Baby currawong

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marsdenclan
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Baby currawong

we found a young currawong that had fallen out its nest a few days ago. We have made a nesting box and the mum still visits and feeds it. It cannot stand on its legs and uses its wings to move around. It does not grip things. Is this normal and if not is there anything we can do to help it? 

dwatsonbb
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I suggest you leave it to mum. She will not feed it if she believes there is no hope. Fledglings are best left alone where found, unless in danger from predators, being run over and the like. Sounds like you have done well, if it is in a nest box, and mums still feeds it. Thanks for caring.

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

Elsie
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It sounds like you've done the right thing.They don't say thank you in words so they need a human to say it for them :) Thank you.

Reflex
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Elsie wrote:

It sounds like you've done the right thing.They don't say thank you in words so they need a human to say it for them :) Thank you.

Good on you Elsie. You couldn't have put it any better than that.

Samford Valley Qld.

jason

yes indeed, if this forum had a thumbs up symbol I'd use it.  Well done.  Hope it geos well.  

Ipswich Shire Eastern flanks

marsdenclan
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Thought Id send through an update....the bird pushed its way out of the nesting box yesterday. It has no use of its feet, it uses its wings and knee stumps to move around.  It was happy for me to hold it and when i put my finger near its toes they do not move or latch onto anything. I have popped it back in the nest and the mum still comes for visits early morning and evening.  My husband thinks we should be taking it to the vet as it is mean to keep it going when it cant walk.  Just after some advice, will the bird ever be able to fly if it cant stand?  

jason

From what I gather the Vet won't be to interested in it.  I'd look for a wildlife carer in your area via google.  Someone will specialise in chick raising. 

Ipswich Shire Eastern flanks

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