Frequently Asked Questions

Wildlife

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I found a wild bird/animal in my yard…can someone come get it?

We work with wildlife rehabilitators and are happy to take the baby if needed, but don’t have the ability to come get it. If they can get it to the hospital, we’ll take it from there. If they want to try to raise it themselves, we can give the caller directions on what to do. Remember that when baby birds leave their nests they are on “walk-about” and just hop around about 1-2 days learning to eat and fly. The parents are up in the trees supervising them, so don’t “save” them. If there is danger in the back yard, etc. just pick them up and take them to the side or front yard where the parents can continue to supervise them. Don’t bring them to us…the parents do a better job

How do I know if a mother rabbit has abandoned her babies?
If I bring in wildlife, do you just euthanize it?
There is a bird acting strangely in my yard…should I be worried for myself or my pets?
If I find a baby bird and put it back in its nest, will the parents smell my scent and abandon it?
Do pet birds and exotic pets need to be examined yearly?
Can pet birds be taken outside?
Are birds at risk if the house is being painted, sprayed, or cleaned?