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citycowgirl citycowgirl is offline
Posted 27th March 2011, 05:41 PM
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HELP hummingbird babies


Hi everyone,
My friends dog managed to get two humming bird babies.. They are alive (she said with minimal injuries). She said the mom bird is still around. I told her to put them in a box and allow the mom to take care of them. Should she do something else?

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Posted 27th March 2011, 11:26 PM
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Putting them back for the Mom to care for is best, but if that doesn't work then bring them in and feed some sugar water or actual hummingbird nectar (from the pet store) and try putting them back out again. Don't be putting them out at night .. only in the daytime.

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Posted 27th March 2011, 11:27 PM
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Well, I just saw that I need to know what "minimal" injuries actually are .. this could make a HUGE difference.

Terry



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Posted 27th March 2011, 11:29 PM
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Also, please post what city these little hummers are in, and I will post back who to contact about them if needed.

Terry



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Posted 28th March 2011, 08:44 AM
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It doesn't look like they have any external injuries and they seem healthy. They're moving around and mama bird is coming back to feed them.
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Posted 29th March 2011, 03:54 PM
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How are the birds today? Any idea what type hummingbird they are?
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citycowgirl citycowgirl is offline
Posted 29th March 2011, 09:35 PM
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They flew off, so I'm assuming they are both ok! Not sure on the breed.
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Posted 30th March 2011, 06:50 PM
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Yeah Id leave them with their mom, probably Anna hummingbirds.
I would put out at least two feeders for her no store nectar. 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. Boil water than mix in sugar to fully dissolve. Cool in fridge before putting out. =]
The hummers use the sugar water as fuel so they can eat small soft flying insects. The nectar is to much of a good thing.
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Posted 30th March 2011, 07:33 PM
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I raised a baby humming bird years ago by cutting up a steak in into 1/2 cubes and freezing them. Then defrosting them into a oz of sugar water and feeding by way of a eye dropper. Note: unlike most bird that you feed by way of sticking the eye droper in there mouth the hummer fed by inserting its beak/tongue into the eye dropper. The juice from the steak replaced the protiens they would of got from insect and spiderlings. Sounds like you do not need to feed them them, just thought I could spread some useful info! I owned/operated a wildlife rehab in VA.
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Posted 31st March 2011, 08:39 AM
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Good to know! Thanks!
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