As you can imagine, I’ve become vert attached to him and now I’m moving to the mainland and need figure out how I can bring him with me. However, I’ve noticed that my almost adult bulbul has feet that are thin & weak looking, and the bird layed a fake egg. 3-smaller one goes inside the bawl of water to wet its self fully while the bigger just sits on the bawl flaps its feathers but never goes inside the bawl of water to wet it self fully Though I am feeding them hard boiled egg, seasonal fruits like mango, papaya and banana. !…HELP, Very sorry for the delay, I missed your comment somehow. If you run across anyone looking to re home one or for rescue ie babies or injured please let me know! In my experience, these matters are very personal, and can only be decided according to each person’s unique perspective and personality. Please see Kin’s response re diet, perhaps some human baby food will add useful nutrients. feather growth can be erratic on captive diets, but usually not a concern; a number of problems can cause feather loss..mites, etc., but there would usually be other symptoms, and your vet would be able-to ID right away, best, Frank, hi frank,ok i took them to the vet,said there feathers were not shiny needed vitimins and to give them fruits ,he gave some drops which are used for puppys and kittens to put in there bawl of water …every thing else fine, I hope all goes well, pl keep me posted, Frank, sure will keep u posted thanks for ur help tc god bless. Hi again Frank. They may just need time to settle in,assuming you have a pair. she just open her mouth without a sound when she needed water so i made sure that she knows i was there every second. She was even taking a bath for the first time the day of the attacked. Bring a stool sample if available. I talked to Kimball Garrett, Ornithology Collections Manager at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum. Yogurt of moist cheese can be rolled into dry cornmeal or a similar food, in order to dry it out and render it easier to consume. But she had no difficulty in perching and i take that as a good sign. became second nature to them. So the birds express store stopped carrying them a while back. a quick reply is appreciated if possible (im so worried).. thanks so much in advance! So, can you please mention some ‘survival’ food for the young birds. Leg injuries often occur when birds fall from the nest, but may not be obvious until bones begin to grow. I will never let anything or anyone hurt her again. Do you know of a good breeder? 4. Much appreciated, Roman, I’m sure it will be very helpful! My grandfather actively conspired in my zoo-buildings efforts, regularly appearing with chipmunks, boa constrictors, turtles rescued from the Fulton Fish Market and, especially, unusual marine creatures. Even if the remaining egg were fertile, it would not likely have survived 2 days w/o incubation. They may spend longer time as they get older, and are more accustomed to being handled, but ther’s no real way to change their basic nature, thanks frank,I realised 1 thing if I put thm on my finger and take thm away from the cage thy are fine and sit till u get thm close to d cage,these birds are great.since I got 3 of thm and a friend is behind me for one I can’t figure out wich one to give as I can’t make out a male n female,two have lost tail feathers and one is grown well with tail feather,which two u suggest to keep, also noticed d once with out tail feathers are mostly together, I’d stay with the 2 that seem to stay together, although that’s no guarantee of a pair, or that they will get along once they mature, Enjoy, Frank, My pleasure, Roman…good luck and pl let me know how all goes, Frank. But ive noticed in the second week he could not use his left leg. Please advice. Sexes are similar in appearance; juveniles have duller plumage. But there really is not sure way to cause the bird to mimic a certain tune. William, Thank You, Dear “Frank”, as your name suggests, thank for your frank advice. Kindly reply in detail, as you seem to be the right person to talk to, as you know what it is to love a pet bird and such matters that very few people understand. Mites can cause some of the symptoms you describe (please see this article), but there’s no way to accurately diagnose the ailment without a vet visit; pl let me know if you need help in locating an avian vet. Looking forward to your elaborated reply. Red-whiskered Bulbuls feed on a variety of native and introduced fruits, insects and flower buds. I think you will agree to my opinion. Lives a very different lifestyle from the bulbul, so probably not useful to keep together; hopefully it will be releasable. often, unfortunately..cats know where they are and are very patient. Remember her in your prayers. I’ve spend many years in fieldwork, and can count how many sick birds I’ve encountered easily, very few. The bulbul is the first bird ive ever take care of and im pretty lost here. Gently and quickly insert the feeding tip into the mouth and press slowly and steadily until the food starts to come out. There are no avian vet in my area. Hi Frank, Often