Lousy Jack not eating by himself

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carol.kobusmoller
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Lousy Jack not eating by himself

Hi all , i have had several rescues birds , im not part of wires they are far rom where we stay , and somehow I have landed up with ingured galahs , black birds, noisy miners etc.

I have sucessfully released all back into the wild .

Now I have a lousy jack that was found in the middle of the road during a storm, he has done well , fully feathered , BUT he wont eat by himself .

Im giving him insecrivore mix with hard boiled eggs with a side option of bird seed and of course fresh water daily, he is drinking water because it has that "soupy" look . But its really time now for him to start eating by himself so he can join a flock.

Any ideas on this one ? 

Kind regards

Carol

Woko
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Hi Carol. I'm ignorant about Lousy Jacks. Can you say if it has another name &/or what it looks like & where you found this "lousy jack"?

If you're in Australia I'd be very reluctant to release a Blackbird into the wild (assuming that it's what most people know as a Common Blackbird) as it's an introduced species & takes up an ecological niche which should be occupied by at least one of several Australian native birds. 

carol.kobusmoller
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they are also known as happy jacks, apostle birds and bishop birds , and yes im in Australia NSW , and i didnt know that about the blackbird :( we are originally from South Africa .

Hope that helps

Woko
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It does, Carol. Thanks. Apostle Bird is the name I'm familiar with. 

There are several members of this forum who have wildlife rescue expertise. One or more of them should respond shortly. In the meantime, you might like to phone WIRES on 13 00 094 737 for a phone consultation. 

carol.kobusmoller
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The baby bird is now eating by himself, no thanks to anyone but my South African friend who works for the wires counterpart there!

After several phone calls wires here never bothered to come back to me , so im rather shocked I had to go to another country for help.

Woko thank you for the help you did give me however.

Woko
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Now that's what I call frustrating & oh, so disappointing. But I admire your initiative. The Global Village seems to be alive & well.

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