P557 ORACLE 557 Mon12 Oct C4 1740:11   1/10    In Association with PDSA  CARING FOR WILD BIRDS...1 When birds are found either injured or having fallen from their nest, the finders usually feel they would like to help. But people do not alw!x2 know what to do for the best. Here are some guidelines for the care of birds. It must be said, though, that their chance of survival is not very good. more follows > Kids Index ...550 Make-Do ...558 WALT DISNEY'S CALL-IN STORYTIME 192 Make-Do Tea hme Quiz Buzz Fun On 4
P557 ORACLE 557 Mon12 Oct C4 1740:12   9/10    In Association with PDSA  YOUR PET POSERS...2  I have a female hamster called Sheri, who is one to one and a half years old. Shd weighs 6oz. Is she overweight? Can I put her on a diet?  From Julie Portingale of Bristol. Sheri does sound overweight. Make 32qe she really is 6oz — she should be 4\oz at maximum. Any diet should be introduced gradually. Cut out sunflower seeds and titbits, and try to encourage some gentle exercise. more follows > Kids Guide 550 Make-Do 558 Make Do with things at home — 558 Make-Do Tea Time  Buzz Fun On 4
P557 ORACLE 557 Mon12 Oct C4 1741:11   10/10    In Association with PDSA  YOUR PET POSERS ANSWERED Send YOUR pet posers with as many details as po3qhble (name, age, sex of your pet, plus how long you've had him/her, whether you've seen a vet, etc.) to ORACLE Kids Pet Care, Craven House, 25-32 Marshall Street, London W1V 1LL. (Pet Care cannot reply in writing. If a problem is urgent, ALWAYS consult a vet.) more follows > Kids Guide 550 Make-Do 558 Make Do with things at home — 558 Make-Do Tea Time  Buzz Fun On 4
P557 ORACLE 557 Mon12 Oct C4 1740:14   2/10    In Association with PDSA  CARING FOR WILD BIRDS...2 Usually, when young fledglings have fallen from the nest, the parents should be quite close. Parent birdq should be left whenever possible to nurture their own young: so a fledgling should be pic3fd up only if it is in danger. If you should find a fledgling in your garden but you cannot see the nest, place the young bird in a paper carrier bag and hang it securely by ONE handle well above the ground. The parent bird, who is sure to be nearby, will then be able to enter and feed the youngster. more follows > Kids Index ...550 Make-Bo ...558 Make-Do Tea Time  Buzz Fun On 4
P557 ORACLE 557 Mon12 Oct C4 1701:56   3/10    In Association with PDSA  CARING FOR WILD BIRDS...3 Of course, if you can see the nest and if it is within easy reach, the fledgling should be returned to it. If it is impossible to return the bird po its parents, hand-rearing may be attempted. Remember that wild fledglings are extremely delicate, so hand-rearing is not often succesful. Also, the aim in hand-rearing any wild bird MUST be to return it to its natural environment. If there is serious injury either in an adult or young bird, or if you are in doubt, seek veterinary advice as soon as possible. more > Kids Guide 550 Make-Do 558 Make-Do da hme Quhx Buzz Fun On 4
P557 ORACLE 557 Mon12 Oct C4 1700:02   4/10    In Association with PDSA  CARING FOR WILD BIRDS...4 Hand-rearing a fledgling requires a lot of time and patience. The bird must receive constant attention and will require feeding at regular intervals. Older fledglings should be provided with the correct diet so you must know the type of bird you are dealing with. Each species requires the particular food to which its beak formation is best suited. Some live largely on grubs, others on seeds, others on insects, and so on. more > Kids Guide 550 Make-Do 558 Make-Do da $jme  Buzz Fun On 4
P557 ORACLE 557 Mon12 Oct C4 1710:05   5/10    In Association with PDSA  CARING FOR WILD BIRDS...5 Until you can feed the bird on its proper food, try a mixture of hard-boiled egg yolk mixed with a little biscuit or cereal. Give a small amount —very two or three hours. This provides a reasonably natural diet. Fresh water should always be available. Fledglings can be kept warm in a cardboard box until ready to fly. When the bird begins to spread its wings in preparation for the flight, it should be put into a cage with LOW perches. Birds are often injured trxhng to fly though panes of glass — so cover them with net curtains. more > Kids Guide 550 Make-Do 558 Make-Do Tea Time Quiz Buzz Fun On 4
P557 ORACLE 557 Mon12 Oct C4 1710:00   6/10    In Association with PDSA  CARING FOR WILD BIRDS...6 When the bird is trying to fly, you can encourage it by holding it on the flattened palm of the hand above a bed or sofa. Throw it gently upwards for about two feet. Two or three attempts are usually enough. Perching on an outstretched finger is the next step, from where the bird can be released into the —hr a few feet above the ground. It will soon be able to fly across the room and land. When this has been achieved the bird should be released as soon as possible. more follows > Kids Guide 550 Make-Do 558 What are BARNBH'S BUNCH up to? — 551 Make-Do Tea Time Ptiz Buzz Fun On 4
P557 ORACLE 557 Mon12 Oct C4 1751:15   7/10    In Association with PDSA  CARING FOR WILD BIRDS...7 A fine, windless, day should be chosen for the release. The bird should be placed on a strong branch or twig in a hedge, where there are no cats, and left alone in its natural environment. The PDSA has a leaflet called "Caring For Injured And Young Wild Birds". For a FREE copy, send a stamped, addressfd, envelope to: PDSA (26 Dept.), PDSA House, South Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 2LB. more follows > Kids Guide 550 Make-Do 558 Make-Do Tea Time Quiz Buzz Fun On 4
P557 ORACLE 557 Mon12 Oct C4 1713:10   8/10    In Association with PDSA  YOUR PET POSERS...1  I am soon to buy my own kitten. Will it be alright with our six-year-old dog? How many meals a day will it need?  From Alexandra Portman of Leeds. If your dog has a reasonable temperament, then you should introd2ce the kitten gradually and carefully. Allow the two to see each other for short, supervised, periods, and alw!x3 give the dog plenty of attention, and praise when he is gentle. A kitten should have three or four meals a day. (You can write for the PDSA leaflet). more > Kids Guide 550 Make-Do 558 Make-Do $fa hme Quhx Buzz Fun On 4