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I'm not lost, I just don't know where I'm going.
But I'm determined to enjoy the journey.
The joys of having a hunting cat.. 
29th-May-2010 19:44
Self greenhair
 

And the troubles..

Uglorable chick

She brought me this. It does not appear to be hurt. How do I treat it so that it doesn't just die? What do I feed it? Do I keep it in the sun or in the shade? What species is it anyway, and how old? *panic*

If only Odessa would tell me which nest she kidnapped it from so I could try to put it back.. its real parents would do a much better job than I could.

EDIT: It's still alive. I'm keeping it under a lamp to keep it warm, and I've been feeding it a flour-water mixture. Er, birds need a lot of fat too, don't they? Maybe I can mix in some ground up sunflower seeds too..
I don't know how finely tuned my empathy is, but I think the little one gets lonely. It responds positively to touch. I think it misses its family. I also get the impression that it doesn't like the food much, but it's still eating with a strong appetite because it wants so very much to live, and if it doesn't eat it will die.
If it makes it through the night, I'll try putting it outside again tomorrow. Hope the parents haven't forgotten it already. But Odessa might have snatched it from a nest further away, and it doesn't even chirp. How are they going to find it?
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29th-May-2010 17:58 (UTC)
ehh.. söt? litt stygg også..

De eter vel halffordöyd mark og sånt.. tror skyggen är best.. men varmt..

Tror jeg da. Men det er nok stor fare for at den dör når den er så liten oog ikke er med sin familie.
29th-May-2010 18:09 (UTC)
I will show Cassie when she gets home and ask her. Do you have an animal rescue place nearby?
29th-May-2010 19:19 (UTC)
No such place that I know of. I don't think anyone here would think to waste resources on trying to save an individual of a common species with such a low chance of success anyway.

Somehow I don't think I'll be able to feed it regurgitated worms and bugs.
It's doomed.. but I'll still try to help it.
29th-May-2010 18:25 (UTC)
Not good.. The odds aren't with you for keeping it alive, even if brought to animal rescue.
29th-May-2010 18:34 (UTC)
You should ask the Magic Rat. She knows a lot about taking care of baby birds.
29th-May-2010 19:13 (UTC)
Yeah, I figure it's basically doomed. I've put it outside in a makeshift nest up a tree.. if the parents are still looking for it, it might have a chance, but the thing is so tiny and it's not making a sound. And now it's evening and it'll soon be cold.
30th-May-2010 05:40 (UTC)
My parents rescued a baby magpie that was dying in the middle of the road a long time ago. It wound up living for nearly 14 years. All you can do is try and see what happens after the first few, crucial days.
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