The Baby Bird We Were Taking Care Of Died :(

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

DaniDev143:  I’m sorry  I used to save baby birds all the time when I was a kid, and my grandma would take care of them. It sounds like you did everything you could.

Your neighbor sounds really scary, like a bully. I’d think if he did anything to the bird, it would have died right away though. I can’t help but hope somebody bullies him though. Man, people can suck so much.

Post # 4
3833 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m really sorry about the bird, especially since it sounds like the guy had something to with it.

But – and I’m not trying to be critical, just sharing what I know –  you really shouldn’t be taking baby birds in or feeding them. 

If it’s a hatchling, either put it back in the nest or build it a new one (like you did with the basket). If it’s a fledgling, and not in danger (outdoor cat or in the middle of a road or something), leave it where it is or move it to a safer space. 


Post # 6
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

DaniDev143:  If you again find yourself caring for wild animals, especially baby birds, please contact a wildlife sanctuary or veterinarian that has a wildlife or bird specialist. They are better equipped for caring for wild animals that have fallen out of nests/been abandoned.

Post # 8
3018 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Your poor neighbour. I would worry she is being abused.

As for the bird, did it look completely naked, or were there defined feathers? It is a normal stage of development for them to be out of the nest sooner than you would think – for one, it actually ups their chance of survival. Nests are kind of whiffy, and lots of predators (other birds, raccoons, weasels, snakes depending on your area) tale advantage of that jackpot when they smell it. Spread out on the ground tree is less chance of the whole nest being eaten at once.

Post # 9
7289 posts
Busy Beekeeper

DaniDev143:  I would find out if your neighbour was willing to report what the other neighbours BF did with you. I don’t think anyone should tolerate animal cruelty.

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