Myth # 3. It’s OK to try to raise a displaced baby wild bird yourself. – FALSE In the U.S., only people who are licensed rehabilitators, or veterinarians who occasionally treat wildlife on an emergency basis, may legally care for wildlife. Otherwise, it is against state and federal laws for people to raise wild birds.
However, many people outside the U.S. and those in rural areas, and not near a wildlife rehabilitator find it difficult to not care for a displaced baby bird. In these circumstances, research and learn about the species of bird to be cared for, noting its nutritional needs, and keep your contact with the bird to a necessary minimum.
Myth # 4 Wild birds will not return to a fallen nest if it is put back into place – FALSE Wild birds will absolutely return to a fallen nest, especially if called by their hungry babies. If a bird’s nest is knocked to the ground, return it near it’s original location. If the nest is damaged, the remaining material can be put inside a container with drainage holes (e.g. strawberry container) and wired into place near the original location. Set the babies back into the nest and watch from a distance to make sure the parents find the nest. The parents should return before nightfall.
Myth # 5 Mother birds push their defective young out of the nests – FALSE If an egg doesn’t hatch, birds will sometimes roll it out of the nest, But wild birds do not push their young out of nests. Typically, baby wild birds will be knocked out of their nest by a fellow nest-mate, by the wind or more likely dragged out by a predator. It’s also not true that a wild bird parent will carry their young back to the nest.
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The Bird Barn is centrally located in the heart of New England. We offer unique handmade birdseed wreaths, birdseed cakes, bird seed treats, and birdseed gifts. All of our birdseed gifts are made using the finest birdseed. We have a wide variety of bird seed wreaths and bird seed wreath shapes including Sunflowers, Wreaths, Hearts, Cupcakes, Stars, Pine Trees, Garlands and more. All of our bird seed wreath products make wonderful birdseed Christmas Gifts for any bird lover. Visitors to our website at www.the-bird-barn.com can register for our monthly bird seed wreath drawing. All of our bird seed wreaths and bird seed gifts are available to be purchased for wholesale. Thank you for visiting The Bird Barn.