Anyone got any experience dealing with injured birds?

KagatoKagato Auckland, New ZealandMember Posts: 1,306 Mythical
I found this poor guy at the bus station on my way home last night in a pretty poor state, one of its legs is broken and it looks like its feathers have been pulled clean from the top of its head, if not outright scalped.  It may have been a cat, but it is unlikely since there is no sign of claw or tooth marks elsewhere on the body.

I'm planning to take it to the vet in the morning, but I need to make sure I deal with it properly overnight so that it survives the night, thankfully it is fully awake and aware, though it is rather quiet, which may be signs of shock.

Any hints/tips?

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  • TridemonTridemon Member Posts: 816 Mythical
    Keep it warm, keep it in a quiet place, and don't be terribly surprised if it's an asshole. 
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  • RialormRialorm Member Posts: 1,055 Transcendent
    Aww, poor bird. Yeah, warm and quiet is a good idea, maybe see if it wants a bit of water so it doesn't get dehydrated. 
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  • KagatoKagato Auckland, New ZealandMember Posts: 1,306 Mythical
    Tridemon said:
    Keep it warm, keep it in a quiet place, and don't be terribly surprised if it's an asshole. 
    It's definitely a noisy bugger, the couple of times it somehow got out of its makeshift bed it started making one heck of a racket when I put it back x_x
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  • ArdmoreArdmore Member Posts: 509 Fabled
    Why not drop it off at a vet? They'll normally fix it up and release it... won't they? WON'T THEY?
  • KarlachKarlach God of Kittens. Member Posts: 3,869 Transcendent
    There should be a vet/rescue shelter/sanctuary within a few miles of you that will come and collect it at odd hours, check your directory/google it and give them a call.

    Till then, as the above, keep it warm and watered.

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  • EritheylEritheyl ** Trigger Warning ** Member Posts: 1,824 Transcendent
    MY BRETHREN.

    I'm hoping you still don't have the poor little sucker, his booboos need fixin' :(
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  • RialormRialorm Member Posts: 1,055 Transcendent
    Did you get to take him to the vet then? Will he be ok?
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  • KagatoKagato Auckland, New ZealandMember Posts: 1,306 Mythical
    edited December 2013
    Ardmore said:
    Why not drop it off at a vet? They'll normally fix it up and release it... won't they? WON'T THEY?
    I wasn't able to drop it at a vet at midnight anywhere near where I live, I have no car and the nearest 24 hour vet was nearly 2 hours walk away from where I live.  I ended up taking it to the local vet down the road from where I live as soon as it opened this morning, they took it off my hands and said they will take care of it for me.
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  • ArdmoreArdmore Member Posts: 509 Fabled
    Bet they're having bird stew for lunch. 
  • RialormRialorm Member Posts: 1,055 Transcendent
    Ardmore said:
    Bet they're having bird stew for lunch. 
    You're terrible :(
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  • KarlachKarlach God of Kittens. Member Posts: 3,869 Transcendent
    Rialorm said:
    Ardmore said:
    Bet they're having bird stew for lunch. 
    You're terrible :(
    Yes, he is.

    I totally didn't laugh at it >.>

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  • KagatoKagato Auckland, New ZealandMember Posts: 1,306 Mythical
    Heard back from the vet - sadly the bird didn't make it - turns out its injuries were far worse than I thought and they ended up having to euthanise it :(
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  • ArimisiaArimisia Member Posts: 428 Expert
    hey.. least you found it and tried to care for it. Imagine had none done so, it would have suffered a lot longer.
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  • KethaeraKethaera Member Posts: 981 Transcendent
    Poor little bird... you did your best :(
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  • ArdmoreArdmore Member Posts: 509 Fabled
    Called it.
  • RialormRialorm Member Posts: 1,055 Transcendent
    Aww, that sucks. At least you gave it some final moments of comfort. RIP bird :(
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