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Old June 1st, 2009, 11:05 AM
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HELP! Baby Robbins..what to do???!

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There's a robbins nest on our neighbour's window ledge (side of the house) that weve been observing for a few weeks. Mama always sits on her nest and dad is often seen getting worms in our backyard.

Just now my mom called me in from gardening to show me somehting. Bunduk and Onnie glued to back door, there is a baby robbin on our deck. Dad was on railing with worm in beak..i put the cats in the basement and shut all the blinds. Dad is gone now though and baby still there

I went back to gardening, told my mom dont worry he'll come back for it if we keep quiet. My mom came to ask me something at the front door and then she yells theres another one!!! This one is on our front steps!! In our flower pot.

What to do?? mom wanted me to put them in a box together. Its raining now. I wasnt sure about that. She said at least put the two togehter..again not sure about that. I will post pictures in a minute. The one on front step didnt move even tho i was less than metre away. maybe by pics someone can tell how old they are and what can I do?
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Old June 1st, 2009, 11:08 AM
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Do they have feathers and are hopping around? Cause if so, it's best just to leave them. The parents are probably nearby and are feeding them. That's often the way it is with robin families, the babies leave the nest pretty early and the parents just feed them wherever they go.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 11:12 AM
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The parents will come back for them when it is quiet. These babies have just left the nest and momma will be teaching them how to "hunt" for their food, but for the first bit, momma will "hunt" and feed the babies.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 11:14 AM
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Ok, thanks guys.

Sugarcatmom, no they werent hopping around (pefectly still), but have feathers.

They are on opposite sides of the house..is that ok though?

Im worried because we have a neighborhood black kittie that likes to visit Onnie and Bundk through the windows
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Old June 1st, 2009, 11:17 AM
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Keep an eye out for the kitties, this is a very dangerous time for baby robins. Momma and daddy are not too far and will scream up a storm if a cat goes near their babies and try to distract the cat away.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 11:18 AM
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Ok L4h, thanks for the info. I will try to keep my ears open. Will also not allow Onnie out with me this week.

Resizing pics now.
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