Help.....Woodpecker! :(

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by bird sitter, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. bird sitter

    bird sitter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, so I was out at the chicken coop putting my new chickens in an enclosed pen when I heard a squirrel in the tree above so I got my gun. I shot at it and I shot a woodpecker instead! Poor thing nosed dived into the creek bed and theres a tree thats sorta out of the ground in the creek and he nestled under it. I then worked the tree out of the ground ( note that the tree was in a creek so its easy to pull out). I picked him up and he bit down and held on to my thumb and screamed non-stop until we got to the coop! He/ she is now in a cat kennel and i'm feeding him mealworms.

    Anything else I need to know or do? I can't get him to drink water and I know he's got a wound, but I know it's not super bad because there's not any blood dripping.
     
  2. ladybirdb12

    ladybirdb12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you find a wild life rescues!!!! Keep him warm, they need to be warm before they eat, ummm like in the 80s heat lamp, but he is going to need meds (infections can set in) look in the yellow pages or call non emergency police they might have a place to send the bird.
     
  3. Ghostbelly

    Ghostbelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where is his wound?
     
  4. bird sitter

    bird sitter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I beleive it's right above his vent so no organ damage. He seems perfectly normal no lying down or drowsiness!
     
  5. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put it outside tomorrow morning and see if it flies away, if it does it should be fine. If not contact a wildlife rescue organization to rescue the bird.
     
  6. Ghostbelly

    Ghostbelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the vent? you mean like its butt?
     
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  7. bird sitter

    bird sitter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes
     
  8. Ghostbelly

    Ghostbelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you shot him in the tail? :th
     
  9. bird sitter

    bird sitter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lo pretty much!
     
  10. Ghostbelly

    Ghostbelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm glad he's is doing ok :)
     

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