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Old 10-25-2009, 10:58 PM   #51
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Is your family compensated for the supplies to provide care for so many babies?
They're compensated for a good majority of anything they may spend out of pocket but not all and that is okay with them. Because they both work for the veterinarian all foods and meds are provided. Towels and cages are what is in short supply, so they have bought some of those themselves and we luckily had three good size cages left over from our cockatiels prior to their move into one big cage.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:26 AM   #52
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Towels and cages are what is in short supply, so they have bought some of those themselves and we luckily had three good size cages left over from our cockatiels prior to their move into one big cage.
Have you tried Freecycle? There's probably one in your area. You go online, sign up and then post something like "Wanted: bird cages and towels". And people who want to clean out their storage rooms send you an email and you decide if it's worth driving over there for.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:33 PM   #53
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Have you tried Freecycle? There's probably one in your area. You go online, sign up and then post something like "Wanted: bird cages and towels". And people who want to clean out their storage rooms send you an email and you decide if it's worth driving over there for.
Wow! I have never heard of that. Thank god my junk collecting grandfather did not live in this era! I will be giving this a try....I checked and there is one in our area. Thank you biig.
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:20 PM   #54
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You're welcome. I have been able to get rid of some big items I just didn't want to have hauled to the trash.

Check the rules - ours only lets you do one "wanted" ad a week, and doesn't let you mention anything about a charitable organization. But you may be able to get more offers if you can find a way to say that you need them to care for abandoned or injured animals.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:45 AM   #55
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Foods and meds are the best supports an actively involved family could wish for. I'm so happy to learn this isn't all out of pocket for your daughters. Big hugs to the veterinarians dipping into their profits to help our feathered friends.
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:14 AM   #56
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We should name our home 'Twitterpated'. It's that time of year when babies are fledging everywhere and of course that means our home once again becomes a bird hotel.

This year I put my foot down and said no birds on the porch so the girls went out and bought a screened tent. We staked it down and I reinforced all the edges with two by fours. I went and bought a Magnolia and a dogwood to put in the tent as well as a plant stand and some plant baskets. A little bird bath was placed here and there and I built a box for anything that might want to go inside something. We bought a couple of small nest boxes and threw in an old duck box as well. I think our birds should be happy birds with all that. The tent is for the birds that get too big for their cages and gives them space for a little bit of flight time pre-release.

While the tent has been working out for the most part I think next year we're going to just buy an expandable chain link dog run and line it with a finer mesh screening. This way we won't have to worry so much about raccoons and opossums getting into the bird sanctuary. Well, enough of that. I know ya'll like the pictures of the little babies and I do plan on obliging ya'll. I've been really busy and my pictures are scattered around on my hard drive. I said I was busy lately, not organized....

This first picture was just the cutest little thing. I'm fairly sure that it is a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

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This next guy is easily recognizable. Blue Jay. We have four or five of these guys right now.

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Here is one of the Robins that we have.

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I'll get some more pictures up soon. I just have to locate them. Until then feel free to share your own baby bird pictures.
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Old 07-03-2010, 06:56 AM   #57
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How fast time goes!
I seems just a short time ago I was enjoying this thread, and the baby opossum thread, too.
We have a nest box currently occupied by house wrens with a little clutch of eggs--the previous chickadee occupants grew far too fast, but maybe we'll get some pics of these babies.
Would it be safe to use a flash or would that scare/possibly injure them?

Did anyone ever start a Wildlife Rehabbers list? I'll have to go look. . .
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Old 07-03-2010, 08:45 AM   #58
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We should name our home 'Twitterpated'. It's that time of year when babies are fledging everywhere and of course that means our home once again becomes a bird hotel.

This year I put my foot down and said no birds on the porch so the girls went out and bought a screened tent. We staked it down and I reinforced all the edges with two by fours. I went and bought a Magnolia and a dogwood to put in the tent as well as a plant stand and some plant baskets. A little bird bath was placed here and there and I built a box for anything that might want to go inside something. We bought a couple of small nest boxes and threw in an old duck box as well. I think our birds should be happy birds with all that. The tent is for the birds that get too big for their cages and gives them space for a little bit of flight time pre-release.

While the tent has been working out for the most part I think next year we're going to just buy an expandable chain link dog run and line it with a finer mesh screening. This way we won't have to worry so much about raccoons and opossums getting into the bird sanctuary. Well, enough of that. I know ya'll like the pictures of the little babies and I do plan on obliging ya'll. I've been really busy and my pictures are scattered around on my hard drive. I said I was busy lately, not organized....

This first picture was just the cutest little thing. I'm fairly sure that it is a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

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This next guy is easily recognizable. Blue Jay. We have four or five of these guys right now.

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Here is one of the Robins that we have.

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I'll get some more pictures up soon. I just have to locate them. Until then feel free to share your own baby bird pictures.
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Love what you do for the baby birds! I help out with bird rehabbing as a 'transporter'. I have friends who rehab at their homes. I get a call, pick up the bird, take it to their house where the bird is looked at, then either transported to another facility or cared for there. My friend says blue jays are tough because they take a long time to raise and become attached to the rehabber!

You should be commended for your work. It takes a special person who has much patience and love to care for injured/orphaned birds.

Keep up the great work!
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:43 AM   #59
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Baby ducks are adorable and when they're playing they're even more so.
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Here are two baby crows. The cage they are in is not where we normally keep them but my daughter had just released some of the bluejays and we leave the tent open when we release...so the crows were confined for a little while. I think they were enjoying some fruit in these shots. I really wish I could have gotten a shot of these BIG babies when they were still being fed by a syringe. It was too weird seeing those big bird bodies do the baby hungry wing flutter and neck stretch.
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