Get the baby bird contained
To keep the baby bird safe while you figure out how to help it, put the bird in a small cardboard box with a soft towel or t-shirt. Even on a warm day babies can get cold, so give it a heat source:
- a clean sock filled with dry, uncooked rice, and microwaved for one minute
- a plastic bottle from the recycling bin filled with hot tap water
- an electric heating pad set to “LOW” and placed under half of the box.
Put the box in a dark, quiet spot, and read on for further instructions.
If the baby bird hops or runs really well and is difficult to catch, leave it alone but keep a close an eye on it. It might be a normal situation. Read on to find out if you should contain it after all.