76 Posts . No big deal. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. try a little bit warmer water, not super warm, but in the middle. They fell from their perch, not the nest. Baby birds fledge (leave the nest) several days before they start to fly. I put it in a cardboard box and gave it a tiny dish with cold water, but I'm not sure what else to do. I found a baby blue jay in the yard, and it's limping, so I think it's hurt. It is very illegal to own wild life and jays are federally protected so its even more so. How do I take care of it? A forum community dedicated to pigeon owners and enthusiasts. Do your birds freak out because of the/a storm. Put them in a tote on my back porch. If not, put back in the nest. The only wildlife rescue I found that takes care of birds is closed until tomorrow.. What do I do until then? The blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to eastern North America.It lives in most of the eastern and central United States; eastern populations may be migratory. In the U.S., what species of birds in your yard appear to be the most intelligent? Get your answers by asking now. I'm pretty sure the nest is really far up in a tree, so I couldn't have put it there. The female broods the nestlings for the first 8 to 12 days while the male gathers food. you can take a cracker and wet a little, ive done it before. Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. Parents do a much better job raising baby birds! Come join the discussion about breeding, shows, racing, performance, health, behavior, housing, adopting, care, classifieds, and more! JavaScript is disabled. :C I don't want it to die. I heard it's legal to have a wild life in your house or something :/. They are supposed to be out of the nest even though they can't fly yet. This is why we find baby birds that "fell from the nest." Plus I had 5 bluejay fledlings hopping out of their nest and I kept putting them back and the parents watched. Something I learned recently from a bird biology class is that baby birds leave the nest before they can fly. Trump says he'll leave White House on one condition, Pat Sajak apologizes for outburst on 'Wheel of Fortune', Americans 'tired of COVID' have experts worried, Sleuths find Utah monolith, but mystery remains, Seymour, 69, clarifies remark on being able to play 25, Nail salons, a lifeline for immigrants, begin shuttering, Infamous QB bust Manziel comes clean on NFL failures, Amazon workers plan Black Friday strikes and protests, Sick mink appear to rise from the dead in Denmark, Famed actress Nicolodi, mother of Asia Argento, dies, Couple wed 76 years spend final hours in COVID-19 unit. Birds have a poor sense of smell. You should not have touched the baby blue jay. I found a baby blue jay in the yard, and it's limping, so I think it's hurt. Resident populations are also found in Newfoundland, Canada; breeding populations are found across southern Canada. Mom feeds them regularly. I put it in a cardboard box and gave it a tiny dish with cold water, but I'm not sure what else to do. Just days old, his eyes were barely open for more than a few seconds at a time. There are many feral cats around so I put them in a cat carrier. They were able after 2 days to jump up and sit on the rim of the tote but still unable to fly. I am sorry to hear this.Trying to get them to see this is pointless.The parents will not take care of it I doubt even if you get it back in the nest especially because it has been in contact with humans.Do you have any ideas how old this one is.I dont know alot about blue Jays but a warm place away from winds is a neccesity.And keep fresh water consistantly.I do not know what to feed it as all my pigeons are adults and are tentivly taking care of there offsprings.But I am sure it will have to have some sort of formula that will have to be fed to it by a dropper.Some more members with more experience with young birds then me will be by to give you advice. I live in Jacksonville, Florida in case anyone has any suggestions other than B.E.A.K.S.. Still have questions? Mom is still feeding them as of Tuesday. try wrapping it in a LIGHT blanket, maybe even just a small square of fabric. It is a myth about being touched. Just leave it in a dark warm place and don't bother it, don't handle on it and don't feed it or give it water. So what happens when a lame-duck pardons a turkey and is too chicken to eat crow 'cause his goose is cooked? Discussion Starter • #1 • May 16, 2003. When the eggs hatch, the baby blue jays are limp and helpless, naked of feathers and have closed eyes. The reason for this is that the noise and smell of the nest can attrack predators, so the youngsters leave it and perch nearby, hidden in foliage, while their parents continue to feed them. Please, try to put it up in a bush if it's feathered. My family and I rescued a very special baby blue Jay in the spring of 2015. Was it wrong for me to give a seagull some of my garlic bread? Fledgling blue jays by: Anonymous Found 2 baby blue jays in my yard Saturday. Thanks. Hi Everyone I found a baby Blue Jay that apparently fell from it's nest and I would like to know how to feed it what does it eat and how can I take care of it. After this time, the male and female share in food gathering, foraging for insects and worms and even injured or dead vertebrates such as frogs or mice, as well as the nuts and seeds that make up a large part of their diet. good luck:), Give it warm cold water and mashed seeds like sun flower or pumpkin seeds. Or just give it worms from the ground like pink worms :), Keep the baby jay warm in till tommor to turn it in the wildlife resque, Don't feed it anything, you will only do more harm then good. Named Gracie by my daughter, we helped him become strong to prepare for his release 4 Weeks Later.. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. It is probably a fledgling. In a bowl blend a high-protein dry dog food, then mix with one pack of dry knox gelatin and some apple sauce and some drops of liquid vitamins (including Vitamin B3) slowly stir the mixture while adding boiling water until you get a consistency similar to cookie dough, freeze in a margine tub, then thaw. What do they eat?