I saved a hummingbird yesterday....
Girl at work saw it on the floor in a corner and asked me to see if it was ok. She also said "And dont kill it!" as if im...just that type of guy. I was almost offended she felt the need to ask me not to kill a hummingbird.
Anyway...I thought it was dead but it wasnt. It was barely moving. I assumed it must have gotten stuck inside and its super fast metabolism must have it starving to death.
So I poked a bunch of holes in a cardboard box and got a coffee cup and painted a red mark on it with a marker(they are attracted to red...which is why thats the color of hummingbird feeders). I put him(I decided its a male...males are the colorful ones) in the box and mixed some sugar from by the coffee in with some bottled water. Poked a tiny ass hole in the cup with a paper clip so the sugar water just barely dripped out. I intended to see if it would eat the sugar water out of the hole through the cup but it was too weak to get up. So instead I took a plastic stirrer and got some of the "nectar" in it and dripped it onto the end of its beak. It just lay there looking dead.
Seemed kinda hopeless:
So I kinda leaned its mouth into the water....
After a while it started drinking it
Slowly. but it was clearly sucking it up.
And after a while it just stood up. It didnt try to fly. Just stood up. So I put it on the cup with the sugarwater/hole/red dot and it was trying to kinda get at the drops. Then I decided...**** it. Im invested now. And I went and copped it a feeder.
By the end of the day he was actually kinda strong. Not flying but...up and about.
I gave him to the ho who was so concerned I might kill him. She said she would take care of it. Shes an animal ass ho.
I named him Reggie. As in Reggie Theus. But I didnt tell her the Theus part. That ho doesnt know Reggie Theus...