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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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My cat killed a house sparrow today, She left behind two eggs. My question is, Can I sneak the eggs into another house sparrows nest? I do not want them to die and I have seen the father around anywhere, And Its been at least 4 hours since they last had heat.. Please help.. I know alot of people wont care because house sparrow are kinda mean birds and will kill other native birds, But they need some kinda help...
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 02:36 PM
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i dont think u can sneak them into another ones nest because of a diffrent cent i could be wrong my suggestion is call the local wild life or the humain society in ur area theyll no best

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I sincerely doubt that you can do anything to save them. Four hours without Mom's warmth is probably too long (depending on how warm it is outside). It's hard but we need to remember that we can't save them all.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-04-2011, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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I had been keeping them warm with a heating pad and turning them over. I did not know if my efforts were going to help any but I had to give them the benifit of the doubt. In any case I discovered that one egg was unfertilized, and the other had what looked like that "blood ring" Or bacteria ring that young eggs get when they die, And when I checked on them early this morning they had both burst. And from what Ive read it takes a few days for the bacteria to grow and will burst the shell.. Any way thank you all for your advice, With I could have saved the one..
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You gave it your best shot! I rehabilitated wildlife for many years and baby birds were really hard to nurture until they were old enough to release.

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There is a disconnect of logic here.

I think it's unlikely that this is the first bird she's killed.

And you are right about English House sparrows being competition for native birds.

You failed to mention the impact of non-native predators.

If you really cared about the lives of wild birds, you'd keep your cat indoors.

That would save the lives of more birds than the two eggs you were worried about.

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I agree with Bob...Cat's are an introduced predator and they really do a lot of damage to local wildlife populations. I cringe every time I see cats wondering around outdoors - not only are they a danger to wildlife, but they are in more danger themselves outdoors.


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