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Small mousebird need help with age and requirements

careliezev

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Our cat brought a small mouse bird to our door step. I just wanted to his/her age and what i should feed it, i have hand reared birds before but this is a littel different. Its quite strong and active and it only has seeds and water for 2 days now and seems to be doing okay. I tried to feed him some baby bird food but his not very interested.. Please help me out.. Thanks IMG_20201107_191401.jpg o
 

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I love Mousebirds!!! :xflove: Kateri Davis has also written a good book about Mousebirds in Aviculture, but I don't know if it's available online.
 

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Welcome Cara :)

Cute little guy! Lucky he´s ok!

There´s a good link all about hand-feeding in the thread Ali linked for you above.
There´s also Sarahs (Snada) telephone number if you are in South Africa, she works at a rehab centre there.
 

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Rehab sounds ideal! The little guy'd likely want to get back on his feet (wings?) & go back outside once recovered.
 

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I had no idea what a mousebird was before this. Good luck!
 

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I can't help here, know nothing about mousebirds, but he sure is cute! :D
 

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Of course there's always @Birdbabe who is a miracle worker when it comes to rehabbing animals. :heart2: She may not have treated mousebirds specifically, but I'll bet she'll know what to do. :yes1:
 

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Thank you for helping him! Mousebirds,,,,,safe fruits, berries, seed, a member here has mousebirds, but cannot think of her name, hopefully, shes still here and will see this! Theres a thread here called ",soft bill circle "..could help you..
 
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