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Doves are horrible nest builders. They use a few small twigs on a ledge of any kind, and the nests commonly get blown over. Rehab centers can get inundated with doves, but many of them don't need to go to a rehab. They just need a bit of help.
Nestlings are unfeathered, helpless bobble heads that can't fend for themselves in any manner.They need constant care from their parents for food, warmth, and sun protection. They cannot walk yet, and they cannot eat or drink on their own. There are usually two babies per nest. If babies get blown out of the nest, they can be re-nested.
Fledglings are small, fully feathered birds that have recently left the nest but do not know how to fly yet. If it is their first day out, they can be easily picked up because they do not have any fear of humans yet. Many fledgling are brought to rehabs from caring individuals thinking that they are injured or abandoned or because they are afraid cats and dogs will kill them. However, it is important for fledglings to stay with their parents. Fledglings should be left alone. Domestic pets should be removed from the area for a few days to help the birds and the rehabs.
All cat-caught animals need medical attention. Cats carry a nasty bacteria in their mouths called pasturella. Cats' teeth also puncture, leaving small wounds that close over quickly and abscess days later from bacteria trapped under the skin.