- If you discover a bird that has been hurt or that appears to have been abandoned, you have a responsibility to keep it secure, quiet, motionless, and warm while you seek more guidance on how to care for it.
- To accomplish this in the most effective manner, take a towel, wrap the bird in it loosely, and then carefully place it in a container that is both secure and well-ventilated.
- Put the box somewhere where it won’t be disturbed by noise, animals, people, or other distractions.
If you come across an injured bird, you should gently place it in a cardboard box, cover it with a lid or a towel, and store it in a location that is cool and secure. When damaged, birds are prone to going into shock extremely quickly, which is frequently what causes them to pass away.
How do you keep an injured bird warm in a box?
- The Methods for Providing Heat As is the case with people, a bird that has been harmed will go into shock and be unable to control its own internal temperature.
- It is imperative that you keep it heated.
- If you have access to a heating pad, turn it down to a low setting and position it below one side of the box.
- In this approach, the bird would be able to adjust its position relative to the heat source as necessary.
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.