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  • Joanne19701970 commented on Woodenbikes's instructable How to Rescue a Hummingbird1 month ago
    How to Rescue a Hummingbird

    We too rescued a hummingbird that flew into the window and landed on the deck (actually TWO hit the window but one was OK enough to fly away) she couldn't fly so we hand fed her for a few weeks and it's been around 2 months since we've had "Bella" and the last 2 days she really doesn't seem to be able to fly again? We've had her out lots in the house and she would fly around the ceiling (19ft high) then land on my daughters head or shoulder. We thought she was doing great, however, now she sits on the bottom of her cage in her "nest" we made her. We have 2 feeders set up near her so she can feed and not have to fly to the top of the cage. I did see (with a little horror :) that you've fed yours protein - we have NOT fed her protein - we've been making the sugar wa...see more »We too rescued a hummingbird that flew into the window and landed on the deck (actually TWO hit the window but one was OK enough to fly away) she couldn't fly so we hand fed her for a few weeks and it's been around 2 months since we've had "Bella" and the last 2 days she really doesn't seem to be able to fly again? We've had her out lots in the house and she would fly around the ceiling (19ft high) then land on my daughters head or shoulder. We thought she was doing great, however, now she sits on the bottom of her cage in her "nest" we made her. We have 2 feeders set up near her so she can feed and not have to fly to the top of the cage. I did see (with a little horror :) that you've fed yours protein - we have NOT fed her protein - we've been making the sugar water every couple of days with 4 parts water, one part sugar boiled... no dye. Really worried about the little thing :( we planned to keep her until spring and hopefully she's able to get out with her friends but right now it seems like she's going backwards on progress... any insight you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks - oh we are in Canada - it's COLD outside is it possible she's "cold"?? Should we have a heat lamp (well not something bright just something to keep her warm??)? ANd you know they look like cottonballs when they sleep (torpor) - that's what she looks like during the day now.... help!!!!

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