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Fri Feb 7, 2014, 11:26 AM

 

Our 3 male Sparrows are starting to flutter their wings and prance

around our 1 female Sparrow, she's getting stressed out by all the attention of her suitors.
What to do, what to do?

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Reply Our 3 male Sparrows are starting to flutter their wings and prance (Original post)
sked14 Feb 2014 OP
Curmudgeoness Feb 2014 #1
sked14 Feb 2014 #2
Curmudgeoness Feb 2014 #3
sked14 Feb 2014 #4
Curmudgeoness Feb 2014 #5

Response to sked14 (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2014, 07:55 PM

1. Can I say it?

They really need to be released so that they can be normal birds and breed and raise babies.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 7, 2014, 09:56 PM

2. We've talked about it in the past,

 

but she is so attached to those little brown birds that she can't bring herself to let them go, especially now that she's lost her little Piper.

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Response to sked14 (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 7, 2014, 10:22 PM

3. Think about the sparrows.

It will hurt to release them, but it will be the right thing to do. I know that it will not be easy, but the birds will not be happy. They need their own kind. I am sorry about Piper, but that may be one reason to let them live the life they were born to live. You can see that they are frustrated without a mate, and with too many suitors for the female. And you are not sure that you are giving them everything that they need. No one knows all the requirements that wild birds have. It is for them that you will do it, sacrificing yourself.

Set out a bird feeder, wait to get other sparrows coming. Then you will have a way to take care of them by continuing to feed them, and they will have company.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 7, 2014, 10:27 PM

4. All very good points,

 

but it's up to her to let them go, all I can do is refer her to your post, which makes perfect sense to me, but she's really emotionally attached to her Sparrows as they seem to be to her.

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Response to sked14 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 8, 2014, 03:38 PM

5. I know.

I just had to advocate for the sparrows.

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