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I found an Injured Bird. (1 Viewer)


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Hello, while I was out in my backyard today, I noticed that my dog was barking at something on the floor. It was moving, and as I approached, I realized it was an injured baby bird. My dog was trying to get to it but i saved it just in time. My guess was that it was trying to "leave the nest"? Fly off maybe? And fell off and landed in front of my dog's house... (There's a tree right above my dog's house) where you can imagine what my dog did. I tried looking for a nest to no luck. I brought the bird inside with me and warmed it up. It instantly fell asleep. After a while, i tried examining it to determine it's injuries. Currently, all i can see is that one of its legs is broken (i've literally seen it twist up in all different directions). From what i've seen, this bird doesn't know how to fly and is very vocal (not sure if the singing is a good sign). I'm wondering if anyone can give me some advice as to what to do next... and maybe even help me determine the species (i hope the pictures are helpful!!!) .

I would take it to a veterinarian-- but the closest one to me is miles away and i'm unable to take it. Any help would be great. Thanks.


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I'd be surprised if it survives tbh, going to sleep is usually a bad sign but if you're willing to take it to a vet then it of course increases it's odds.

To sustain it, buy some cheap, minced pork or beef and just give it small pieces, regulary and try and get water in to it, a pipette is good if you have or can get one.

looks like a Brown Cowbird?
I agree providing it little drops of water might help, using a clean dropper. But otherwise I would say keep it warm and comfortable. Sometimes it's the trauma of the event that does the most damage, as well as the injury.
Hi Grace and a warm welcome to you from all the Staff and Moderators. It doesn't look too good for this wee mite, does it. As said above its best chance is to receive professional care (do you have a wild life rehabber in your area?)

We have some general guidelines here for the care of injured and baby birds, which I hope you might find useful.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I look forward to hearing your news.

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