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Question:

September 7, 2021

Sudden death of bulbul baby bird


I had a baby bird bulbul and I found him on road so I took him to my house and taken care of him about 20 to 23 days I took care of him but one day suddenly I came back from school and taken him and he was playing with me but after some time he started felling and could not stand properly and started shivering and also vomitted and after he died
I WANT TO KNOW THE REASON …???


Answer:

Hi Ketan,

Unfortunately there is no way to know what happened just from your description. A Vet would have to examine the body and run tests. Since this was a wild bird you found, it would have been best to locate someone with wildlife experience. Wild birds can be very hard to keep in captivity due to their special diet needs. There may have been something wrong it it from the beginning, which made the parents abandon it. I’m sorry for your loss.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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