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 In the Brooder

    May 10, 2010
    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.

    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! Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Carlsbad, NM
    He is very cute! Hope he wasn't hurt and does good for you!

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