Every spring a pair of sparrows build their nest above our patio and almost every year they push out at least one baby. Last year they pushed 2 of their babies out the same day. My wife decided to see if we could nurse them back to health. We knew if we did nothing they would die so anything we did couldn't do worse. I say we but my wife did most of the work she just told me what to build or make. We keep them in a plastic container inside a cardboard box with shredded news paper as a base and a under tank (leopard gecko extra) to keep it all warm. My wife made food from eggs, cat food and other stuff I can't recall and feed them every 3 hours. After a few days they opened their eyes and started to make a lot of noise. Judging by the colors and markings we had a male and female. The male looked to have "Rye neck" that is basically a lack vitamin D so we gave him some extra vitamin D and he did great for about 3 months then had a seizure and passed away. Which was a symptom of rye neck. The female has done great never had any noticeable issues and after a year is doing well. We keep her in a large cage at night but every day we let her out to fly around the living room for 4-5 hours. We talked about letting her go but we don't think she would adjust to the outside, when we are eating she has to have a bit so lands on out shoulder and if we don't share will land on the food and take her own. She doesn't have the fear of humans or animals she would need to last out side. The whole family really likes the bird and I think my wife loves her more then any of the other pets. I asked her if the sparrows push any more out if she would do it again and with out hesitation said yes and she kinda hopes they do. From what we have learned almost all the wild birds will die and won't make it so not sure if my wife has the special touch, we got super lucky or what we read was wrong but it has been a year so guessing she is here to stay. It is pretty cool to go to a store and be looking at bird stuff and they ask what type of bird we have. Here are two pics of her a month or so ago.