HELP I’M DYING
THE NOISES IT MAKES WHEN IT EATS
AWWW BABY ; 0 ;
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What a great muppet
If you find a baby bird like this, it NEEDS to go back in its nest. Boisterous siblings may have accidentally pushed this guy out of the nest, but not its mother. By feeding him, you are setting up a bird to:
A) depend on humans for food
B) not identify with other members of his species (because he will identify with humans instead)
C) never develop the skills necessary to survive in the wild. He’ll die upon release.
If you return a fallen baby bird to its nest and don’t see a parent return to the nest after a significant amount of time, take that baby straight to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. It is illegal to hold native wildlife for longer than 24 hours in Ontario, and I’m sure the laws are similar in the States. A rehabber will give the bird an actual chance at survival, and may even have a foster mommy to give him the best chance.
By taking in wild baby animals you are setting them up for failure. And by failure I mean death. Don’t do it. This has been a PSA from your friendly non-releasable wildlife educator. :)