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Can you believe, another injured bird?

Asked by Strauss (20400points) June 27th, 2009

Not 4 hours ago, I had a similar situation to this question. It was about 8 pm local time. We have a lot of doves of several types in our neighborhood. I saw one, an adult turtledove I think, make a low pass over my head and land near the fence in my yard. When I looked closer I could see that the right wing was injured, with some feathers torn up and some blood. I called animal control and got a recording referring me to the local police non-emergency desk. I called that number, the officer on duty advised against capture, due to disease. She also recommended calling a vet hospital in the area for advice (it was closed). As I was making the call, the bird made its way to a corner of my yard where there is a brush pile that can provide some shelter. I think I’ll just leave it until morning, and see what happens.

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Tink's avatar

Poor birdies affected by society :(
Well try putting more leaves so it can survive the night

sandystrachan's avatar

Pick it up ( wear gloves ) put it in a dark secluded area in a box , give it some food and a little warmth .

Tink's avatar

@sandystrachan – Im not sure an injured bird would want to eat, but you can give it water

arnbev959's avatar

Make sure she’s in a place where a cat won’t be able to get to her.

sandystrachan's avatar

@Tink1113 Depends on the bird, when i rescued wild and pet animals the first thing i would offer is food. I would also supply watered down milk in a saucer for them , i also did this for my own animals i had a parrot everyone said was going to die , even the vets said she would be dead before morning turns out she didn’t.

Tink's avatar

I’ve done that to my parrot too and he just kept biting me when I tried to offer it food and it just drank the water I gave to it with one of those medecine giving thingies, but it died a few hours later :(

sandystrachan's avatar

@Tink1113 Sounds like that could have been the stress of trying to give it fluids and food, could have played a part in that after my vet saying my bird would die i never trusted a vet again.

Tink's avatar

We never took ours to a vet. He was just climbing on the top curtain and fell. And we thought it broke it’s neck and it did

Darwin's avatar

Caring for and rehabilitating wild birds is a rather complicated specialty, and most of such birds are covered by both state and federal laws. This means that it is technically illegal to take one in and care for it unless you have the appropriate training and permits.

You might try going on line and looking for wild bird rehabilitators in your area, or wait until they are open and call your version of Texas Parks and Wildlife, or the closest branch of the National Fish and Wildlife Service.

In the meantime, simply make sure the bird is where a cat or other predator can’t reach it. If you feel you must, then do what @sandystrachan said, pick it up (wear gloves) put it in a dark secluded area in a box and offer it some water. However, your presence and handling will further stress the bird so only do it if you must.

cyn's avatar

AWww poor bird
@sandystrchan adding to the response….Pick it up ( wear gloves ) put it in a dark secluded area in a box, give it some food and a little warmth….you should also read him a book

Strauss's avatar

Thanks for the input, all. When I last saw the poor thing last night, it seemed to be in shock. It was walking, but did not seemed to be alarmed by my approach. I called authorities, no non-emergency ( emergency defined as human injury or loss) services available late on a Friday night. I called Saturday morning, and animal rescue came out. There is a bird sanctuary where they keep injured birds until the time comes (if it comes) for the animal to be re-released. They keep records and try to release the animal, when appropriate, in the area from which it was retrieved.

Darwin's avatar

Sounds like the best possible ending for all concerned.

cyn's avatar

I’m glad everything turned alright :)) lurve for dee BIRD :)

Strauss's avatar

I stepped outside to hear a very lonely call of a turtle dove. Is anyone familiar with the mating and/or nesting habits of this species? Will one stay on the nest waiting for the other to return?

Strauss's avatar

Another update——I saw the mate flying around today.

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