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Baby Robin

weather: rain
outside: 11°C
mood: aaaww...
I found this picture a little while ago when I was cleaning up.

About five or six years ago, we found this baby robin outside near our house. It was on the ground. Someone said it was probably a runt and actually pushed or thrown out of the nest by the mother robin because she knew he wouldn't live anyway.

He didn't look hurt when we found him, he wasn't limping or bleeding or doing anything strange. We took him in as a pet, kept him in an open cardboard box, fed him and played with him. Mother-in-Law dug up earthworms from the back yard. We cut them up into little pieces and gave them to him. He ate them all, no complaints. No one said anything about a vet and it didn't occur to me at the time.

I taught him to fly, sort of.

No, I didn't demonstrate XD I'd have him standing on one finger and I'd reach up as high as I could, then bring my hand down slowly. He'd flap both wings on the way down. I'd bring my hand down faster and faster, he'd flap faster and faster.

After a few weeks, I'd snap my hand away and I had him doing soft landings a few feet from where I was standing. I took him outside on sunny days and did that on the grass. Mother-in-Law loved to laugh that I was his Flight Coach. =D

He didn't last too long, he died after a few months. But he was a cutie while we had him. =)


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 28th, 2004 07:43 am (UTC)
That is so very sweet! You are destined to be a bird mommy I see.
May. 28th, 2004 09:52 am (UTC)
Hee, yeah, birds don't smell. That's the one thing that's kept me from getting any other pet.
May. 28th, 2004 08:09 am (UTC)
I bet he was hard to SPOT!

**Guffaws at self
May. 28th, 2004 09:49 am (UTC)
Hehehehe =D
May. 28th, 2004 09:41 pm (UTC)
Awwww .. hoe cute. --Ray
May. 29th, 2004 06:37 pm (UTC)
*teehee* I know =)
May. 29th, 2004 06:36 pm (UTC)
You are a very special kind of person. I am sure the baby robin loved being with you.
May. 29th, 2004 06:37 pm (UTC)
Aaaw, thank you =)
Jun. 18th, 2004 10:25 pm (UTC)
last summer my friends and i found a baby bird on the ground and we picked him up and we thought it was a baby pigeon. we called the vets and stuff and my neighbor daniel took the bird to the vets. turns out the bird was actually a dove =) guess that means good luck! its still alive and daniel and my freinds visit it once every month =)
Jun. 18th, 2004 10:27 pm (UTC)
Wow!!! A dove! =O =O How exciting! A dove is peace and good luck. =)
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