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Monk parakeets are exotics (not native to the states,) which means no one in
the federal or state gov't cares what you do with them. Of course, the most
humane thing to do would be to find a wildlife hospital or individual
rehabilitator who does care about the birds and doesn't care what the
"legal" status if the birds are. Where I used to work, it was always
dependent on the particular director whether exotics were treated and placed
for adoption, or simply euthanized. They cannot be legally returned to the
wild, because they don't "belong" there.
Sandy Koi
(former wildlife rehabber and someone who loves parrots, native or not)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dick Beeler" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2003 9:12 PM
Subject: Re: [FLBIRDS] Monk Parakeet


> In a message dated 7/12/03 8:28:02 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:
>
> << I need some advise ... on our way home this evening we saw 4 Monk
> Parakeets...we also saw one of
>
> them struck by a truck...it appeared to be a glancing blow....
>
> we rescued the bird from the middle of the road....he's awake but doesn't
>
> stand...he will however move his legs...
>
> I've never had any experience with injured birds....we brought him
>
> home...but I don't know what to do next...we are in a very rural area..
>
> any advice appreciated >>
>
> David,
>
> First -- DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FEED THE ANIMAL  -- If and what it should eat
is
> best decided by a Vet.  Keep the bird contained (This is why God made shoe
> boxes!!!) and in a dark, warm, quiet place.   A towel or wash cloth in the
bottom
> of the box is a good idea.  Air holes are NOT necessary  -- but if you
feel
> better poking them, poke them BEFORE you put the bird in the box. :-)
>
>
> By law, YOU can't do anything for the bird -- except to try to locate
someone
> who is qualified and licensed.  (Nobody enforces this, but it IS the law.)
> Is there a wild animal rehab clinic near you??   If not, is there a Vet
who is
> open on weekends?   Failing those, is there a Humane Society or county
animal
> control outfit.
>
> Here in Lee County, we are blessed with C.R.O.W. - The Clinic for the
> Rehabilitation Of Wildlife - at which institution I happily volunteer.
:-)  I don't
> have immediate access to a list of similar clinics in your area, but there
MAY
> be one.   If so, THEY are the people with whom you want to make contact.
> Perhaps one of the other outfits I have suggested will have this
information.
>
>
> BTW -- thanks for caring, stopping, picking up the bird --- and asking for
> advice.  There should be more like you!!!
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Dick Beeler
> Fort Myers, FL
>
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