they are in a very weakened condition when found, and do not recover, so please prepare your daughters … Please keep me posted, Best regards, Frank. Keep it posted and alive. The red whisker mark, from which it gets its name, is located below the eye. I wouldn’t recommend trying to use anything else. Please reply soon, as I am really worried about these little creatures. We have much to learn…great that you are paying attention to details. My baby bulbul got up at 6:30 am and I took her outside in the balcony for fresh air and also to play around.Suddenly a hawk came from nowhere and attacked her.Thanks to THAT pair of bulbuls who always fight with her;it was because of their alarming calls that my bulbul flew inside.I’ve kept all the windows and balcony closed now.But when that other pair of bulbuls came in the evening to my balcony, within 2 seconds this hawk came again and attacked THEM this time !!!! thanks for you input, I hope all is well. -tweezer/Blunt-tipped forceps, this is what i do i start feeding them at 7am in the morning i feed them roasted indian chick peas paste (CHANA) ,take 6 to 8 chana skin them,then chew them by mouth (sounds yaakeey and gross but works great and the chewed chana temperature is perfect for the bird)THIS IS ALSO AN OLD TIME REMEDIE IN INDIA .keep chewing to make a paste not to dry and not to liquidy you should be able to carry it with the tip of a 1ml tuberculin syring(not the needle) it should be neither too thick, which would make it difficult for the baby to swallow and it may choke, nor too diluted as you would not able to carry it with the tip of the syringe ,after you chew into a paste put this paste in a small bowl after chewing,we need to feed the chicks vitimin drops(suggested by my vet)along with this paste once in the morning ,so buy vitimin drops called “ven gro” something like 75rs, I never though i could love an animal so much. My mind says ‘only if the Vet had to give an injection, the life of my bird could be saved’ or it says ‘well, it had to die either way’. The red patch on the face really is whiskers, just as the bird’s name suggests. Myna, Zebra Doves, Brazilian Cardinals, Wax Bills and Sparrows are what I see most often. Unfortunately, there’s not much to be done…males do not often incubate alone, best regards, frank. Sadly, my Angel passed away this evening around 4. but two weeks later when i released it. I buried her with Bimbo (my swalow) side by side next to my dog grave. I may be contacted at email@example.com. Red-whiskered bulbul Sound Features : High-quality sounds Ability to … I emailed you a while back about trying to take my bulbul bird out of Hawaii. At least once during the day or evening put some tissue on your lap and put her there and cover her with your hand. Thanks for your support. Birds also succumb very quickly to trauma and blood loss, as in a bite. 1. What do you suggest? My bulbul just loves to have me near her cage, and starts flapping her wings by sticking her tongue out! Captivity changes this a great deal, of course, so it’s sometimes difficult to analyze what we are seeing. He says her legs may get back to normal but it will take a long time. Please feel free to send specific info, best, Frank, Rami again. For example, talented mimics such as American Mocking Birds copy other sounds for different reasons than do other species. Best regards, Plastic and metal bird bands are used to Identify zoo birds and wild ones that are being studied. Quite a longevity record…longer than any I’ve encountered in zoos. Your article has been incredible helpful for me. I’m going to watch the tree tomorrow and see if the baby seems more desperate for food and try and retrieve it if it seems like the parents have not resumed feeding. Also, per your blog, it seems the bird may not fare well if released (he can fly for short distances: 6 tp 10 feet). Bulbul chicks are not easy to raise when so young. You can also mix in some ground chop meat, egg or cottage cheese (this last not used much today, but an “old-timer’s” staple and very useful) into a typical softbill diet, such as softbill select. Best wishes, What to feed them generally as they are growing? The vet saw our pet yesterday. This is amazingly informative.. all the things you keep putting up are wonderful.. Hey, do you like funny stuff about birds too? i also feed boiled egg (mouth smashed)the same way and feed them in place of the chick peas,you can feed the same way till they complete 2 weeks,then introduce mouth smashed fruits banana,jambul,mango..etc.countinue the vitimin drops till its overâ¦.. more details in my earlier posts . But for last 2 days it’s sound doesnt come out.its making the sound. However, this was in a huge exhibit stocked with trees etc. do not try to give them direct milk.Do give them water with a dropper..2-3 drops every hour…this is what I did.One problem is ,my bulbul never ate egg..so shes low on protein.To compensate for her feather growth, I give her a vitamin tonic.That keeps her feathers good enough. I noticed some adult Red Vented Bulbuls fluttering around it. I now gave her small insects mixed with fruits. Though there are many bulbuls here in the locality, would had they adjusted with wild ones? