[Tweeters] What to do with injured birds?

Amit Kulkarni avkulkarni at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 11:21:27 PST 2014


Thanks Marc for pointing me to PAWS. I just called them and now on my way
to take the bird to them.

-Amit Kulkarni
Bellevue, WA

On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 10:55 AM, Marc Hoffman <tweeters at dartfrogmedia.com>
wrote:


> Hi Amit,

>

> Thanks for your concern for the bird.

>

> Lay people are not equipped to diagnose or treat injured birds--the

> injuries are often masked by the bird in order to avoid the attention of

> predators, and only a veterinarian has the knowledge, equipment, and

> medication to help a bird recover, or to euthanize it if recovery is

> hopeless.

>

> Please call the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood at 425.412.4040. They

> are the best equipped to help injured birds. If you are far north of there,

> Sarvey in Arlington is also a good place, though they have referred me to

> PAWS in the past since it's closer to me and better equipped.

>

> Meanwhile, keep the bird in a small, warm, dark box with air holes. Keep

> things quiet. Do not offer food or drink to the bird, and try to disturb it

> as little as possible.

>

> Marc Hoffman

> www.songbirdphoto.com

> Duvall, WA

>

> At 10:41 AM 11/4/2014, Amit Kulkarni wrote:

>

> My colleague found an injured black capped chickadee. What do I do with

> it? Is there somebody who can take care of it? Or should I just keep it at

> home and feed it and hope it gets better?

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