Hey Smith,Smith said:You mean you would just WATCH that snake eat that poor,helpless chick??? :no: jeez. what happens if you knew you could save it's life and give it a second chance at living? Would you still just....watch? :no: Nature's way is a cruel way and I don't beleive in it.
I agree with you Kirk. How someone could say a snake doesn't have the right to eat is beyond me. One of the most fascinating things I ever saw was a black snake digging in the dirt with it's nose and finding a toad and how the snake's jaws dislocated to swallow the toad.Kirk said:And just who is looking out for the snakes interest? You have deprived a wild animal of it well earned food. It burned valuable calories stalking the baby bird only to have it snatched away at the last second. How very cruel of you.
Smith,Smith said:Hey everybody! I just wanted to update you on how the cardinal chick is doing. I'm taking care of him 24 hrs a day he just got his evening feeding some wet bread and some tiny chicken pieces. :haha: He lets me know when he dosen't want anymore he just goes to sleep! Whenever I go outside I try and find insects for him. As soon as he's bigger,fully feathered and is able to eat and do all that other stuff on his own I'll let him go. I saw his parents again today they help feed him to when I put him outside if only I knew where that nest was....darn it...
This is the message posted by Smith asking advice from the forum members. It's the first message in this thread. When Smith has deleted this message you'll be able to refer to this reply by me to note what she posted.Smith said:Oh my gosh this just happen today! :no: I was in the pen with my birds when I saw what looked like a little baby bird on the ground. I knew something was wrong so I just cought the little bird and put him in a cage where he's safe! A 5 ft snake was after him he had already killed the other chick the cardinal family had. I can't leave him loose outside that snake is looking for lunch and my peahen has babies and will kill the little guy!! :no: Besides I think he may have fell out of the nest he's far to young to fly on his own....he just hops. If I knew WHERE the nest was I'd put him back where he belongs but I have no idea where. What should I feed him ground up bugs or something? Will he drink water on his own. PLEASE HELP! I'm trying to save a life here! :no: Thanks!
This is the second message posted by Smith on this thread.Smith said:He's not in really bad shape he's healthy and not sick. He's starting to get pretty tame I think he's finger-trained already! :haha: We will see what we can do for him. We are thinking maybe about getting some fishing worms from Wal Mart and chop em up and feed him that.
Bink said:Oh dear, I think they're wholly seedeaters. Is there a vet or forestry or someplace that deals with wild animals you could call? Poor little guy.
Smith said:Guess what everybody I let the cardinal chick loose back with his parents there taking great care of him. Again thanks for ALL your advice everybody you really helped me out thanks so much!!