Post: Found a baby Chickadee
Posted by Stephanie on 6/08/06
I clean for a living, indoor and out door work. The
other day I just happened to be taking a break out side
when I saw my employers cat stalking birds. So I got up to
shoo him away and I found a tiny little chickadee by the
tree! The cat had jumped on it so I drug the cat away.
Went inside to tell my employer but she was busy. So I ran
back and the cat was back again! I shooed him of. I looked
amongst the Ivy, but didn't see him. I feared the cat had
eaten him ot carried him off, but as I looked closer he
was huddled up close to the tree. So i picked him up and
looked for the nest for about half an hour. I saw the
frantic parents but no nest. So I took him inside. It was
hot and I knew it be another half hour or so till I left.
Probably an hour total before I got home and it had been
warm that day. So I grabbed some cool filtered water,
cleaned my hands, and started feeding him tiny drops of
water. He took to it right away, he was very alert. Soon
he started to cry. When I got home I fed him a mixture of
egg and seed with a dropper. Now we're using wet catfood
with the mixture.
It has been three days sense and he is doing great.
He has a healthy apitite, he loves me. I also have put him
in with my Zebra finches. The female is very young bit she
took to him. She feeds him, but she can't feed him enough
with her tiny beak. He's great though. Some of his down is
coming off. He had most his adult feathers in, but his
chest and back have some down.
I'm just so glad he's doing so well. It's very hard
to keep a baby animal alive away from his mum. I'm glad
it's working out. :)
Posts on this thread, including this one
Found a baby Chickadee, 6/08/06, by Stephanie. Re: Found a baby Chickadee, 6/08/06, by Fran. Re: Found a baby Chickadee, 6/08/06, by Stephanie. Re: Found a baby Chickadee, 8/14/09, by Tammy. Re: Found a baby Chickadee, 4/20/11, by Reba. Re: Found a baby Chickadee, 4/27/11, by Larry. Re: Found a baby Chickadee, 4/27/12, by etrue. Re: Found a baby Chickadee, 4/29/12, by Ann.