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Old 10-12-2006, 04:30 PM   #1
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Another 'bird in the bedroom' question

I put out a little bowl of water and birdseed out and the poor thing was just gobbling it up.

When I went to check on it. She was sitting on my pillow. Doesn't that mean her wing isn't hurt? Or could she have jumped from the floor to the sidewood and hopped onto the bed?

Her left wing is still held at an awkward position. The Humane Society isn't open but I left a message for them to call me tomorrow. I couldn't find a bird sanctuary.

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Old 10-12-2006, 05:26 PM   #2
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Are there any vets nearby that care for birds???? Poor little bird -
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:29 PM   #3
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That was very kind of you to rescuse the little bird. The Humane Society will be able to give more info.
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:33 PM   #4
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Jan, the bird may have just pulled a muscle or something and still be able to fly a bit. Keep at it, you will catch it yet. Try putting something tasty out for it (PB blob?) and sit close to it and just murmur quietly. It may then let you get close enough to catch it. Just make sure you have a place all ready for it! And a box with a towel over it is a good start if you can't find anything else to use. Dark settles birds down.
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:21 PM   #5
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It does sit there and cheep cheep at me FROM MY PILLOW! I know it's trusting me more but not enough for me to be able to catch it.

The wing isn't as bad as I thought. I hope it can be helped.
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:24 PM   #6
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Jan, if you can get close enough and are fast enough, keep a light towel (big enough too) that you can throw over the bird and then it will be easy to put into a box (make sure there are holes for light to get through! Birds won't eat in the dark) or cage until you can get it to a vet or shelter.
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:27 PM   #7
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I had a dove get hurt and manage its way to one of my plants on the front balcony. The local H.S. was of some help. I hope your little bird makes it ok!
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Old 10-12-2006, 07:46 PM   #8
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I think it must be in the closet now although I felt around and she wasn't running about. It has a full tummy and a big drink of water so I believe she's resting.

Tomorrow I'll block the closet and take everything off the floor. Mr HB and I couldn't find it under any of the furniture. At least I know the dear isn't hungry and thirsty.

[QUOTEJan, if you can get close enough and are fast enough, keep a light towel (big enough too) that you can throw over the bird and then it will be easy to put into a box (make sure there are holes for light to get through! Birds won't eat in the dark) or cage until you can get it to a vet or shelter.][/QUOTE]

That's what we were going to do this evening. Boy I need to vacuum under everything...the dust kills my asthma. It's hard to move dressers et al.
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Old 10-12-2006, 07:47 PM   #9
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Good luck and hugs for being kind!
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:47 PM   #10
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You may want to call the zoo. I would guess you are closest to Zoo Atlanta.

Had a brother who ran a municipal zoo for many years, and they get called with all kinds of questions.

They probably will not take the bird, but may be able to help you out with some good advice as to where to take him.

Bottom line, I think, is you are probably going to have to catch him which can be a bit tricky for a wild bird (have caught tamed ones who got free quite easily).

Before you do would try to make sure the bird is truly injured. Sometimes birds that fly into small areas may seem that way because the room is too small to fly.

May be a tough call though.

Do your best and good luck.
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