I took in a almost fledgling sparrow years ago. I crawled under a car to get him in a parking lot of an apartment complex where young boys were tormenting him. The mom was squawking close by. I took him in and placed him in a small cage in the window where the mom would come feed him. She came faithfully and the little guy started flying around my living room after a few days. I took him outside, waited for mom to show up and let him fly off with her.
I got a bad feeling when I saw the wound, but I didn´t want to prod and poke. When the vet cleaned the crop and I saw the hole, my heart sankI really was so scared for him
He didn´t say. But I told the vet the parents feeding schedule today and he never said anything.Did the vet say if he would be able to eat so soon after the operation?
Yes, I forgot to post the picture I took. So before, in prev. pictures you´ll see I left upside down plant pots to block the gap under the glass so that the chick doesn´t fall from the balcony. The parents fly in and feed him.You said you closed up the gaps so he couldn't get out but the parents can still come in? If you're worried about him being able to get off the balcony too early, you could also take him in and feed him yourself and then let him fly free in a week or so when he can fly well.
That´s great! So nice to hear other have helped baby birds too!I got a pair of orphaned pigeon babies once, that were fully feathered but not yet able to fly and live on their own, and it only took about a week of feeding before they were ready to be freed again and they did great.
Me too!If only we had an animal language interpreter. I'd love to hear the story he tells his parents about his outing when they come back