I just found a baby bird in our driveway under a couple of trees that
have nests in them. Bird can walk - sort of - and tries to fly but
can't. What should I do? Any ideas on food to set out or water???
Any water you put out should be in a very shallow container like a saucer so
the little guy won't drown in it. He doesn't know how to drink anyway.
Touching the bird is the last thing you want to do. Your smell may cause
his mother to desert him.
More than likely you are just going to have to learn to allow nature to take
Should you choose to ignore that advice there is an bird cereal that you can
buy in powered form. Mixes up a lot like baby oatmeal.
We tried more than once for the sake of the kids when they were little.
Never saved a single one.
Robins like pre-chewed worms. Make a video of that one for me.
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A bird-knowledgeable neighbor picked the bird up using a plastic bag
and moved it away from the edge lf the lawn, it was only 2 feet from
the stree, having hopped about 20 feet toward the street since it is
downllhill in that direction. We'll see what happens next. I think
the parents are robins.
Call the nearest humane center or SPCA. They can refer you to the proper
authority which will pick up the baby bird and have it placed with
experienced, recognized experts whose job it is to get the animal healthy,
back on its feet and be releaed back into the wild.
Never try to do it yourself unless you've been schooled in such things.
The biggest problem is having a youngster imprint on you as a "parent" and
when (not IF, even if you successfully make a pet of it) it's gotten back to
the wild it will have a very short life indeed. IMproperly raised
youngsters do not imprint properly, often don't have any way to learn how to
find food and some experience very painful, terrible deaths because someone
tried to help them. Honest; if you doubt me, there are lots of internet
sites you can find about this subject. Just make sure they were written by
authorized, recognized organizations, that's all.
In our area both the dog warden and SPCA can take such things and find
fostering for them. We have no local Humane Society, unfortunately; very
rural here. It works well; they even invite you to the event of letting the
animal go in the end if you wish it.
Leave it alone and let nature take its course. Calling the Humane Society,
expending money, energy and effort for the sake of one small baby bird is
assinine and a sign of one of the many things wrong in our society.
I'll second that !!!
Or to say it without holding back. He's a heartless greedy asshole
who serves no purpose in society.
If everyone was like him, this society and the world would have been
destroyed years ago.
People relate to ONE creature or human in distress. They can see it and
hear it, or if reported in the media, imagine doing so. When it is
hundreds or thousands in distress, not so much. People just can't wrap
their heads around it. That is why charities like 'save the children',
et al, spotlight ONE kid in the ad.
Pretty much every time the media reports on a person in distress, the
checks and offers start rolling in. But when they report on a large
problem that will take an ongoing effort to solve, not.
I know people who truly care more about animals than they do humans.
Let 'em. It's a free country. The humane societies do great work, and
have volunteers of all kinds. West Florida has a bird sanctuary that
rescues and rehabs thousands of birds, including bald eagles. When birds
cannot be returned to the wild, they use them for "educational"
exhibits. There is nothing "educational" about a crippled bird in a
cage...a good photo would be as educational. I really hate that
practice, but that's me. The sanctuary relies on volunteers and does
good work to undo harm done by humans...a lot of trash in the gulf ends
up harming animals and it is impossible to go anywhere along the shore
and not see human junk.
If the right-to-life folks quit picketing clinics and staging marches,
they might have time to use in helping children. How 'bout people on
death row who are proven innocent...guess when yer larger than a teabag
yer right-to-life goes away.
Pardon the top posting but I want to keep continuity.
Baby humans are the woman's "choice".
Sadly many of those who lament this poor bird would abort without thought.
That I think says more about the state of modern society than anything else.
On 05/23/2010 05:33 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
A baby bird that's fallen out of the nest is pretty much dead already no
matter what you do to/for it, unless you're a trained professional.
Heck, the parents might have smelled something "wrong" and pushed it
out. There's nothing wrong with trying to help it out, but the poor
little guy is most likely toast.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
The "smell" thing might be more urban legend than fact. There is a bald
eagle nest in my area, in residential area. Animal group had an orphan
eagle and placed it in this nest that had an adult pair with two
hatchlings. As the story goes, the adult pair will take an orphan into
their nest and raise it, but will push out a weaker baby. Ultimately,
the whole nest was destroyed - too big for the tree, I believe - and
haven't heard more about the outcome.
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