Rescued a wild finch fledgeling from a feral cat today. Pictures!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Angelfire, May 25, 2010.

  1. Angelfire

    Angelfire Out Of The Brooder

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    I think this is a male House Finch? He is very flighty when I go to pick him up, but cannot fly very well which makes me guess it is a fledgeling. In the pictures he doesn't have tailfeathers because they were ripped off by a feral cat. I rescued him from the cat and took him in and he is now living in a little pet kennel. He LOVES strawberries and has become a little tame because he now eats them from my hand without flying off. My little sister named him "Mr. Figgleywinks" so I just call him "Figgy."
    He still tries to fly when I pick him up, like in the second photo, but other than that he does not spook when I have my hand in the cage.
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    Isn't he cute?
    I also called the feedstore that carries finches and they said if I hand feed him fruit he should be fine. I may take him over there today so they can have a looksie at him just incase.
     
  2. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is very cute! Hope he wasn't hurt and does good for you!
     

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