Karen hudgin

by Karen
(Orillia Ontario Canada)

Hi I have an injured redbellied woodpecker, the upper part of her body is good I am able to give water, but it seems like the tail area is not right it can move its feet, wings head, but lie on its side, we are near orillia ontario. This is such a nice bird.


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Aug 05, 2016
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Is it drinking on it own ? NEW
by: Margaret Mariam

How long have you had it ? Could it be stunned from flying into a tree/window/wall ? Is it drinking unassisted, or are you giving it water with a dropper/syringe/your fingers ? Keeping it comfortable and safe overnight is the right thing to do. Especially since most rehabilitators/rescues are not open late at night. (The MSPCA, a huge animal hospital, will euthanize any wild birds brought in.)

See if it can stand in the morning. If it is a spinal injury, only a very dedicated vets can help with that. For now, see if you can get it to eat and drink, while you try to find someone to help. I do have a rehab person, but I'm a long distance from you in Boston, MA. While you watch it over the next 24-36 hours, see if it is urinating/defecating, eating, drinking, etc. I have seen birds that are stunned recuperate after a day or so. If it is not eating/drinking or showing any signs of recovery after a day or two; the kindest thing to do may be humane euthanasia.
You don't want the bird to suffer in pain.



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by: Brook

Be sure to keep the bird in a box or cage that is covered and keep it in a quiet, cool, dark room but no draft.

Aug 04, 2016
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by: Joyce Lanyon

I would call the Wildlife Center or Bird Rescues in your area.

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