Yesterday while walking in the grass outside our home my 2 kids found a small baby bird. This bird has not even got any feathers yet.
It was quite amazing that no one had stepped on it as we had all been working in the yard. We looked around and found another one about 15 feet away but this one was obviously dead and had been so for a little while.
A close friend of my daughter's and her mother raise birds at home and breed lovebirds. a container with toilet paper bedding and a phone were quickly sought. Off the gang all went to visit the friend and her mother. I figured they could keep the bird there are look after it.
A short while later home came the group bird and all. They had a container of food and had been shown what to do. The friends did not have any babies now and so were not going to put out the time necessary for keeping ours healthy. the task was now ours to do.
Night one -my daughter set her clock and got up every 2 hours as instructed to do and fed the bird. during the following day the same thing. Now tonight i am off to work and i am bringing the bird with me for overnight care as this is exam week.
None of the kids can stay up all night and bird sit. Will be exciting for sure as I have to be careful as I work in a hospital. They are all worried the bird will get sick. We have no idea even what kind of bird it is.
We now seem to have a bird and am not sure what to do. he is feeding well, peeps when hungry and time to feed, opens his little mouth wide and bops his head around looking for food. He has a good output and we are changing the toilet paper every feed and he is sleeping well between feedings. time will tell...