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jer9fk6JE4 But seriously, I understand your concern. I took a closer look at the wound and shocked so see that her tiny body was almost all swollen up. 1. When we lived in hawaii they were easy to come by but since moving to California I have not found any that are available. However, if the babies is fine, that great to hear. I just hope someday, I’ll get over this feeling but one thing I must say is that my pet was a real wonder. if the parents don’t arrive tomorrow should i feed them myself? Sometimes flying back to my shoulder if it got too scared. This image of a Tanimbar Corella (Cacatua goffini) eating the fruit of the golden shower... Save my name, e-mail, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Hello, My room was the only home she knew. Thanks for the kind words and sorry to hear the bad news. My cat caught a fledgling Java Finch. I wouldn’t give any more pain killer (internally) – no real way to predict effects – systems vary greatly from ours. the back thumb has turned in front. Suck some up in the eyedropper used to feed the babies. I do have one question regarding long term food for my now imprinted bulbul (who also can’t fly well due to a broken wing). The other one refuses to stand and walk abt. However, I’m surprised how much my bird loves me! I have one that has learned to whistle the samsung mobile sweet whistle! The red-whiskered bulbul is a medium-sized bird 20-22cm in length (body and tail). I also want to add that bulbuls are considered an invasive species here in Hawaii. How long do red vented bulbuls live? thanks frank , this information i provided really works back here in india i have also taken suggestion from the vet, and pulled information from different sources ,the only difficult part for me is sexing them and breeding them which im still gaining knowledge on. Unfortunately, they can have a “one track mind” as far as this goes! The Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) is a sprightly and commonly found garden songbird that likes urban gardens, scrubland found on the outskirts of … Your job is always appreciated. 60-70% DRIED formula and 30-40% fruit mixed and then warm water added to applesauce consistency. I do not believe that medication would have made a difference. It’s common for some to lag behind in growth; in natural nests, not all chicks survive in most cases. Bulbuls need lots of room and tend to be more aggressive than most finches; Iâve only mixed them with others in very large zoo exhibits. Ok, all that said, I now discover that bulbuls are an invasive species in Hawaii that does a lot of damage. i am grateful to you. Groups of up to 50 or so birds may gather around a food source, although smaller groups of three to five birds are more common. one Egg yolk; cooked and crumbled No matter how vigorous the birds may have seemed, this period of their lives is when they are most susceptible to a wide variety of diseases, parasites and other health concerns. I went out in the kitchen to get their food and closed my bedroom door but did not locked it. Unfortunately, no way to diagnose except via a vet visit, as numerous problems can be involved, all showing same symptoms. it has provided me with very useful information. Its like having goosebumps and your knees feel weak when you’re with someone you love. I tried to put it back but the nest was totally destroyed by the wind and it looks like the mother has abandone it. Hello Frank, your article and discussion here is great. You might try silkworms as well, to add some variety. They fledge at about 14 to 18 days after hatching.This photograph was taken in September 2007 @ home, kerala. However, birds that fall from nests often have internal injuries and, unfortunately, losses are high. I am hoping you can help us. In addition to the food recipe from the wildbird rehab, your site contains a wealth of useful information. I hope all goes well, please keep me posted. She was relaxing there when one of my uncle came.I smiled told him I have brought her to play but she is sitting on the top most branch now.How do I get her down.I think he got overconfident and before asking me he said I’ll bring her down and gave a heavy jerk to the tree.My Bubu got so scared that she flew high… so high that she went and sat on the 5th floor of a building.Another pair of bulbul came to attack her and she started crying… then she flew and flew.. and I kept running after her… she went from one building to another… I was tracing her through her cry.Then at one point… I could’nt hear her voice… and I lost her….. Kerrry. Nice to see your quick response. -baby drop feeder avilable at chemist She is not using her legs and flap around on the ground using her wings. They are locally known as Turaha pigli-pitta in Telugu, Sipahi bulbul in Bengali, Phari-bulbul/Kanera bulbu (in Hindi).. 2. The bird might fare better in captivity. Thank you so much again for everything. 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