Two Black-Legged Kittiwake Birds Suffering Trauma And Emaciation Get Nutrition Boost

black-legged kittwake sitting in cageblakc-legged kittiwake standing on clothThe following story was shared with us by the Progressive Animal Welfare Society in Washington State.

On January 12 and 13, the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) received two black-legged kittiwakes. These birds are a first for PAWS and are usually not found inland. They both came from the same general area in Puyallup, Washington.

Both birds were very thin or emaciated with signs of trauma. PAWS used a mixture of EmerAid Intensive Care Piscivore and EmerAid Intensive Care Carnivore for their initial feedings in hopes to get them stabilized.

When dealing with a species you have never received, it is essential that you are able to provide an adequate diet right away. This can be a big challenge, but having the tools of EmerAid diets at the ready was a big help in being able to stabilize these birds on intake.