What shall I do if a bird has been injured by a cat?
Please contact an experienced bird rescue or rehabber immediately, even if the bird seems to be healthy and uninjured. Due to bacteria within a cat’s claws and mouth, it is essential that this bird is seen and treated straight away. If the bird is left for too long, there is a risk of a fatal infection. A bird usually has a maximum of 48 hours to receive treatment to have a good chance of survival.