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 Post subject: baby swallow with a missing leg
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:43 pm 
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Hello,
Outside my door there is a swallow nest with three babies but one is always one the ground and I always put him back but he falls out again because he only has one leg and I think the other two babies pouch him back. I do not know if his mum is feeding him or helping him.
What should I do with him?
Should I let him die?
Should I feed him something?
If yes what?
Please help me.


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 Post subject: Re: baby swallow with a missing leg
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:40 pm 
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Is the bird fully featherd?
Has the leg been ripped off or it just hasnt grown one?


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 Post subject: Re: baby swallow with a missing leg
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:16 pm 
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I think he is full featherd.
But hi has little white feathers steaking out.
I think hes leg has been cut because the end of it is red but my mum says he was just malformed. because he has just a little piece.


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 Post subject: Re: baby swallow with a missing leg
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:54 pm 
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Hi there,
I know if it was me I would want to keep him,what are u going to do?

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 Post subject: Re: baby swallow with a missing leg
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:13 pm 
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I've put him in a plastic container whith a cloth in it next to the nest too see if his mum feeds him.
The next day he seemed better because he was sitting on the edge of the plastic container and before he was sitting inside the container without mooving.


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 Post subject: Re: baby swallow with a missing leg
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:17 pm 
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Good on you. Their mums are pretty good at looking after them. Hope he makes it, there are plenty of little wild birds round with only one leg for whatever reason, as long as he ends up being able to fly he'll be fine.


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