Sunday, June 28, 2009

Baby Bird-update

The baby bird made it through the night. Prion (daughter #3) looked at it and said, "I wonder if it is a quail?"

Sure enough, we looked through some pictures on the internet and it is a quail!

We didn't have a lid on the box last night so this morning it was nowhere to be found. Vet2Be did end up finding it downstairs by the furnace. It was a bit chilled but as soon as he put it in the box under the light it perked up and is now doing fine.

I put a screen over the top of the box to keep it inside the box where it is a bit safer!

You can see the screen over the top and the clips that are holding it onto the box. It should be safe like this.

We don't have anymore turkey starter, so Vet2Be brought in some turkey grower. It has more protein in it than the poultry grower. The turkey grower is pelleted so he ground it up into a course powder for the quail to eat. I put in a 2-liter soda bottle lid for the water. I couldn't think of anything else to use that was low enough for it to drink out of without jumping into it.

I also took out the shredded paper so we could put the feed on the bottom of the box. I was concerned that the little quail might not be able to see the feed through the paper.

You can see the scratch (feed) on the bottom of the box and the bottle cap that it is using for a water dish. I think the shoe box will be roomy for quite some time!

It is a loud little thing! And it is fast! Prion held it for a moment, but then decided to put it back since it is so quick!

1 comment:

Busy Grandma Elsie said...

How wonderful. Kids will never forget things like this.
Mine used to do this same stuff.
Thanks for the memories.