Baby wattle bird

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Baby wattle bird

Hi folks, I’m new to this forum and new to bird rescue. We rescued a baby wattle bird 2 days ago. After reading advise on feeding and care I believe it’s going well.  And yes I know it’s ideal to leave the babe in it’s environment - but as the bird is yet unable to even flutter, and it was far from its best in a very tall gun, and with the neighbors cat lurking it faced certain death unless we intervened. 

We’d love to help the bird mature until it can fly away, So my questions now are;

1) when (approximately what age) does a wattle bird learn to fly?

2) when are the main mistakes I should avoid to I want to help this little flourish?


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Hi Rixon, firstly thanks for caring. Secondly, depending on where you are, contact one of the rescue organisations from the link below, who should be able to help with your questions.

Again depending on where you are, you may need a permit to keep an injured/orphaned native animal, certainly in Tasmania you do (with the exception of our 3 most common species - Brushtail Possum, Bennetts Wallaby and Pademelon).

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

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