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BABY ROBINS

just wanted to share what happened this afternoon, a friend from the next town dropped in and she had a cardboard box with her.....said she had to bring her babies along cuz she was feeding them every hour (and had to be in town all day)....2 baby Robins...I'd guess about half grown.  anyway what happened was last week a stray cat climbed the tree in her yard where the nest was and killed 2...she managed to save the last 2. the parents were scared off and havent returned.....so shes got them in a cardboard box with a grill for a top...she's digging up worms in the yard (brought a baggie full for the day trip)...feeds them every 1-2 hrs 2-3 long worms...the little robins are so adorable, they cherp and cherp at her...soon as they got their 2 worms they settled and napped until under 2 hours later they were cherpin again for more!!! so cute, she holds them and cuddles them, I even got too ....never held a robin before....she said this is the second time she's had to do this...when they get about another week older she will perch them on her finger and get them to fan out their wings to practise getting stronger....that let them go ....aww I thought this was sooo very sweet.
this lady has a heart for all animals as big as my house, she rescues cats and kittens...and whatever she can't find homes for she keeps....a beautiful person!!
just wanted to share the baby robin story with you all....gosh they were so cute swallowing their worms..>8<  (gee can someone comeup with a better bird!!!)..........night.♥
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242912 tn?1402543492
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Aw, I think my heart might explode.  So sweet.  
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1696489 tn?1370821974
I agree that this is a very cute story!  But we all need to keep in mind that birds can carry lice as well as other diseases.  And no one sould attempt to care for a wild animal (baby or not) unless they have a license to do so.  The right thig to do when you encounter a wild animal in need of help is to leave it where it is and call your animal control agency or your conservation department.  Amimals that are scared and/or in pain can cause people serious injury.
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996946 tn?1503249112
I think that's a wonderful heartwarming story, Opus...your friend sounds like a real sweetheart.  I think it's admirable for her to try to save these little ones.  A lot of communities, ours included, are rural and don't have services such as animal control.  I think there is a big difference in trying to help a little bird as opposed to a wild coyote. Maybe Wildlife and Game could be contacted through the particular state to help with that.
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535822 tn?1443976780
.. I have rescued birds and wild animals  since I can remember ,part of my nature ,that was a lovely story I hope that person continues to help birds and animals ...thank for sharing ...
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1696489 tn?1370821974
Hey, I wasn't trying to rain on anyone's parade there in my last post... I simply felt it important for those who don't know that wild animals can be dangerous (disease, injury).
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874521 tn?1424116797
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No offense taken BluC....always good for everyone to be aware, thx for the post. :o)
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