We had a visitor for a few days over Christmas; Sparky a fledgling peewee was being attacked by two other peewees and was looking pretty sick so Peter brought him inside for protection and some recovery time.
We put him in a basket lined with paper towel (to try and imitate a nest) and he sat for a while looking very sorry for himself. However, after a few feeds of bugs courtesy of the bug zapper, he sparked up a bit (hence the name).
Over the next couple of days we fed him with turkey mince and gave him a stick to practice sitting on, rather than on Peter's hand or in the nest. He had a pretty good appetite and was looking pretty happy.
|Sparky in his nest in his 'tree'|
|Looking quite happy|
He seemed to know we would not hurt him, even the dogs just ignored him. We think he must have been close to flying because every now and then he'd flap his wings but wouldn't get anywhere.
On the Friday we took him down to our local veterinary hospital for a check over and handing over to a wildlife carer. We did enjoy having him here though.