Not a pet but thinks he is!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ericsgirlie, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. ericsgirlie

    ericsgirlie Songster

    Jun 30, 2011
    Easton, MD
    My daughter rescued a baby grackle ( not a fledgling and baby who fell from a nest and only had blood feathers) Now he is released but will not leave us alone. We come out of the house and he flies on our head and follows us to be fed. HELP, LOL!

  2. maple

    maple Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    [​IMG] Serves ya right. Put some cat food down for him maybe?
  3. ericsgirlie

    ericsgirlie Songster

    Jun 30, 2011
    Easton, MD
    Yeah nice idea, He wants to be hand fed. The spoiled brat, LOL. He eats, we found a lightening bug in his throat! LOL
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    If you raise a single bird, a lot of times they get very attached to people! I would just get used to it and warn your neighbors! Eventually he might go off with some other birds, but chances are he thinks you guys are his friends/flockmates. Grackles are neat though! They are related to crows and i had one years ago. We lived in a populated neighborhood though and had to give him to a rehabilitation center.
  5. bagendhens

    bagendhens Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    Outside the Boundries
    my expereince with "song birds" grackles are officially song birds is once released it usualy takes a few seasons before they "mature" and take their own path in youll probbaly be stuck with this little guy for a while untill he finds a mate and moves on.
    as long as he is eating on his own hell be fine...
    in this cas though id suggest putting a little bowl of wild bird seed or crushed cat food out for him, lightening bugs arnt realy food of choice as they are incredibly bitter (and mildly poisenous) so it sounds like hes not quite mastered the arts of being a big bird yet lol.
  6. ericsgirlie

    ericsgirlie Songster

    Jun 30, 2011
    Easton, MD
    Yes, so we have heard. Yes our neighbor has been warned, LOL. We had a nest of 6 starlings before this . They stayed for about 2 weeks after release and then went to do bird things. We heard them for about 1 month and they would call back but not come. This lonesome one, not so [​IMG] He is fun but obnoxious. He does not have manners [​IMG]
  7. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    It took our grackle, Peck, about a month to go off on his own.
  8. dewey

    dewey Songster

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    I love grackles. One I raised stayed in the house with me and would follow me room to room, gliding behind once feathers started coming in. They're sweet, smart, lovable birds and make excellent companions.

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