baby bluejay need help!
Well I have taken care of many birds in the past but I'm best with sparrows of really any kind. But I just found a blue jay.....
I'm also stuck because its pretty old for when i usually get a baby..
I'm not exactly sure how old but it has fuz on head, top of wings, and most of the back.
It does have some adult wings on the tail, and ends of wings but only about 2 to 2 1/2 inches long maybe a little shorter...
It can fly about [from what i could see] 1 to 2 feet high...
Now my problems are should i feed it dry kitten food soaked in warm water [ like i do with the sparrows for the first 2 to 3 weeks ] or worms? or should i open and ground seeds? Another is should i just leave it outside?
I have him in a cage right now because we have many wild cats and i think somthing else.. I'm not sure what else but something cought a baby rabbit and killed it in my yard a couple nights ago.. ( =[ ) It may have been the cats but to be sure I but the baby in a cage.
The cage is what I used for adult sparrows so it should be good. The parents havent left the abby so I felt kind of bad taking him.
Also im in the areas of the US that are geting some thunder storms tonight so i covered the cage and put a towel a little on the sides. I wasnt sure if the rain would kill it because of the cold. Its got a lot of baby fuz and i dont think it will repel much water..
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!
THANKYOU SO MUCH!
should I just let her back out...?