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I wonder if I can have some advice regarding a young rook with pins on the feathers found on the ground near us. We attempted to reunite the bird with its parents, which hasn’t been successful. The bird is not eating by itself and still needs to be fed. The animal is otherwise strong and stands tall, although it trips over a lot. He or she has attempted a couple of flights, which always end in a crash landing. Can you please advise what to do next?

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I took care of a hooded crow baby, who was thrown out of the nest. This one looked completely healthy, when I found it, just very malnourished with lots of white feathers and poor plumage. However, one year later the plumage has still not improved. The feathers grow, but break off and bleed very easily, and do not appear strong and healthy. It almost seems like they do not want to grow properly in the skin, so they just loosen and never become long and solid. Do you know what this can come from?

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I found a jackdaw a year ago with a broken leg. There is no rescue service or anything else where I live. I have been careful to not make it trust humans or pets, but he or she is a confident one, so he will walk up to you and run away again. He loves to bite people and my miniature pincher. He has a large cage and some plastic sticks to sit on. He cleans itself and loves baths. He gets sunlight and has shade if he wants. What does he need in his cage? Can I teach him or help him with anything regarding his behaviour as a jackdaw? Any vitamins or minerals? What is the ideal temperature for him? Can he be released? What should his poo look like? Today he brought up food to his mouth from his stomach and swallowed it again! I think he is sneezing more than usual.

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