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The Johannesburg Wildlife Vet wants you to put away your Pronutro and follow these steps when it comes to rescuing birds and bats.


Johannesburg, South Africa – With the weather being less than desirable at the moment, some baby birds have been left a little vulnerable. While the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital didn’t post these tips due to the weather, they are just as helpful.

The wildlife vet stated that most people would immediately attempt to feed the baby birds with pronutro and to keep them warm. However, this is incorrect, and the vet wants everyone to forget that Pronutro was ever an option. Stating that wild birds never eat cereal, so it isn’t a suitable option.

“When it comes to finding potentially orphaned or injured wildlife, it has almost become a tradition, regardless of the species of animal or its age, to immediately offer Pronutro! While this product may be a great breakfast cereal option for our kids, it has never been a suitable diet for any animal.

While sometimes trying to do our best to assist potentially orphaned or compromised wildlife, sometimes we do more harm than good. We urge members of the public to not feed any urban wildlife critter that they have found, and to rather give us a call in order to advise further.”

Instead, they encourage people who have found injured wildlife, to either follow the detailed guides below or to call the wildlife vet for advice.

“We treat indigenous animals free of charge, relying solely on the donations and support of our community.”

Johannesburg Wildlife NPC
FNB Cheque account
Account nr: 62658400264
Branch code: 255355
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ


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