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I Found A Blind Baby Sparrow Below My Balcony After A Storm
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I Found A Blind Baby Sparrow Below My Balcony After A Storm

We usually write about other people, but today I want to share my own story. It all began after one stormy night, when my girlfriend saw what we thought was a dead sparrow below our balcony. He was barely breathing, covered in ants and completely blind.

We brought him home and put him in a box. After spending a night in our bedroom, he woke us up with high-pitched tweeting. We tried feeding him, but without any luck, so we placed him in our balcony. He continued tweeting non-stop for 3 hours. Finally, his father found him and started feeding him. He brought his chick huge bugs and bread every 10-15 minutes all day long for two weeks straight.

He was getting bigger every day, but he was still blind. I called a vet, and he told me to try simple eye drops. It worked like a charm! He even started hiding from us behind our flowers. Soon, his father started showing him how to fly trough the window. One day he just left – we knew this day would come eventually. We became really worried because that same night, and for the next few days, there was really stormy weather.

However, 3 days later, he came back and fell asleep in one of our pots. We were so happy for him! Now our balcony gets visited by lots of sparrows and we can’t even tell which one is ours.

He was barely breathing, and was completely blind

The next day, I placed him in our balcony where he started tweeting non-stop for 3 hours

Finally his father found him and started feeding him

He brought him huge bugs and bread every 10-15 minutes all day long

He was getting bigger each day, but he was still blind

I called a vet, and he told me to try simple eye drops

It worked like a charm! He even started hiding from us behind the flowers

He stayed in my balcony for about two weeks and his father never stopped feeding him

We knew one day he would leave us. I think this is one of the last shots before he flew away

We were really worried as it soon started raining, and there was lightning and thunder all night

However, 3 days later, he came back and fell asleep in a flower pot!

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Nicole Trembath
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I found a blind baby sparrow today... its parents are still feeding it in our yard. Its eyes are cloudy and opaque...you can't even see the iris or pupil. Is this the same as what your birds had? It's just all the same greyish white colour. Did you just use saline for the eyedrops? I tried today but it wouldn't open its eyes. They stay mostly closed, I suppose because there is no reason to open them. How did you give them and how many times/ for how long? Thanks!

Nakul Mohan
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you so much for the post. I encountered a similar situation. The sparrow was adult and had gone blind. I used the eye drops after reading your post and it worked like a charm.

Nicole Trembath
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I found a blind baby sparrow today... its parents are still feeding it in our yard. Its eyes are cloudy and opaque...you can't even see the iris or pupil. Is this the same as what your birds had? It's just all the same greyish white colour. Did you just use saline for the eyedrops? I tried today but it wouldn't open its eyes. They stay mostly closed, I suppose because there is no reason to open them. How did you give them and how many times/ for how long? Thanks!

Nakul Mohan
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you so much for the post. I encountered a similar situation. The sparrow was adult and had gone blind. I used the eye drops after reading your post and it worked like a charm.

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