It's the time of year that young birds start leaving their nests.
Since yesterday I've found several young birds on the ground in my garden, I think they are young sparrows. They can't seem to fly yet and are just
jumping around under the bushes. I can hear lots of them in the trees around the house but so far haven't been able to spot the nests they come out
The problem are my 3 cats who just loves to play with them, two of the cats just play around, but my youngest will kill them if she gets the chance. I
rescued one from her fangs yesterday and one more this morning, they weren't really injured but just scared.
Now I know this is 'nature' and the cat's 'instinct' to kill and bring them home... but I can't help but feeling so sorry for the little birds
and will do everything I can to keep them safe untill they can fly. I've been keeping my cats indoor since yesterday.
I've read that when the birds jump out of the nest before they can fly (which will happen to the majority of them), they will cry for their mother
and she will feed them on the ground. So how long will it take before the birdies fly off by themselves?
And what can I do to help them? Should I interfear and put them somewhere safe? Or leave them and hope they'll make it?
I know some people will laugh with this, and say "it's just a bird", but I can't help myself. I love ALL animals and if I can help one and give it
a chance to survive I will try and do so.
So it's time for me to learn about this since this problem will return around this time every year.
I've been thinking that maybe by next year we can build closed bird cages or something... a place where they can grow up and the cats can't get to
them. But then again, they'll need heat when they are very young and apropriate feeding.... and I'm just not educated enoungh about birds to pull
this off. I'm not even sure if the birds I have right now are sparrows, I think they are looking at pictures of them online.
any help here is appreciated because, I love my cats very much, but with every death bird I find my heart just breaks