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Young Mistle Thrush, can't fly

Discussion in 'Bird Health and Nutrition' started by oracleseer, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. oracleseer

    oracleseer PetForums Junior

    Dec 26, 2013
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    Caged a Mistle thrush yesterday as It seems it hasn't learned to fly properly yet. Left it in the shade until night then brought it indoors. At dawn it started chirping so I put it back outside and it's family came to help, but realised it was caged so flew off. I'd left the door open but it didn't venture out, and it's family didn't vernture round to the open side.
    So I propmpted it out and it flew up about a metre to my main patio and started chirping again until it's family came, then one ventured close to it, realised it couldn't fly then flew off.
    Have put it back in cage and it seems more understnading of it's plight, is quieter now.
    The tail is about 2 inches long and I've gathered that it's too young to fly properly.
    What's the best thing to do with it and what's best to feed it, bought some wild bird seed, is that enough?
    ps: Since the other bird got close and realised it couldn't fly, the family no longer come when he chirps.
  2. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

    Jan 5, 2013
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    Contact your local wildlife rescue.
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  3. Linda Weasel

    Linda Weasel PetForums VIP

    Mar 5, 2014
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    As @Lurcherlad . Very few people have the knowledge or expertise to raise a fledgling.
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