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HELP!!! (Found a Baby Bird)

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  1. Yoda the tortoise

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    I found a baby bird that was injured under the nest and ants were trying to eat it. What can I do to help it?
    I put it in a box with old shorts, and a heating pad.
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    Update: he is now walking a and eating more still can't hold himself up for a few minutes without something to lean against.
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    Keep it warm and feed it
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    I've been keeping him in my screened in porch and been feeding him soft dog food, found out he is a mocking bird.
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    My grandma would feed rescued baby birds wet cat food that isn't chicken flavored
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    He also can t stand up that well, what do you thinks causing it? IMG_20190616_190316.jpg
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    My sister found a bird like that, and it was lopsided for a few days. But as it ate and rested it readjusted itself. Just keep it warm and feed it!
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    So I checked what the dog food had in it and it said chicken! I didn't mean to feed his cousins to him! Lol:p
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    Lol I guess if he likes it... who's to tell him? My little sisters bird just wouldn't eat it but would eat the fish one!
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    there is a video on Youtube of a chicken eating strips of chicken.
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    But chickens are carnivorous. In the food industry, they have "debeak" or clip chickens beaks so the d ont have to eat each other
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    I feed my chickens egg so technically they are eating themselves [emoji51]
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    2 days ago we thought he was going to die, now he is lively always hungry and figured out how to move from one side of the cage to the other with using his wing so he doesn't fall over!:)
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    I saw another mocking bird above our porch looking for nugget.
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    He is now jumping but he still can hold his balance when he is standing up and about to fall he uses his wing to push him back up.
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    Do you have a small perch for him to hold onto? Like a stick or branch?
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    No, we have a carpet that we folded up, where We folded it up there was a little pace where he could jump up.
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    Wax worms or small, loaded crickets would be best.
    My wife and I saved a bird a while ago. That thing had to eat like every 3 hours and crapped like a horse.
    Never again.
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