If you were captured by a bear and taken to his cave and told in bear language that he was going to make you better you would not relax and many of us would die of shock. Animals are not cuddled in the wild and the only time another species touches them is when they are going to eat them. Please ensure you do not touch or feed a wild animals without contacting someone who can help.
Wildlife Rescue Care for Birds
Many baby birds that sound in distress are perfectly health and very strong. Once temporarily abandoned by their parents in a bid to encourage their independence, the struggling youngster can become very distressed.
Usually protective parent stay very nearby to feed in an emergency and see them safely on their way. At this point a well-meaning human mistakes their cry and decides to rescue the chirpy fledgling. They suffer stress, shock and sometimes die at the hands of the well meaning human. Wildlife is fearful of us. If a bear picked us up you would be scared and fear for your life.
Please do not remove a fledgling unless it is in obvious danger or injured.
If you are sure he is in danger or injured take him to your nearest vet or bring him to us or your nearest wildlife rescue centre. Birds cannot smell and fledgling should be returned to nests.
Please be careful when you prune not to expose any nests and disturb any fledglings please prune early and late to avoid this, we get many orphans who have lost their home to pruning gardeners.
If you find a bird you believe to be abandoned or injured and wish to help him, place him in a box with ventilation and keep him warm, dark and quiet and seek help
Don't be tempted to keep peering at him. Your face will not help him relax. In fact it will have the opposite effect.
N.B. Do not put yourself or your family in danger when rescuing an animal. Call a rescue who will have experienced volunteers in this area and can give advice