Being a mommy bird

This little one seems to be getting stronger. His chirps are louder and he’s demanding food every ten minutes or so. He’s pooped twice; I’ve had to change the paper towel in the bottom of his box. At least he doesn’t wear diapers so I don’t have to deal with tape or pins. I Wonder if anyone anywhere still uses diaper pins?

At first we thought his wing might be broken but he’s spreading both of them now. When I brought him in, I thought it was to give him a place to die in peace without becoming food for a predator. But he seems to have a different plan.

Chirping for food

I’m glad I do what I do. I can’t imagine someone with a regular job being able to care for a baby bird. His box is on my desk, right by my keyboard, along with a cup of water and can of cat food. When he starts chirping and opening his mouth, I alternate giving him water and food. He sucks very eagerly on the straw or stick, then quiets down and goes back to sleep for a few minutes.

Whatever happens, this is a fascinating and gratifying experience.
Never enter a battle of wits unarmed."

About debshinder

Technology analyst and author, specializing in enterprise security. Author of or contributor to over 25 books, including "Scene of the Cybercrime." Fourteen-year Microsoft MVP, married to Microsoft FTE Tom Shinder, and proud mom of two wonderful grown-up human children and three amazing Japanese Chin pups. In my spare time, I love to travel - especially on cruise ships - and write about my grand adventures.
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1 Response to Being a mommy bird

  1. Suksan says:

    wow !!!! you do a great job

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