Dr. Pat - thank you for your last response. It was more informative and gave me a tad bit more information to forward to my niece. While I understand "wild birds" are wild for a reason and we all know we should not try to rehabilitate them, I wanted (and I probably didn't ask correctly) to know if feeding worms was correct, and will the mama accept the bird once touched my humans (she used gloves, but a friend handled the bird with no gloves). I have recommended she try to locate and contact the local preserve (since they live in the foothills) and see if they can take baby - if not, put it back. Thank you again for your response, and I apologize if I upset you with my rating.
Greetings, I am Dr. Pat. I have worked with birds for many years. I will do my best to help you.Unfortunately the rating goes on my record, so I am not upset but customers think that I am not helpful or legitimate. And I do not get paid--which is not my priority anyway..Handling the birds does not upset the parents.
25 years as avian-only veterinarian
Hi,I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?Dr. Pat