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Injured bird, what do I do?

Asked by MrMontpetit (1838points) June 26th, 2009

I’m actually asking this question for a friend. My friend is at work when a bird flew into the building, and constantly went head-on at a window in the stairwell. The bird is now not moving, but still alive. The bird moves when touched and apparently likes to bite. The bird cannot fly or catch his/her own balance. What does one do in this situation?

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augustlan's avatar

Call animal control. They’ll come and pick up the bird. They may or may not decide to euthanize the poor guy. :(

Tink's avatar

How big was the bird?
If it was a baby then I would wrap a little cloth tight around it so it won’t move

MrMontpetit's avatar

@Augustlan Tried calling the local wild bird control call center and it was closed. @Tink1113 It’s not a baby, a regular sized bird.

augustlan's avatar

Is there an emergency vet hospital you could call? They’d probably know the best thing to do.

MrMontpetit's avatar

@augustlan found a number, will try that.

Tink's avatar

I don’t know what else to tell you, sorry

MrMontpetit's avatar

Called the emergency vet number, receptionist gave a new number because they don’t take wild birds and have no clue what to do. Going to try the number the receptionist gave us now.

Tink's avatar

Good Luck!

MrMontpetit's avatar

Oh the bird is flying now! :) Thanks for your help guys, I really appreciate it.

augustlan's avatar

Yay! I’m glad the little guy found his wings again. :)

MrMontpetit's avatar

Woops. He was just hopping and when he was put outside he jumped around and faceplanted. :( No flying for him.

Tink's avatar

Jeez poor bird :)

arnbev959's avatar

A lot of the time when birds fly into buildings they get stunned for a little while. I’ve taken a few birds into my care that have flown into things. Usually after a few hours they’re able to take off on their own. If the little guy can’t fly by tonight keep him someplace where a cat won’t be able to get to him, and let him try again in the morning.

Strauss's avatar

@MrMontpetit I hope that’s the case. I had something similar happen to me earlier this evening.

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