Friday 19th October:
Hence forth chili peppers shall be feared and dealt with thusly.
1. Retreat to a safe corner of the cage. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT take your eye off of your food bowl
2. Make yourself look as big as you can while putting as much space between yourself and the rouge pepper as possible. leaning to an almost horizontal position on your perch is acceptable and even highly recommended
3. Scream at said chili in a bid to frighten it off.
4. If the ensuing kerfuffle hasn't alerted the attention of your human slave drop to the floor of the cage and fain death.