What should I feed a Pine Siskin?
Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:12 PM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:17 AM
You shouldn't be feeding a pine siskin. Please do the right thing and take this bird to a rehabber who can do this legally. I'm not saying this to be mean or rude, but because I actually do care about your outcome and the outcome of the bird.
Birds like this one are protected by the Migratory Treaty Act for good reason. Native birds are not meant to be kept as pets, and since you gave yours a name, it sounds like you are looking for a pet. Can I recommend a budgie? (not my idea, but I've had several over the years).
The first sign that you shouldn't be taking this bird in - you're on an internet forum asking what to feed it.
Secondly, and the more important sign -- you're breaking federal law.
Third, the fact that you've put your date of birth in your profile, linked to your facebook page (which contains your name), and you've posted photos of yourself breaking federal law for everyone with an internet connection to see---- well that also tells me you don't really know what you're doing.
If you volunteer at a rehab facility, you'll be working with birds like this under the legal license of the rehabber(s) running the facility. Very few things in life are as cute as hand-feeding baby Robins, baby Blue Jays and baby Flickers. Why not give it a go?
The facility that I volunteered at also gave me the opportunity to release birds in appropriate areas. However, the lady who ran the rehab facility made sure I had the proper paperwork with me. In her words: "Technically the police can take you to jail for having all these birds in your car, this paper has my authorization under my license which protects you. Make sure you don't lose it or let it fly out the window!"
Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:18 AM
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