Songbird Housing Checklist

When hospitalizing any wildlife patient, the goal should always be to transfer the animal to an experienced, licensed wildlife rehabilitator as soon as possible. In the meantime, it is imperative that the passerine bird be housed appropriately to promote recovery and prevent injury . . .

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Orendorff B. Hand-rearing songbirds. In: Moore A, Joosten S (eds). NWRA Principles of Wildlife Rehabilitation, 2nd ed. National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association; 2002. Pp. 425-429.

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Pollock CG. Songbird housing checklist. July 18, 2012. LafeberVet Web site. Available at