Red Capped Parrot

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daggert
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Red Capped Parrot

A couple of days ago we found the above on our driveway. We picked it up because we have at least 12 magpies and 2 resident crows that had they seen it, would have attacked it. We have been feeding it and such and it seems to be doing well, though remarkably quiet for a baby.
It has almost all adult feathers, and a short tail. I am guessing that it would have fledged within a fortnight.
I really wanted to know whether it will be able to be released once it was flying etc. Do they have feeding instinct or is it a taught behaviour.
Thanks

daggert
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Never mind. We found it Friday and though it seemed quite happy over the weekend. This morning(mon)it was looking pretty bad, and by this afternoon it died.

Holly
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Hi Daggart,

Unfortunately many birds go into shock and die very quickly when in care. I am so sorry the little one couldn't be saved.

Holly

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