If the bird you have found is truly orphaned or is injured, it
will need assistance.
Place the bird in a small box lined with soft rags. Close the
lid and keep the bird in a warm, quiet place.
If you have a heating pad, turn it on LOW and place the box on
TOP of it.
DO NOT PUT THE BIRD IN A BIRD CAGE. This can cause too much
stress and can further injure the bird.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO GIVE THE BIRD ANY FOOD OR WATER UNTIL IT HAS
WARMED UP. A cold animal cannot digest food.
Soak some dry cat or dog food in warm water until it is mushy.
Once the baby bird has warmed up, you may feed it small bites
of the mushy food with a syringe or tweezers.
If the baby bird has no feathers, it will need to be fed every
half hour for a 12-hour day.
If it has feathers, then it will only need to be fed hourly
for a 12-hour day. The bird should eat several bites, poop,
and then settle back down.
If the bird isn't defecating, it probably isn't warm enough.
It must poop after every feeding. Be aware that these are
emergency feeding instructions and are only good for 24-36
hours. They do not provide adequate nutrition for a baby bird
to be raised on and develop properly.
If you find a baby bird that is not fully feathered and is
uninjured, look directly up and see if you can locate the
nest. Then, make every effort to place it back in the nest.
The parents will not abandon the baby if you have touched it
or the nest.
If the nest cannot be located or if it is too