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injured Magpie anyone help or advise?

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Crawling · 16/02/2011 14:35

Hi I have found a injured magpie and I am looking for a rescue or rehab that will take it in. Anyone know of any or what to do in the mean time to help it be less scared and comfy?

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Doyouthinktheysaurus · 16/02/2011 14:37


I think I phoned them when I found an injured bird and they told me to take it to the nearest vet, which I did.

DooinMeCleanin · 16/02/2011 14:41

A vet will put it to sleep, which might be best depending upon the injury.

How injured is it and where are you in the country?

Crawling · 16/02/2011 14:44

I am in south wales I have PM Vallhalla to see if she can help. The bird was very quick took two to catch and seemed healthy, except its wing the wing is damaged and dragging on the floor and it is unable to fly.

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DooinMeCleanin · 16/02/2011 14:48

City Wildlife Care
Cares for: All wildlife
Location: Newport, South Wales
Tel: 07794 179 207

Try here. They might who can help.

Crawling · 16/02/2011 14:50

Thank you very much I will give them a ring Smile. I am nervous of vets because I found a lot of threads on the net where they refused to treat even if paid and just put to sleep.

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Asteria · 16/02/2011 14:55

I have saved a heron in the past - and it was released back into the wild - but with smaller birds like crows and pigeons that I have found injured, it is far kinder just to dispatch them quickly and quietly.

I might be just a bit too much of a hardy rural girl for this, but the poor thing is probably more traumatised by you catching it than from the injury it has. It will probably die of shock and it would be kinder just to wring it's neck now rather than cart it about the countryside trying to find someone to fix it - which is very unlikely to happen. Especially as Magpies are considered a real pest - they like nothing more than to peck out the eyes of lambs and this is the perfect time of year for that...

DooinMeCleanin · 16/02/2011 14:58

Asteria we have cared for and released many sick and injured small wild birds with sucess.

We used to get free entry to a local Forest and wildlife sanctuary just for the purpose of releasing birds.

Op - for now keep the Magpie in a box in a quiet, drak room witha bowl of water.

Crawling · 16/02/2011 15:01

'Op - for now keep the Magpie in a box in a quiet, drak room witha bowl of water.'

Thank you I have done this already. Cats were rounding on it so even if it dies of shock it will be a kinder way than the cats having got it.

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DooinMeCleanin · 16/02/2011 15:04

It is possible that it will die from shock but we tended to have more birds that lived than that died. My Dad was the go to guy whenever anyone in our town found a bird. Even the local vets knew about him, so we got a quite a few birds Grin

Although I will never forgive him for the time I invited all my friends upto my room to be greeted by an unboxed pigeon shitting on my desk whilst eating my bronzing pearls Hmm

Crawling · 16/02/2011 18:22

I have tried but cannot get through. Will keep trying.

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YASHCHOU · 20/07/2018 13:10

I live in Sheffield and have got an injured magpie who has walked thru window and can not fly back. We left him alone, offered food , water and offered to go in box but refuses. Phoned RSPCC who said they will send officer but they are busy. Any suggestions

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