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Old 07-21-2007, 10:57 PM   #1
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Saving a baby bird
This morning I noticed a baby bird in the driveway. I told my husband to keep an eye on it, thinking it wasn't going to make it. I just got home from work and he was still there, and still kicking it. He's a lively fella. So I scooped him up and brought him in. He was just a sitting duck for all the stray cats around here. Is there any hope??? I've been giving him water so far.
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:50 PM   #2
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I don't know much about the subject but with a quick search on saving baby birds I found this article. It sounds like if you're willing to put the time in to the bird you can save it. Another article says that's its not true that the mother won't come back to the baby after a person has touched it. Is there a nest nearby that the baby could've fallen from? Maybe you can put it back in there and its mother will take care of it.
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Old 07-22-2007, 12:01 AM   #3
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Thanks for trying I found an article that said that dog biscuits were good, so I'm trying that. He seems to be eating the paste I made fairly well. I guess we'll see how he does over night. I'd just hate for him to be taken by a cat, I'm surprised he wasn't already.
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Old 07-22-2007, 12:22 AM   #4
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I work at a pet shop we hand feed baby birds all the time! go to your pet shop & they can get you all set up &show you how to feed, good luck . it's not hard at all!
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:25 AM   #5
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You can also call a vet & ask. Might not hurt to keep one in the loop. They may also know of wildlife rehabilitators in the area who might be able to give you advice.
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:33 AM   #6
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One of my dogs recently brought in a baby bird that was still alive. The vets' offices were closed, but one of our pet stores told me to feed the bird cat food that had been moistened. She also said to keep it warm.

Can you see if there is a rehabilitation center close to you? That's probably going to be your best bet.

Good luck!
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