Today I came home and opened my front door. We've had a bird living with a nest on our porch and every spring she has babies in the nest on our porch. Well as soon as I opened the door the mom flew into my house and before I could even turn around my wife's cat killed her.
I went outside and could hear babies on the nest. I called around to see if there was any group that could take them nd care for them, the only place that takes wildlife in my area is the Humane Society (I am not a fan of the HS by any means).
They told me I could drop them off and they can see what they can do. The guy told me
If they are Starlings they wouldn't be able to care for them? I know nothing about birds, can anyone identify these babies? They are the cutest little babies, I'm thinking they must only be a few days old? Fell so bad for them, they are constantly opening their mouths and chirping
No idea what they are. Poor little things. They won't help starlings because they are invasive.
If you are really determined to help, I can teach you to handfeed them, but be aware it is hard, time consuming, and no guarantee they will live. It all depends on how devoted you want to be. You'll be playing mommy bird about every two hours pretty much around the clock for a few weeks. And they are messy.
You can PM me if you want to try, just be prepared for a difficult journey.
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If they are Starlings no rehabber will take them but they are used in training rehabbers sometimes. Starlings are an introduced and invasive species but since they are not protected song birds or raptors you can keep them as pets. It's legal federally unless your area has a law against keeping wild birds.
They are incredibly funny and intelligent. They make great pets. Each bird is different but it's easy to hand feed them. Just time consuming. If you google hand feeding baby starlings you should easily find the info.
They need to be fed every couple hours at such a young age.
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Wow thanks everyone for your input, so I guess if these are starlings the HD will most likely just put them down? I really would like to help the babies, but I work during the day so can't feed them every 2 hours. If anyone would like to guide me I am more than will to do what I can, I would hate for these babies to suffer in any way...
If it was one of the parents that flew into your home then you should know what type of bird it is and have a better idea than we would. Pics are usually helpful as well,.. other than that they look like common house finch eggs. Their feather colors vary depending on the region, more so for the males but the females are usually just brown and starling eggs are blue.
We use to catch fledglings when I was younger or go around shaking them out of street sign posts. We called them chi chi birds.
They have baby bird food that you can buy and see how they take to that. We tried it with some baby jays that were brought into a vet hospital I use to work at. But their poo was always loose on it, so I brought different insects and worms from pet shops to feed to them. Which firmed their poo and made for easier clean up the way it's suppose to be. Until they were flying around the area we kept them in and my boss let'em go one day.
Even then we kept a record to make sure that they were fed at least every couple of hours.