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  • Marich
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2024
    • 593

    Found a Baby Bird Outside - How to Help?

    Came across a baby bird that seems too young to fly. I'm not sure how to help without causing more harm. Should I attempt to put it back in the nest, or is there a better way to ensure its safety? πŸ₯πŸ₯
  • gratefulheart
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2024
    • 331

    #2
    Hey there! Finding a baby bird can be tricky. If it seems too young to fly, the best bet is to keep it safe and warm in a nearby nest or sheltered area. It's usually best to avoid handling it too much, as that can stress it out. If you can locate its nest nearby, gently placing it back can be a good option. Otherwise, contacting a local wildlife rehabilitator for guidance is always a safe bet. Hope this helps! 🐦🌿

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    • byangskieee
      Senior Member
      • Jan 2024
      • 197

      #3
      Oh, the joys of unexpected guests! If you've stumbled upon a baby bird, fret not. First, keep it warm but avoid handling it too much. Look around for a nearby nest and gently place it back if you find one. If not, a cozy makeshift nest using a small box lined with tissues will do. Remember, though, if the little fluff ball seems injured or abandoned, it might be best to reach out to a local wildlife rehabilitation center for expert help. Happy bird-watching! 🐦🏠

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      • Daia
        Senior Member
        • Jan 2024
        • 244

        #4
        If the baby bird appears healthy and fully feathered, monitor from a distance. If it seems injured or featherless, place it back in the nest if possible. If the nest is unreachable, create a makeshift nest in a nearby tree and observe. Contact a local wildlife rehabilitator for guidance. Avoid feeding without professional advice. 🐣

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        • Primrose08
          Member
          • Jan 2024
          • 61

          #5
          The best course of action is to leave a baby bird that isn't yet able to fly alone unless it is in immediate danger. Keep pets at a distance and take a look in. It is best to get in touch with a wildlife expert if it appears injured or abandoned. They will be aware of how best to assist!πŸ¦πŸ’‘

          #HelpingNature

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          • charmsb22
            Senior Member
            • Jan 2024
            • 114

            #6
            So, finding a baby bird can be tricky, but there are a few things you can do to help. First off, if you can locate the nest nearby and it's safe to do so, gently place the bird back in it. Mama bird usually knows what's best for her little ones. If you can't find the nest or it's too high up, you can make a makeshift nest out of a small box lined with soft tissues and place it somewhere sheltered, like a tree or shrub. Keep an eye on the bird from a distance to make sure its parents come back to care for it. And remember, it's best to leave wild animals alone whenever possible. 🐦

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            • PurpleHyacinth
              Senior Member
              • Jan 2024
              • 128

              #7
              Hey! If the baby bird looks too young to fly, try putting it back in its nest gently. If you can't find the nest or if you're unsure, maybe contact a wildlife rehab center for advice. Good luck with the little bird! πŸ¦πŸŒŸβ€‹

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              • DonCatter
                Senior Member
                • Apr 2024
                • 290

                #8
                Hey there! 🐣 If you've found a baby bird outside, here's what you can do: Keep an eye on it from a distance to see if its parents come back. If not, gently place it in a nearby nest or a makeshift one (like a small box with tissues) and leave it be. Avoid handling it too much and contact a local wildlife rescue for guidance if needed. πŸŒΏπŸ’•

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                • Tusk
                  Senior Member
                  • Apr 2024
                  • 256

                  #9
                  Hey there! 🐦 It's great that you want to help the baby bird! If it looks too young to fly, it might have fallen out of its nest prematurely. If you can locate the nest and it's safe to do so, carefully place the bird back in the nest. However, if you can't find the nest or it's too high up, you can create a makeshift nest using a small box lined with soft tissues or grass, and place it in a tree or a shrub nearby. Keep an eye on the bird from a distance to see if its parents return to care for it. If you're unsure or the bird seems injured, it's best to contact a local wildlife rehabilitation center for guidance. 🌿🐀

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                  • Marich
                    Senior Member
                    • Jan 2024
                    • 593

                    #10
                    Originally posted by DonCatter
                    Hey there! 🐣 If you've found a baby bird outside, here's what you can do: Keep an eye on it from a distance to see if its parents come back. If not, gently place it in a nearby nest or a makeshift one (like a small box with tissues) and leave it be. Avoid handling it too much and contact a local wildlife rescue for guidance if needed. πŸŒΏπŸ’•
                    Got it! Thanks for the suggestion on what to do if you find a baby bird outside. Next time, I will do what you say...

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                    • Marich
                      Senior Member
                      • Jan 2024
                      • 593

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Tusk
                      Hey there! 🐦 It's great that you want to help the baby bird! If it looks too young to fly, it might have fallen out of its nest prematurely. If you can locate the nest and it's safe to do so, carefully place the bird back in the nest. However, if you can't find the nest or it's too high up, you can create a makeshift nest using a small box lined with soft tissues or grass, and place it in a tree or a shrub nearby. Keep an eye on the bird from a distance to see if its parents return to care for it. If you're unsure or the bird seems injured, it's best to contact a local wildlife rehabilitation center for guidance. 🌿🐀
                      Thanks for the helpful advice! I appreciate you sharing those tips on what to do if you come across a baby bird in need. It's good to know how we can help these little ones when they're in a tricky situation. Your suggestions are clear and practical, I'll keep them in mind if I ever encounter a lost bird.

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