Securing an injured bird

A wild bird’s life is full of dangers and it’s not uncommon to find an injured bird.

Proceed as follows:

  • To catch the bird, throw a towel or blanket over it so it’s easier to lift it from the floor and avoid injuries. Injured birds can scratch or pinch with their beak when they are scared. Particular caution is advised when catching a bird of prey.
  • You should make sure that you don’t squeeze the bird too tightly as it can result in life-threatening respiratory problems. Hence, you should really only touch the bird to place it inside the carry case because these shy animals can be frightened by being held for too long or handled in any way (even well-intentioned stroking).

 

David Pope – Public Relations

 

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