I happened on an American Goldfinch in my yard last week
who could not fly. I captured it and now have it living in a large box. I
have been feeding it commericial wild finch seed, niger seed and some
sunflower seed. I have also provided a small cup of fine sand and a dish of
Am I missing anything in it's diet? I had hoped to find someone to take it
and care for it until it could fly again but have been unsuccessful so I
may end up caring for it.
It's wing is not visibly injured, however it can only flutter. I have been
caring for it for 6 days now and it appears OK. Have also provided it with
a small perch (branch) which it seems to use most of the time.
Any other suggestions?
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