I have two pet parakeets, neither of which has their wings clipped. We frequently open their cage and let them fly around the house, and this is rarely an issue as they generally stick to a couple rooms that they know how to navigate.
Occasionally however, one or both will get into a room of the house that has a high vaulted ceiling (9 feet up to 12 feet) and lots of windows. When this happens, they become disoriented and frightened, and cannot leave the room without being caught and brought out. They tend to perch on the highest beams they can, and the only way we've found effective in catching them is to keep chasing them until they are tired out and slow enough to catch.I hate to do this though, as it takes a long time and only tires and scares them more.
Does anyone know of a way, using common household goods, to catch loose pet parakeets without injuring them or running them down?