Found a Baby Bird, it's injured what should I do?
My Daughter and I found an Injured Bird
On July 4th, 2012, my daughter and I was walking to the store when we saw a little tree bird trying to fly. It looked like the little bird's leg was injured. My daughter Sabrina has a tendency to help little animals in need. My first thought when I seen the little bird was "where is it's mom?" I looked around and did not see any other birds trying to help the injured starling (I think that is what it is called). I have heard many times that if you see an injured bird, you should leave it alone because if the human scent is present on the bird, the mother bird will abandon it.
Baby Tree Bird Found
I could not leave the bird helpless on it's own!
Helping an Injured Bird
Sabrina and I couldn't stop ourselves from picking the bird up and trying to help it. There are many stray cats around that would of had a feast for the fourth of July. I couldn't handle the thought of that happening to our new feathered friend. Plus, Sabrina has a little experience in helping injured birds a couple times. One time we rescued an Injured Black Crow.
We took the bird home and placed it in a clean shoe box while I researched online what to do. I felt pretty bad from some of the responses I read online saying "Leave it alone". Since we already decided to take it home and help it, the next step was to call animal control. Well I called the local animal control and told them our story. They told me that they usually don't rescue wild life animals and work with only domesticated animals. They were great help and gave me the telephone number to the nearest wildlife rescue shelter. As I type this article, we are waiting for the wildlife rescue lady to call us back so we can get the baby bird to an incubator where it can be professional taken care of.
Rescued Baby Bird
Baby Bird is safe for now!
I had an old cage that we used for our pet rat and I cleaned it up really good. We now have the baby bird in the cage. I took a soda cap lid and washed it out and filled it with water for Isabelle (my daughter just now named the bird). Isabelle also has some soaked up nutritional food that we got from the vets awhile back. We have the cage and Isabelle inside so that she stays warm like the lady told us on the telephone. She also said to soak up some dried cat or dog food to feed to Isabelle if it seems she is opening her beak begging for food and is hungry. I will update this article when I can....The Injured Baby Bird is Safe For Now.