1. Keep the animal in a secure, dark container.
2. Keep the container in a warm (80 – 90 degrees) and draft-free place. If the animal is very young (i.e. is incompletely feathered or hairless, or has its eyes still closed), place a heating pad set to low underneath the container. If the animal is older, place only half of the container on the heating pad – this will allow the animal to chose its ideal temperature.
3. Stay calm and quiet around the animal, and don’t disturb it. A quiet, non-invasive environment will reduce the stress on the animal and give it a better chance to survive. Avoid peeking in on it repeatedly.
4. DO NOT feed the animal or give it fluids.
5. Take the animal to a qualified rehabilitator as quickly as possible. Rehabilitators are specially trained to care for sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife, and the animal’s best chance of success is with a rehabilitator. Never keep the animal or try to treat it yourself – wild animals should never be kept as pets