My Reeko the only way I can get him in or out of his cage is to use a wooden perch. If I try my hand he just flys away. I havent had him a week though so he is still getting use to me and his new home. I too, love the clips with the broccoli, I used fishing line today but I am going to go buy some of those clips thats way better than the fishing line. thanks for the idea!