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6 more mouths to feed

so i get a call from my fiance's mom. her friend cleaned out her vents and cleaned out a starling nest. in it were 6 babies. she called and asked if we would take them in. well we're suckers for animals and cant just leave them so we are taking them in too. so now we got a grackle and 6 starlings coming here in a few hours.

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here's the photo i was sent, theyre about 10-12 days old. will get more photos soon




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well we got them. a few were trapped in the vent and were left longer without food or warmth. the weakest i dont know if he will make it the night. if he lives, i want to keep him... if i can.
theyre all chilled and very hungry but we fed them and theyre under the heat lamp in their new nest with warm bedding and theyre all napping after being fed and cleaned up.
one has a scrape on his foot from being trapped in the vent.
the weakest has black intestines and is VERY skinny. how he is alive i dont know

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being fed, the one on the bottom is weakest
YouTube - ‪baby starlings being handfed‬‏
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Awww, poor babies. I hope they make it for you



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Aww...I really hope they make it! I'm happy you are taking them in and being so sweet with them.




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the weakest one didnt make the night woke up around 5 and he was a little bit aways from the others and not moving.

but the other 5 are lively this morning



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my fiance says he will think about me keeping one... i picked him out already and my fiance named him Kai.

will have photos of just him later!



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this is kai, the one we are likely keeping



and his siblings

this is Pac Man


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and Kira



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I'm glad they are doing well for you.
A baby robin fell out of a nest the other day, and I took it to a lady who does wildlife rehab in my area. I hope he made it. He was pretty far gone, but he did swallow for her.
Are starlings native or feral/introduced species where you live?


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introduced. wildlife centers wont take them in



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spoke more with my fiance about it, we feel we are at our attention limit with all the pets, so we wont be keeping him. we just worry we wont have time to give him the proper attention he would need as a single bird.

and i think the landlord might have a fit if we take in anymore pets lol



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It is great that you are getting them ready to be released back outside, though. I felt really sad about that baby robin, but I had no idea how to take care of it. It was nice there is a licensed rehabilitator near me. She had all sizes of wild birds she was taking care of. It was very interesting to see.


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pac man (baby #1) likely wont make it the night.

hes been having seizures and is refusing feedings.

he's very very skinny and he's got dark intestines too... he was trapped longer. he's not doing well. we forced fed him for the last 4 feedings



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pac man (oldest baby) died.

the others are starting to go too theyre all having seizures. i think they were beyond help when we got them



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kai is gone....

what's going on?



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kira is gone too... but blacky and jacky still eating and responding, though my hope is low for these 2...

i dont get why all of a sudden theyre all dying on me



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the other 2 died this morning..... i just feel horrible... i dont get why they all just died like this



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I'm sorry; however, you did all you could, and they didn't die alone or starve to death.


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