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We found a baby bird in the middle of the street. He was squirming around, and when I picked him up I discovered why, he was covered in ants.


So I rinsed him off in warm water, dried him off, and made a little nest in a box with quilt batting scraps and some flannel squares.

He doesn't have his eyes open yet, and he makes no sound. He's moving around a bit though. I have no idea what kind it is, though we have a lot of mocking birds, turtle doves, cardinals and jays as well as some sparrows and such in the area.

I read online that it should be able to eat soaked puppy kibble and such, but I don't know if we should keep him and try to feed him or if there's someone I can get to come get him who can take better care of him. Bit of course is all for keeping him and raising him until he's ready to fly.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

2:37 PM PT: Still trying to get a hold of the bird rehab people who help with transport. The lady in Ft. White can't get her to get it because she has too many sick animals to care for at the moment. The baby has eaten several times now successfully and has pooped in the nest, so that's a good sign. I'm going to continue to try to get a hold of these people and if I can't by later tomorrow morning I'll call the Ft. White lady and see what she says. Maybe I can get my Marine Vet friend to take me over there on Saturday.

Originally posted to FloridaSNMOM on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 09:54 AM PDT.

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