Need help for caring for baby bird! My kitten brought this baby bird in this house (U harmed) And I saved it... I made a little nest and I fed it... I need help. Its parents are to small to bring it back to the nest (Were ever that is...) Because I saw them hanging around us. What should I do? I think I should put the little wireish cage with his nest in a tree where its parents can take care of it.... What do you think?
Post by ifluctuate on May 12, 2013 22:45:12 GMT -5
Get a bucket, put some nesting material in it, put the bird in the bucket with the nesting material, and hang from a tree in your yard. The parents will find it. It is VERY hard to raise a wild baby bird, as they need feeding pretty much every half hour and the feedings must be at an exact temperature of 103*F ... hotter will burn their crop causing death, and colder will cause a bacterial infection or croup which will also cause death. Over feeding will also cause death, and under feeding they will starve to death ... so the best thing is to take the little nest u made, put in a bucket and hang ... the parents will feed the baby in the bucket until it is time to fledge.
Post by ifluctuate on May 12, 2013 22:47:32 GMT -5
Also don't touch it too much ... taking pictures is ok. If you do decide to keep it, you'll need to buy baby bird formula from the pet store and follow the directions EXACTLY from the back of the bag. You'll also need a syringe. You'll need a small glass aquarium about 2.5 gallons and a heat lamp of about 25 watts. The bird MUST be able to get away from the heat lamp, or it will over heat and die. however with no heat lamp, and even if YOU feel warm, it could freeze to death ... because of the lack of down feathers to keep itself warm naturally.
did you put lots of nesting material in the bucket? hopefully it was a sturdy branch u hung it from ... ripped up rags or old towels, cotton balls, grass, leaves, stuff like that are all good things to put under and around the baby
another thing u could do, is look in the yellow pages for a wildlife rehab centre ... if your mom or dad could drive u and the baby bird there, they can also take care of the bird by experts who know what they are doing
Post by Sach-Crabministrator on May 13, 2013 10:08:46 GMT -5
ifluctuate, the parents will still care for it even though it has been handled by humans? I was always taught that once you touch a baby bird the mama won't care for it since it will smell like people. Also, what if she kicked the baby out of the nest to begin with? I think the wildlife rescue may be the best idea as all I was going to suggest was wrap it in a towel to keep it warm and feed it watery oatmeal or ground meat meal (or like mealworms or something she may have on hand for the crabs).
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Maybe.... I know a bird will abandon the NEST if humans touch it. But baby birds they will usually take care of them... I dont think the parents pushed hm out because once when I went to get nesting material I came back and the parents were there
you cannot keep a wild bird unless it is not a protected species such as a house sparrow, pigeon or european starling, do you know what type of bird it is? If it is not either of the 3 it is illegal to even raise it, you might want to contact a wildlife rehab
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