It appears that Dani may actually be in the "catbird seat".
"How come burds get hand-outs whilst I can't even budge an inch before I gets ta eat?" complains Dani.
Perhaps you should budge-it better in the first place, says I.
"I'm gonna hasta get a liddle more cagy." says she.
And the moral of the story is:
"A bird in the hand is worth more than a cat in a cage."