35. Passerines: House Finches, Goldfinches, and House Sparrows

  1. Laurie J. Gage DVM1 and
  2. Rebecca S. Duerr DVM2
  1. Rebecca Duerr and
  2. Guthrum Purdin

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470376393.ch35

Hand-Rearing Birds

Hand-Rearing Birds

How to Cite

Gage, L. J. and Duerr, R. S. (2007) Passerines: House Finches, Goldfinches, and House Sparrows, in Hand-Rearing Birds, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470376393.ch35

Author Information

  1. 1

    Served as the Director of Veterinary Services for Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, California

  2. 2

    Received her BS in Marine Biology from San Francisco State University and her DVM from the University of California Davis

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813806662

Online ISBN: 9780470376393



  • passerines;
  • house finches;
  • goldfinches;
  • house sparrows;
  • lacerations


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Natural History

  • Criteria for Intervention

  • Record Keeping and Initial Care and Stabilization

  • Common Medical Problems and Solutions

  • Hand-Feeding Diet

  • Feeding Procedures

  • Expected Weight Gain

  • Housing

  • Weaning

  • Hints for Care in Large Facilities

  • Preparation for Wild Release

  • Release

  • Acknowledgments

  • Sources for Products Mentioned

  • References