Wild bird with no use in legs! What should I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LittlePip21, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. LittlePip21

    LittlePip21 Songster

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    IMG_1678.JPG Hello, yesterday I found a bird on the ground near the highway. He was using his wings to propel himself along the ground, squaking and very much alive. His legs are splayed out and useless behind him. I put him in a box with holes in it, gave him some water and put him in a dark room. I called the wildlife center and they directed me to our local game warden, who said they would call the next day and retrieve the bird. But they haven't called, and never asked for my number, and did not instruct me to give it water. We tried to call around 11 but no answer, I'm not sure they're coming, so what should I do? He's always scuffling around and seems like he wants to live so badly, I'm just at odds of what I should do. What's worse we are leaving for several weeks on Thursday. If anyone could help me identify it and what it eats that would be great to. Any advice would be appreciated!
     
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Better pic will help identify it better. All I can see now is that he looks vaguely like a blackbird.
     
  3. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Do you have a wildlife rehabilitation center anywhere nearby? Those are the best places to bring injured wild birds.
     
  4. LittlePip21

    LittlePip21 Songster

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    Hey guys, they just called, they at conning to get it, thank you for your advice!
     
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  5. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Great news. I hope they can help.
     

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