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I have a lost wild bird in my house trying to take care of it?My wild bird is a baby i feed her food that i know that its ok for her to eat but her poop is turning light green is that bad?!
Found wild baby house sparrow birds?Yesterday evening a couple of the neighborhood girls “found a nest” that had 4 baby sparrow birds in it. They said 1 of the birds has died so I took the other 3 and the nest and took care of them for the night. My plan was to call the Wildlife place today and take them into there and have them raise them. When I called this morning they said to put the nest in a tree and the mom will listen for their call and them will take care of them. I watched the tree for about 3 hours and no birds came by. My other issue is that there is a storm coming and I dont want the whole nest to fall out of the tree. Im not sure what my options are now. I have been feeding them wet dog food and soggy wheat bread. I also have 3 dogs that would just love to get to them. I just dont know what to do now.
[display_name id=”1″]Did the cats have the baby birds in their mouths? Do the birds have any feathers? They could have infection from puncture wounds from the cat.
Please never feed birds bread, it contains yeast, which is undigestable by birds. There is no nutritional value, and will only take up space in their stomachs, and not allow them to eat what is good for them.
Is the tree near the original nesting spot? If possible, place it at the same height, facing the same direction, and secure it to the tree, with wire, cord, string, whatever. If possible, make sure there is overhead protection from the weather, a large branch that would keep the young dry.
Call the center back, and let them know that you’ve not seen the parents for many hours, they may suggest you bring them in before the storm. Good luck.
Are all wild birds picky on where they eat?I have 6 feeders in my gardens at the back front and sides of the house i have to fill 1 every day and it holds 1.5 kg but the other 5 i only have to fill every saturday or sunday i do have 3 cats who they are not bothered by as the 1 that needs refilling is the 1 in what we call the cats garden and its up quite high any one got any idea why this is.
Because you have cats I would say that this is one factor contributing to why they are such fussy eaters- they are probably choosing the one that is up the highest because it is a safe distance from the cats and because they have a good view from up there.
Eating from different heights can also symbolise different statures for some birds- a little like a pecking order- where the more dominant chickens will perch higher than the subordinates.
The more dominant or aggressive birds will often choose the better eating grounds, fourcing the other’s to dine in an area that is not so safe, has worse view, or is closer to the ground etc.
My friends have massive wild bird feeding stations over their front yard. They used to have a wildlife shelter, so they still have their old birds coming back season after season. They have been feeding the birds for years and the birds get very close.
They had to put out about 11 feeders because there was so much competition for the food and there were birds missing out.
We live in Australia, and some of the birds that visit the garden include:
Sulfur crested cockatoos, rainbow lorikeets (who always fight for- and win- the best spot!), gang gang cockatoos, galahs, crimson rosellas, eastern rosellas, king parrots, bronze wing pigeons, wattle birds, wrens, magpies, etc.
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Hope this helps!!!
Then no activity at all. I read online that the nectar goes bad so I made my own clear 1 to 4 mix of sugar and water and moved the feeder to a tree away from the house. Still no birds. What can I do?
FUNNY UPDATE: I know some of you have said not to move the feeder but I went outside to move it back to near the house where I could see it. I figured that if the birds haven’t gotten here yet that that would be a better spot.
Well as I was about to take the last knot out of the string holding it up I heard a peculiar buzzing over my head. I see nothing and then down hovers next to me a bright red throat humming bird and he’s just looking at me. So I’ve still got my hands on it and he goes in and is drinking for maybe 30 seconds. Then I here another one and it is brown but it wants nothing to do with what the other bird did so it sits on a branch about 2 feet away. Soon after that i saw a green and red one.
I still can’t see the birds on the feeder from my house very well though.
if you’re in CA your birds will come if the nectar is fresh and you leave ti where it is for long enough for them to check it out and decide it’s safe…..
I put mine up last week so that it would be a ‘normal’ object in the yard when the birds DO get here…. Some years ours show up in May, some years,not till almost July…. But they’ve been staying later…..
Have patience…. They’ll find you….
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Seeds, grains, corn, bread, rice, wheat, etc.
Insects, worms, maggots, insect larvae, meal worms, etc.
Food scrapsWhat else can I use? I can’t use the Pigs. The Birds in our house can fly without the Slingshot!
I through most my table scraps in my yard. Get a lot of birds now and squirrels and rabbits and a few random cats.
Good at least it’s not a omen. I.
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