THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Q - Will a bird reject its young if touched by a human?

NO – birds have a poor sense of smell and will not reject a baby based on this. They may reject their young for other reasons though, like there is something genetically wrong with the baby or it is too weak. So on rare occasions, a bird placed back into a nest will be kicked out again. *Note that mammals DO have a good sense of smell and may reject young touched by humans.

 

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