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Have you tried to connect with wildlife rehabbers in your area?
 

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And also I don't think so they will take care of her
 

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They may be able to give you guidance even if they can't take her.
 

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And went to the vet yesterday he said she is healthy.
 

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You can try gently massaging but there shouldn't be any food in crop if you do that. The best thing is to try to find a vet. I hope things will be OK.

 

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You can try gently massaging but there shouldn't be any food in crop if you do that. The best thing is to try to find a vet. I hope things will be OK.

He is able to release the air on its own by opening its beak.
 

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So cute. I think Spee started to eat a little bit on his own when he was about 3-4 wks. old.
If I remember correctly, the first thing he started nibbling on was millet spray. I assume you are
planning on keeping her/him.
 

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So cute. I think Spee started to eat a little bit on his own when he was about 3-4 wks. old.
If I remember correctly, the first thing he started nibbling on was millet spray. I assume you are
planning on keeping her/him.
No I am not planning to keep her I will set her free when she is capable of living on its own.
 

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No I am not planning to keep her I will set her free when she is capable of living on its own.
She has bonded to you so probably won't be a good idea to release her as she thinks she's a feathered version of you and doesn't know how to be a wild bird.
 

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Agree with @Dartman. She/he is most probably imprinted on you and will most likely not survive in the wild if you release her/him.
Sparrows can actually be wonderful feathered friends. You can get a finch sized cage when she is ready for that.
 

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Beeper was quite happy to be part of our flock but Nerd bird made it his mission to get rid of her peice by peice so if you have other big birds be very careful as they more than likely will try to hurt your new friend.
 

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How do I know she is imprinted on me.
 

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Beeper was quite happy to be part of our flock but Nerd bird made it his mission to get rid of her peice by peice so if you have other big birds be very careful as they more than likely will try to hurt your new friend.
I do have a pegion but it comes home at night.
 

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It is not just the imprinting which is a problem.

Baby birds are taught so many survival things by their parents to ensure they can survive and thrive- they are taught what they can safely eat, how to eat alone, what trees are best to use for shelter and nesting, where to find foods, what is and is not to be trusted, what can be eaten to help some ailments, a language special to that species (and sometimes a particular flock) only etc.

Humans who raise baby birds and release them once they are eating on their own basically send the bird out die after raising them. Rehabbers raise them in a specialised way if they are to be released or do a very lengthy slow release that is supported in a way that will ensure their survival.

If you release this baby once fledged and weaned, with how young it was when you first shared a pic, it will die very soon after being released- either starvation, trusting the wrong other living beings, having no clue how to protect itself from the elements, not knowing bird etiquette etc Many vets and wildlife workers here will tell people to let nature take its course with birds such as sparrows, starlings, mynahs etc as it seems extra cruel to save a baby now only to condemn it in a few weeks time after it has become dependant on humans and all the comforts we provide.

My suggestion would be to get yourself a nice cage for your new family member :)
 

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You are raising her and your one of the first creatures she she saw and your taking care of her and feeding her so you are mom as far as she's concerned. Beeper was exactly the same way once she was big enough to eat on her own and fly around and do things by herself. She looks at you like your her mother and her world.
 
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