I have found a baby blackbird not moving and it’s shivering in my back garden. I have read the advice to leave them but I also read somewhere that if they are shivering then something needs to be done so I have no idea what to do!
Any advice would be helpful please :)
If it was still being fed by its parents Noushcheshire, it'll have a feeding reflex.
Try a long pair of tweezers; present food; bird throws back head; place food in bird.
As Germain says, meat-based cat (or dog) food.
Also as Germain says, contact a re-habber ASAP. There's standard procedure for suspected cat puncture wounds to birds, antibiotics being part of that.
Good luck - Dave
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