Can anybody tell me how best to try to care overnight for what looks like a baby sparrow? Piglet found it huddled against a wall at the edge of a pavement as we were setting off to walk just now. I couldn’t leave it as it was on a busy road, and most dogs would probably have bitten it first and asked questions later.
I’ll take it to the vet in the morning, and I hope they’ll know what to do, but in the meantime I’m not sure whether I should try to feed it. It seems to have its feathers, and it survived the shock of the walk back to my place cradled in my hand, so hopefully it’s as robust as such a small thing can be. Should I try to give it some bread softened in water? Or something else?
Please advise if you can.
A bit later: The poor wee thing is chirping away in its box in the kitchen! Piglet has been banished to the garden for barking. The cat is nowhere to be seen…