Noticing that the sparrow nestling fell out of the nest, do not hurry to take it home.
Assess the situation. The intervention will be a disservice if the bird accidentally fell from a tree following its parents. Take a look if they are looking for a cub. If you decide to help the baby, read how to do it correctly.
Problems and solutions
Sometimes the nestlings fall out of the nests. To understand how to save the sparrow baby, you need to determine the cause. If you found a calf on the ground, look around.
The sparrows themselves will not throw the chick out of the nest. But other birds, shearers, starlings, can conquer the incubated place, getting rid of the “enemy” offspring. In this case, try to chase away the brawlers and give the baby help.
If a sparrow’s chick fell out of the nest accidentally, give it back. Sometimes, kids instinctively reach for their parents, falling from the trees. If there is nothing wrong with the “bird’s house”, the parents are in place, then no tragedy will happen.
Do not worry about whether to pick up the baby and carry it to the nest. Sparrows do not smell, so they will not abandon the brood because of human intervention.
Natural disasters: hurricane, a thunderstorm can also destroy the nest. To help the birds in this case, you can restore the house. Bring the kids back to the renovated house and watch them. If parents respond to the call of the cubs, the rescue mission is over. If this did not happen, you will have to feed the youngsters.
Sparrow chicks grow up to independent age of 2-3 weeks. This is how long it will take to raise the cubs.
Classification of sparrows
The newborn nestlings of sparrow are newly hatched, not covered with feathers, very small birds. It is hardly possible to provide them with food because you have to feed them often: once in 2-3 hours. The best solution is to find an abandoned nest.
Yellows are teenage chicks with feathers. Even though sparrows look grown-up, they are not able to feed themselves. At this age, babies often fall out due to carelessness. A bird can come out, but it is necessary to feed it regularly, and this is the time.
Fledglings are called already quite mature, capable of independent feeding of birds. Having found such a bird, do not touch it: let it learn to fly and get food. The only possible help in this situation is to plant it on an elevated ground (to protect it from ground predators).
The importance of the intermediate stage
Taking care of the sparrow, do not miss the moment to stop feeding and transfer the chick to independent nutrition. Remember that the baby’s desire for independence does not show that it is necessary to reduce feeding.
In the natural environment, parents finish feeding the chicks and when the kids learn to fly and get food. Do not miss this important moment. Make the sparrow chase you to get the desired food.
Understand that the chick is ready for independence, you can tell by the weight. Norm – 20-27 g. Sparrow is completely covered with feathers, the tail is long, the beak loses its yellowness. Adult birds bite painfully.
When a chick sparrow grows up, the frequency of feeding is gradually reduced. Some birds move to self-fed quickly, while others delay the process – it is not terrible. If the baby refuses to eat, do not worry. This is a normal process until their weight falls below 21 g.
Human-fed sparrow nestling can be released into nature. The main thing to consider is how to properly conduct the process. Remember: if you are not going to leave the selected bird, start preparing for the “weaning” in advance.
Going to release the sparrow into nature, do not treat the bird as a pet. Do not spend more time with the baby than necessary. Do not play, do not caress. When feeding, it is better to wear something bright to distract attention “from yourself” and minimize addiction.
When the chick grows up, do not play with it. Do not accustom the baby to “hands”. If you do not give the bird a lot of time, the growing sparrow will quickly learn to scare the man.
It is impossible to release sparrows without prior preparation. Before the bird settles in nature, it is kept in a cage. The street corral helps to adapt. Teach the nestling to “local” food.
Before releasing the sparrow to freedom, make sure that the chick is healthy. Take a look at the weather forecast. On the day of “exodus,” there should be no rain or strong wind. It is better in the next few days the hydrometeorological center does not report about the impending bad weather.