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Thread: Baby Mockingbird: out on his own

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    Member ErinMarie's Avatar
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    I came home tonight from a 3 hour long written exam/interview to find this little fledgling hopping around in my backyard.

    Momma and Poppa bird were dive bombing the 3 dogs and shrieking something awful and the cat was eying him from the relative safety of the bushes...readying himself to pounce, I imagine.

    He's now in a cage for now, and I will try to either find the nest to put him back tomorrow, or feed him berries and meal worms until he gets his flight feathers in. He still has some downy fuzz on his head, like bushy little eyebrows!

    impromptu easter basket grab:

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    safe in the cage:

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    Bless you for saving his/her life. Thank you for sharing.

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    Hope it makes it!

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    I have replaced baby mockingbirds to their nest twice, and everything seemed to turn out OK-

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    I volunteer at a Wildlife Rescue organization in the area. It has been awhile but I have helped in the bird rooms with feeding and I know that we gave fluid of some sort to the birds that age. You may want to contact a similar organization for information on what to give the little fellow. You can Google Wildlife Rescue and Rehab in Kendalia Texas for their contact information. They have a 24 hr hotline and might be able to advise you.

    You are a good person for saving him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grambi
    I volunteer at a Wildlife Rescue organization in the area. It has been awhile but I have helped in the bird rooms with feeding and I know that we gave fluid of some sort to the birds that age. You may want to contact a similar organization for information on what to give the little fellow. You can Google Wildlife Rescue and Rehab in Kendalia Texas for their contact information. They have a 24 hr hotline and might be able to advise you.

    You are a good person for saving him.
    That is a good idea - I will check them out, since it's been a bit warm and I doubt he'll figure out the water dish quite yet.

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    No, at his age I think he will definately need dropper or syringe fluids and maybe even food. I believe that the food was dry cat food mixed with water to make a gruel that could be syringe fed. Warmth and quiet are also important. Panting indicates stress. Don't try to feed when panting. About all I can remember at this time.

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    What a wonderful thing you did for that little cutie.

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    So how is the little guy this morning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grambi
    So how is the little guy this morning?
    He is alert and hopping around. :) I gave him a few dribbles of the cat chow/gruel, and put some chopped plantain on the fence for the parents (DH said in Mexico that's what they feed them).
    The cage door is open just in case they want to hop in or come up to it.

    DH is home today and the cat is still in, so he will be keeping an eye out.

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