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Rescued A Baby Bird!! Need Help!!

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Ok so today as I was working, bascially there was 2 guys on top ripping stuff off this roof, and I was the guy down below cleaning the stuff up. As I was going through some trash/debris, I saw this baby bird squirming around. IM guessing that there was a next mixed in with the plywood and insulation somewhere. Let me say this is on tough little guy! He fell almost 13 feet!!

I couldnt help myself to just let him die there so I hid him inside this little bush until I was done for the day, went back and he was still there. I decided to take him home and hopefully take care of him until he gets too big. I dont think he will ever be given the chance to fly, since a mother bird acts in ways that we possibly cant imitate. But at least he will maybe have a chance a t a life that wouldve most likely ended this afternoon with the sun beating on him.

So I went to wal-mart and got some baby night crawlers, I recently just cut one in a third and he gulped it down nicely. When I go near him he sticks his head up and looks for food because his eyes arent open yet. How many times a day do you think I should feed him? I understand that warm weather makes metabolism pretty fast, so I was thinking maybe 3 or 4?

Also, he will obviously need water. So i cleaned out an eyedrop case, and plan on maybe giving him a drop or two when necessary. But how much do you think is enough?

Currently I have him in some pop corn bowl, with a little nest i made out of some thin grass with a paper towl under it :D

Any body have any tips? o_O? Hopefully he turns out alright! :D

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chew worms, then regurgitate them back into your own mouth, then let the bird eat said worms.

All kidding aside you should probably call the ASPCA? Or a vet hospital for help?

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A couple times loooong ago Ive taken a Robin in and raised it from that early stage in your picture. I chopped the crawlers into little bits plus I fed it bread very wet with water. I would just dip my finger in water and give it a few drops that way. I would say try not to over-feed it but what that amount is cant tell ya. I guess for variety get some waxworms/spikes.

With its eyes not open yet it will take to you once the eyes do open-lucky there.

Mine I could take out in their early flight stage on my finger and toss them to start flight they will learn on their own you dont need to fly. I just whistle quick blurps and it come back to me. Take it to downspout while raining for a bath. Let it fly around the yard it always came back to me.

I would catch bugs and put them on the ground 10-20 feet away point to them and the bird would go after them.

The most difficult part taking to the park letting it go :sad-021:

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My family has also rescued a little robin that fell out of its nest. We fed it worms and let it drink out an eyedropper.

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We rescued a baby Redwing Blackbird when I was a kid, we named him Yappy and he survived and thrived! Mix a bit of water with some wet dog food, far easier and cheaper than worms.

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Dude that's cool! I don't even have anything to add to the thread other than some of the stories here are sweet!

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We recently had a robin set up shop under the eaves of our front porch. Those babies grow very fast. From birth-to-gone took maybe 7 or 8 days. Mamma and Papa were constantly feeding them.

Key thing here that nobody has mentioned yet, but I noticed momma layed on them and kept them warm at night. I'm sure that was for protection from predators too. Not sure how you can mimick it - I wouldn't recommend laying on the baby! LOL! But maybe an animal hospital can offer some tips.

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PM Raul he is a vet & might know.

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Put a light over it to keep it warm...we once found a duck in the lake and kept it and it made it just fine.

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350 degree oil and some garlic buffalo sauce.

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Oh that's just wrong! :P

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