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A few hours ago, a baby bird was blown out of its nest in my front yard. It has feathers and everything but can't really walk or move around (one of its wings may be damaged, I'm not sure though).
Anyway, I left it out there because it seemed to be moving around relatively well... I check a few hours later and it was laying on its side in the middle of the walkway. It couldn't get back up again.
So I take it (with gloves and everything) and build it a little temporary home in a shoe box with grass and what have you. I did a bunch of research on how to feed them and ultimately got some wet dog food and tried to feed it (it's obviously very hungry). The first piece was actually too large (stupid mistake on my part) and I had to fish it out with some tweezers because it started choking on it. Anyway, I managed to get some broth down its throat but it still doesn't seem satisfied. And after doing some more research online, apparently they must be fed every twenty minutes? I can't do that.
I took it back outside, turned the box sideways so it would have shelter, and left it there. I was stupid and I named it Charlie so I feel extra sad, but I tried to make it as comfortable as I could because I figured it was going to die tonight.
Anyway, that was a few hours ago. I just went outside to check on it and it's doing this weird seizing and shaking thing and it just seems like it is in a bunch of pain. And now I feel especially guilty, because what if the internet was wrong and the wet food I gave it is poisoning it or something? I don't know. I want to put it out of its misery but I don't know how to do it in a way that isn't excessively brutal (dropping a brick or something). Any advice?
P.S. Yes I know I'm being stupid and it's just a bird. I know millions die every year like this. But I'm retarded when it comes to animals.
I hate you and you hate me.