The other day my nature loving son found a little sparrow hopping around in the grass that apparently had lost his tail. How you may ask? Well, we're not positive, but we think one of our four cats might have had something to do with it. Anyway, this little peep has been in a birdcage for several days now, eating seed and crushed dogfood, drinking clean water. Pampered and protected - from those prowling felines. He appears to have adjusted just fine to his caged environment. My question is, will his tail feathers grow back and how long will it take? My son knows that he is a wild animal and should be released to fly free. But, without a tail that just isn't going to happen. So, what to do? Thought maybe one of you folks had been here before and could offer some advice. Thanks.