View Full Version : A baby robin.
06-03-2003, 06:34 PM
This is the picture of a baby robin that I have chosen to finish raising, because it fell out of the nest at work and the business that I work for has a cat that was hunting it. I have already received instructions from a breeder on how to raise it and return it to the wild eventually.
06-03-2003, 07:00 PM
He is so cute. Good luck to you.
06-03-2003, 07:15 PM
Bless your heart Jason...
06-03-2003, 08:04 PM
Best of luck to you...
06-03-2003, 08:26 PM
Thank you so much Allison, Roseanne, and Bonnie.
06-03-2003, 10:26 PM
Awe! Just like the one I tried to take care of when I was 13. Good luck and God Bless you.
06-04-2003, 08:18 PM
Good luck, and I hope all goes well! I've raised a few of those myself, and they're very sweet. Out of curiosity, what are you feeding it?
06-05-2003, 10:01 AM
Worms, fruit, and meal worms. I am going to take it to a rehabitilitator today, because it takes more time to teach it to live in the wild than I am willing to spend.
06-05-2003, 11:04 AM
Please excuse my ignorance, but what is a rehabilitator.
06-05-2003, 01:00 PM
Well, we all feel that our birds are taught, and not pre-programmed by nature. This is also true of wild birds. This robin has to be taken outside and taught where to find food, it does not automatically know. Part of the learning process is when it gets old enough to get around, yet is still not able to fly. I leaves the nest and wonders around. For another two or three weeks the parents still drop food for it as it learns on it's own where and how to find food. A rehabilitator does this for wild birds if they are rescued from a predator or are injured.
06-05-2003, 07:46 PM
Thanks Jason. Now I understand. The rehabilitator is a person. I thought it was a machine of some kind.
06-06-2003, 03:50 PM
how cute. I hope every thing goes well