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We have three cats. We also have a back yard that is attractive to birds for its flowers, sweet smells and colors. At two different times, our cats caught two hummingbirds. After we rescued the tiny creature from the jaws of our cat, it appeared to be dead, but I noticed that it was moving, shuddering almost imperceptively. I’m not an expert on birds or a veterinarian, so I wasn’t sure how to help. I did the only thing I could think of at the time: I got out my Infratonic machine, laid the bird in a box, put the machine on low, and covered the box with a towel.

I continued to check on the tiny patient but it just lay there. I thought for certain it was dead, but I continued to notice the shuddering of its little tail feathers. So, I didn’t give up hope. After a while, I heard a buzzing sound coming from the box. The little bird was very much alive. With its characteristic buzzing sound it tried its wings, as it balanced on the side of the box for a few minutes. Then it flew off. This happened the same way both times with both birds.

Merrily Davies, Porterville, CA

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