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Post: Found a baby Chickadee

Posted by Stephanie on 6/08/06

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    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.