite happy flying with the sparrows and healthy right now. He is coming to my bird feeders several times a day. I have put out a cage with a cuddle bone on the outside close to where I have seen him "sharpening" his beak. there are toys and food in there as well. so far no luck...I think the millet is a great idea and will add that...any other suggestions??