How to tell if wildlife is truly sick or injured
- The animal is quiet, dull, the eyes may be closed, it may be thin, and it may not try to get away from you.
- The fur may be unkempt and/or there may be obvious wounds.
- Other abnormalities can include breathing problems, discharge from the eyes/nose, diarrhea, and lameness or inability to stand.
- The animal is quiet, dull, the eyes may be closed, and it has fluffed feathers (the bird looks “puffed up”).
- It may have an obvious wound, breathing problems, a drooping wing, or show lameness or an inability to stand.
- It does not fly away when approached.
- The animal is quiet, dull, the eyes may be closed.
- It has an obvious wound to the shell or elsewhere on the body.