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Young mousebird

LelaniF

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Hi guys,
I am new to this page. We’ve had a lot of rain the last couple of days. Today i found a baby mousebird (fledgeling) sitting outside in the rain. It was super cold when i found it. I took it inside to warm it up. I literally just picked it up off the ground with no issues.
My question is: what do i feed this little guy? It has all it’s feathers, but i can see that it is still very young. I have hand reared many other baby birds and safely released it back into my garden. I haven’t had a mousebird yet. I know they eat fruit etc. He doesn’t open his mouth when i offered some fruit so not sure if it will be able to eat on his own yet. I really don’t want anything bad to happen to it. Not sure what type it is either. Can anyone please give me some advice.
TIA
 

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sunnysmom

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Welcome. Mousebirds are so cute. I wish we had them around here. I don't think many of our members have mousebirds- a few- but here's an old thread that has some info that will hopefully help you. baby mousebird needs help
 

Zara

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Welcome to the Avenue :)

Here´s a link to some more info: Mousebirds
 

snada

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Hi Lelani,

I am located in Durban. You are welcome to contact me on 0728010606 if you need any help or advice :)
 

Beasley

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Welcome to the Avenue! Mousebirds are adorable!
 

Zara

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Fantastic update! Thanks Sarah :)
 
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