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Dr L Simmon, Veterinarian
Category: Bird
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Experience:  Veterinarian MVB MRCVS
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My cat attacked a small bird (baby robin or sparrow or

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My cat attacked a small bird (baby robin or sparrow or something) and its constantly got its head upside down and cant fly or stand
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long has the robin been dealing with this?
Customer: 2 days, we were hoping it would get better but no luck so far
JA: What environment do you keep the robin in? Are there other pets or animals around?
Customer: We keep it in the living room, closed away from our cats
JA: What's the robin's name?
Customer: excuse me? Its a random robin our cats attacked
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: No just help please
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 19 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience.I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate your concern for this bird.Most vets will treat wildlife free if charge.You need to call a local clinic who should be able to treat the robin if they have space.Hopefully they will improve with treatment and the vet would either release them (if safe) or send them along to a sanctuary or wild life centre.At home, offer the bird water and seed or cat food. Ensure it has various sized branches to perch on.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 19 days ago.
Hi there, could you see my reply above?
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 19 days ago.

I do hope that this has been helpful and please let me know if there is anything else.

Fingers crossed this little bird has not been seen to but if you've had any issues, just let me know.

Take care,