Anyone know how to care for a bay finch?
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23-06-2015, 10:36 AM
Anyone know how to care for a bay finch?
So yeah, the title really says it all. We found a baby finch in our attic which has been separated from its mother. Mind you, we are fully aware that a family of finches has set up shop in our attic, but this one has been separated and the mother cannot reach it. Neither do we know the exact location of the nest.
We have set up a fortified makeshift shelter outside where the parents can easily reach the chick. We are currently providing the finch with bottled water and breadcrumbs (we hand feed it). It's far from a newborn, as it has a well developed baby's plume and can move around on its own, but it cannot yet fly. We don't exactly know what we're doing, but we've tried to help. The chick is currently outside, and has ready access to both shade and shine. The temperature is right for a nest (It hasn't been this consistently hot in New York for a while!) and the chick also has a makeshift bed of grass.
However, we're not sure where to go from here. What do we do?
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23-06-2015, 10:39 AM
RE: Anyone know how to care for a bay finch?
1. Find several more finches

2. Make stir fry

3. ?

4. Profit.

So many cats, so few good recipes.
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23-06-2015, 10:40 AM
RE: Anyone know how to care for a bay finch?
There are wildlife rescue organizations such as IFAW that can help. I am not sure where you live, but you can search for an organization like that to help you.
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23-06-2015, 10:41 AM
RE: Anyone know how to care for a bay finch?
(23-06-2015 10:39 AM)Stark Raving Wrote:  1. Find several more finches

2. Make stir fry

3. ?

4. Profit.

Dodgy
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23-06-2015, 10:54 AM
RE: Anyone know how to care for a bay finch?
It won't survive on bread crumbs.....

Mealworms would probably be good....

earthworms too...

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23-06-2015, 12:01 PM
Anyone know how to care for a bay finch?
Check out http://www.finchinfo.com/breeding/handfeeding.php for info.

Depending on its age, worms may be possible. If it's young, you can squash mealworms or superworms for it. There are urban legends about the heads staying alive and eating through the bellies of birds and reptiles. It's not true.
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23-06-2015, 01:18 PM
RE: Anyone know how to care for a bay finch?
To be serious, you can also feed it canned cat food with a pair of tweezers. I raised a sparrow like that once.

So many cats, so few good recipes.
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23-06-2015, 01:20 PM
RE: Anyone know how to care for a bay finch?
(23-06-2015 01:18 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  To be serious, you can also feed it canned cat food with a pair of tweezers. I raised a sparrow like that once.

Before or after you turned him into a sparrow pot pie? Tongue
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23-06-2015, 01:22 PM
RE: Anyone know how to care for a bay finch?
His name was Morsel. We had three cats at the time.

So many cats, so few good recipes.
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23-06-2015, 04:51 PM
RE: Anyone know how to care for a bay finch?
Never mind, guys and gals. The poor thing has passed on. As it turns out, it's been isolatedin our attic for a few days, so it was already seriously deprived of nutrients. Also, I don’t even know where that dent in its head came from. How did I not notice that before.
In any case it's sadly a non-issue now. Requiescat in pace, little one.
Also, to Stark: you have a twisted sense of humor and/or a taste for irony.
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