Medical Emergency Fund Page for Baby House Finches
Without the food, warmth and protection their parents provide, baby birds wouldn’t survive very long on their own. So when these two nestling House Finches were found all alone on the ground beside their deceased sibling, their finder knew they needed help immediately.
When these babies arrived at Wild ARC, they were bruised and cold, but were otherwise alert and seemed to have been well taken care of by their mom. Unfortunately, there was no nest or parents to return the babies to. Their fall from their nest was a long one, and the bruising had the rehabilitators worried about internal trauma. Close monitoring of the bruising and the birds’ behaviour, pain and anti-inflammatory medications, as well as a specialized diet plan were all put in place to give these frail babies the best chance at recovery.
Slowly, the bruises on their abdomens have begun to heal. Their weights are increasing and their feathers have started to grow in. Even though they’ve doubled in size and weight since they came into care at only a few days old, they still have several weeks to go before they’ll be big and strong enough to go home to the wild.
Wild ARC sees hundreds of baby birds like these ones every year. Their care is intensive and delicate, but we’re glad to give them a second chance at a wild life. Frequent exams and weight checks, different enclosures designed to help teach them the skills they need to survive, a specialized diet that ensures they receive all the nutrition they need, and the weeks of work to ensure their success means the cost to care for them adds up.
While we may not know exactly how they ended up alone and out of their nest, we’re grateful they were found and will still be able to grow and learn how to be independent House Finches together.
You can help these fluffy finches directly by donating towards their care.
If the cost of care is raised for these baby birds, additional funds will provide care for other wild animals in need.