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suni suni is offline
Posted 3rd November 2014, 08:55 PM
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baby sparrow

nice site! have a baby sparrow..brought in four days ago, by the building cat..which incidentally walks in and out of our home, and gets food here...
I rescued it and put him in basket and started feeding him boiled egg and applesauce mixture. It's been three days of that..and in the meanwhile, I am ashamed to admit, the cat caught him/her again. There was a crisis with a another cat, so i needed the basket to rush her to the vet. I put the baby sparrow in a shoebox and closed it with the lid, (there was a hole for breathing) the cat came in and caught it again. this time my husband rescued it. today he/she seems off food....what antibiotic would u prescribe.. I am told that if a sparrow has been in the cats mouth, it needs to be given antibiotics because of a bacteria in the cat's mouth that is fatal to baby birds...can i give it any soft fish which is cooked?
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Posted 4th November 2014, 10:21 AM
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Fish? Would you think sparrows eat fish.?
Try to feed what they naturally eat in your area, that is if it makes it, put the cats up and put
The bird in another room with a closed door.
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Posted 4th November 2014, 10:36 AM
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Google a local wildlife bird rehabber and see if they can take over care or advise on an antibiotic. Here is on, if there are none in your area, keep looking.


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Marina B Marina B is offline
Posted 5th November 2014, 04:11 AM
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Weigh the bird and give it 0.12mg of Amoxycillin per gram twice daily. So if the bird weighs 50 g, you will be giving it 6mg twice daily. Most pharmacies will stock amoxy in capsule form.
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