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Thread: A bird in the hand.....literally

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    I was turning off the porch light and for whatever reason glanced outside the door. Near one of the rockers there was this little guy, huddled up. I stepped out the door figuring he'd fly off, but he didn't. He didn't move an inch as I walked up to him. I knew right away something had to be wrong. I carefully picked him up, looked him over and didn't see any injuries, not that that means there isn't any though. I set him up on the window ledge, hopefully out of the notice of any critters tonight. Something obviously is wrong, I just hope he'll be okay.
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    I would have brought him in out him in a cage and fed him for a few days but that is just me!

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    i also would have brought it in.. If he can't fly, he could be grab easily by another animal.

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    At first I thought about bringing him in but I have a cockatiel and if this bird is sick I don't want my bird to get ill as well. (I washed my hands very well when I came in) He may not have something that is contagious, but I don't want to take the chance.

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    It's still a baby and doesn't know any better. It looks like a cardinal.

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    I hope he/she makes it!

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    Maybe call a rescue group? :D:D:D

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    Looks like a female cardinal to me. :)

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    Poor little thing.

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    A female cardinal.

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    If you can, set up a lamp near the bird, where it can get close to it if it wants. Sick/injured birds usually love the extra heat, and it seems to help the healing process. A lamp with a regular incandescent bulb will work just fine. (I doubt the new CFL kind makes enough heat to work.) A fabric-covered heating pad turned on "low" would work too. Don't use terry cloth; the bird's claws can get tangled in the loops.

    Just be sure the bird can move away from the heat if it wants, so it doesn't get too warm or dehydrated. Wouldn't hurt to provide a small bowl of water, too, and some bird seed.

    Gorgeous birdie! Hope it's okay. :)

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    At first I thought female Cardinal but after looking at the bird closer I think it was a young male. The brown/gray feathers were quite downy still and his tail and head feathers seemed brighter than the female's normally are. This morning he was gone from the window ledge but left several piles of poo behind so hopefully he stayed the night and then moved on at daylight. If he was a baby he may have just stayed out too late and got confused by the dark. My porch light was on so that may have drawn him there.

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    Aw, hope he makes it, how beautiful he is!

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    Sounds like he will be okay - I agree, from the picture he looks like a young male cardinal. Interesting, because I am way north of you and we won't see young cardinals until late spring :) They happen to be my favorite bird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachelcb80
    At first I thought about bringing him in but I have a cockatiel and if this bird is sick I don't want my bird to get ill as well. (I washed my hands very well when I came in) He may not have something that is contagious, but I don't want to take the chance.
    he probably would have beat himself against the cage too, doing more harm...he really is pretty

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    One year at Christmas time we rescued a chickadee had in in a cage and fed him seeds and berries till he was recovered and then let him go.

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    Beautiful bird.

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