- What to do in the event that you discover a bird that has been harmed Maintain a calm, still, and warm environment for the bird.
- The following are the top things to do: Take away any potential danger to the bird (such locking your cat or dog up); Wrap the bird in a towel or a blanket, carefully place it in a box that is both safe and well-ventilated, and store it in a room that is warm and dark;
Put the bird in a place that is out of reach of both children and other animals where it will be warm and dark. It is best to avoid engaging with the bird in any way, including talking to it or handling it, as this can give it further discomfort. Under no circumstances should you feed or water a bird. Get in touch with the local wildlife rehabilitation facility as soon as possible.
What should I do if I find an injured bird?
- Never put anything, not even water or food, into the mouth of a bird, animal, or other creature that is wounded.
- Put the bird in a container or tote bag that has been lined with paper towels to keep it from sliding about within the container.
- In order to protect your pet from potentially lethal stressors like light, sound, and the prying eyes of other animals and children, you should use a cover that is well-secured.
What to do if a bird is in heat and panting?
It is possible to place a hot water bottle that has been wrapped in a towel inside or next to the box. This will ensure that the bird will be able to get away from the heat if it so chooses. If it starts to sputter, you should take it away from the heat source immediately. Do not provide either food or drink until specifically instructed to do so by a knowledgeable person.
What are the signs of an injured bird?
Eyes closed, squinting, crusty, weepy, puffy, and bleeding were all visible characteristics. Obvious wounded limb (dangling leg, drooping/hanging wing, wings not symmetrical)
Where can I take in an injured wild bird?
- Help Wildlife also allows you to locate an independent local rescue center in your area.
- It is not against the law to take in and retain most wild birds that have been injured for the purpose of treating them and releasing them as soon as they are well enough to do so.
- Check that the wounded bird is not on the list in Schedule 4 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act before you take it home with you and try to care for it.