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Dimples9991

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Hi everyone ! New here! My name is Mariah I live in south Florida. My mom recently found 3 baby blue jays knocked out of there nest on a very windy night. She made a makeshift nest out of an old butter container with some grass and left it on some bushes directly under the tree the had fallen out of. She kept an eye on them throughout the night and most of the next day and sadly mom and dad never returned for the babies. When she went to retrieve the nest one of the babies did not make it 😢. My mom is a dog lover but I’m an animal lover. She quickly brought the babies to me and I just want to make sure I am providing them proper care. They are a bit dirty as the bird formula my mom purchased kinda got all over the place. I’ve been dipping QTips in warm water and little by little getting them clean because I’m scared to get them too wet. Do they need a warming lamp or some sort of incubation? When should I introduce berries, worms, grain, etc? How do I tell if they are male or female? Should I be giving them the bird formula ? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
 
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Hi Mariah and a warm welcome to you from all the Staff and Moderators. Raising nestlings is a very difficult job and you really need to get these to your local wildlife rehab centre as soon as possible. Meantime you could try feeding a little tinned cat food (not dog food for some reason), use a cocktail stick at first. But it really depends how advanced they are on the amount of food and what they actually need at that stage. Live meal worms, caterpillars etc.

You do need to check your state laws as in some areas it is not legal really for you to do this, without at least contacting the rehabbers first.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I look forward to hearing your news.
 
Hi everyone ! New here! My name is Mariah I live in south Florida. My mom recently found 3 baby blue jays knocked out of there nest on a very windy night. She made a makeshift nest out of an old butter container with some grass and left it on some bushes directly under the tree the had fallen out of. She kept an eye on them throughout the night and most of the next day and sadly mom and dad never returned for the babies. When she went to retrieve the nest one of the babies did not make it 😢. My mom is a dog lover but I’m an animal lover. She quickly brought the babies to me and I just want to make sure I am providing them proper care. They are a bit dirty as the bird formula my mom purchased kinda got all over the place. I’ve been dipping QTips in warm water and little by little getting them clean because I’m scared to get them too wet. Do they need a warming lamp or some sort of incubation? When should I introduce berries, worms, grain, etc? How do I tell if they are male or female? Should I be giving them the bird formula ? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
Hi. I think the best thing to do in these situations, and by the way you and your mother’s work is very applaudable. So kind of you both and a lot of work and care! But I think the best thing is to take them to a bird sanctuary, where they are professionals and know exactly what to do with the right equipment. God bless you for caring so much and I wish you and the birds love and a beautiful life. 🩷
 

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