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Old Tuesday 5th May 2020, 01:10   #1
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Baby Starlings

I found a baby Starling (I think) in the middle of the road last week, Nest, Trees, Grass no where to be found, so I took him home. Looks about 14 days now and has all feathers, Its perching and is in a cage now. Not eating and drinking on its own. When feeding it...do I give it plain water? Or rely on Exact baby bird formula for the water source? I know how to feed it, just not sure about the water. Thanks you for your time on this.

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Old Tuesday 5th May 2020, 04:47   #2
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Hi Chappel and a warm welcome to you from all the Staff and Moderators.

We have some general guidelines here for the care of injured and baby birds.

Can he not fly if he has all its feathers? To advise further it would help to know the species, so could you post a picture of him.

Once birds have left the nest they should be on adult food and if you have a European Starling that is mostly insects (though they will eat almost anything).

Please let us know how you get on.
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Here's a picture of the baby.

https://djonair.tumblr.com/post/6172.../baby-starling
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Thanks for posting the pictures Chappel, though it doesn't help me, I can't quite make out what he is.

I'm going to move your thread to the ID forum, as I'm sure they'll be able to confirm the ID. I see you're subscribed to the thread so you should be able to find it easily.

He doesn't look too far off being able to fledge I don't think.
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Thank you. I'll take more pictures. Those were about 5 days ago.
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