Re: found a bird... dying?
- From: ef29@xxxxxxxxxx
- Date: 19 Jun 2006 10:13:39 -0700
Lanny Chambers wrote:
In article <1150583103.149895.280830@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
i thought it may have broken its wing (by flying into the french
windows/doors thingys) but the wings didnt look broken, perhaps it was
young and just couldnt fly?
The symptoms fit head trauma from hitting a window. It may not even have
been your window, since symptoms don't always appear right away.
i checked the net for a rehab place that i could contact but had no
luck, so i looked about to find any info about how to humanly put it
down... the solution (i hope) was to hald it tight and basiclly
suffocate it.... thats what i did.
Thoracic compression is one of the recommended euthanasia methods for
small birds. They typically die very quickly and painlessly. Not as
messy as using a rock, but tougher for some people to tolerate.
Since the bird hadn't improved after a few hours, I'd say you did the
right thing. Some birds recover spontaneously in a few minutes from a
minor concussion, and only need to be kept warm and safe for awhile.
Others don't recover at all.
St. Louis, USA
Those symptoms also coincide with poisoning. Twisting it's head around,
turning upside down. Have seen many instances where someone was trying
to get rid of the feral pigeons with poisoned corn and seeds, and they
literally fall out of the sky like that.
And of course, they don't pay any attention that other birds eat the
seeds, and that other animals eat the dead birds.
Quickest way to dispatch them is to separate the head from the body. A
fast pull with gloves on.
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