Help me help an injured juvenile chickadee
September 1, 2014 10:58 AM Subscribe
We found an injured juvenile chickadee. I had some wildlife rehab training decades ago. I have worked with juvenile birds and injured birds, but never with injured juvenile birds, and never anything so small.
Any advice or suggestions from rehabbers, vets, knowledgable people would be helpful.
posted by clarkstonian to Pets & Animals (2 answers total)
We found this bird. It is flopping on one side. The injury seems to be to its wing, and not to anything else. I've put it in a box on a towel. I can give it water. Do not know what to feed it. We used to feed birds slightly heated cat food. But those were bigger birds.
I have looked up wildlife rehabbers in the area. There are none that handle what they call "dickie birds."
So...keep it warm, give it water, feed it what? The goal is to keep it alive until I can get it to a vet tomorrow. Will a vet take it? Can a vet help it? Any advice or suggestions from rehabbers, vets, knowledgable people would be helpful.