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Wild Babies

Damaged Bird Nests

Safe Handling

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A replacement nest can be secured to or close to the same tree or nest spot. Use a wicker basket or plastic cup with small holes for drainage to hold the original nest, or use natural materials similar to the original nest to pad the nestlings. Monitor from a safe distance, preferably indoors, for parents to return to care for the nest for at least an hour.

What you are witnessing may be perfectly normal behaviour. Look For:

  • Weakness or unconsciousness
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Discharge from the ears, eyes or nose
  • Large patches of missing/damaged feathers, fur or shell
  • Foreign objects stuck to or wrapped around the body
  • A deceased parent or siblings nearby
  • Bleeding
  • Open wounds
  • Fly eggs or maggots
  • Cat attack - even without visible or obvious wounds
  • Broken, injured or missing limbs – hindered movement
  • Non-stop shivering or crying

If you see any of these signs, the animal needs immediate help

As a volunteer powered charitable organization, we do not have the means or resources for pick ups or field rescues. We must rely on finders bringing animals in need of care to our facility.

Please do not bring animals to the centre without first confirming an intake time with a wildlife volunteer.