Injured female flicker

by Jenny
(Halfway, OR)

My son rescued an injured flicker from our cat after the flicker had hit a window yesterday. She is alert, eats ants we give her, drinks water from a shallow dish when offered (I have not left the water in the cage with her for fear she may fall into it), but she is unable to use her wings correctly and tends to topple over forward when not held or propped up. She has become tame, looking for my hand to crawl onto when I approach her. I have her in a small bird cage with the top off so I can handle her, and indoors. Today I took her out to an ant hole I unearthed and held her while she lapped them up. I would like to know how much to feed and water her each day. There is no visible sign of injury, and the bone structure looks normal in her wings, but she is unbalanced.

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