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How To Make Home-Made Baby Bird Food

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Published on May 14, 2008

Here is just a quick video on a simple way to make Homemade Baby Bird food, preferably for wild baby birds such as Sparrows, Starlings, Robins, etc. This recipe works great for birds that need higher protein, such as birds that eat bugs. If you have a bird that is more of a seed-eater (like a pet-store bird), then I would recommend buying the bird formula made for seed-eaters at your local pet store.

Lots of people have also asked many questions when it comes to making birds food and caring for baby birds, and I don't always have the chance to respond to each individual comment, so I will add some general questions/answers below that I hope some will find useful:

Q: Do I have to use the bird vitamins?
A: In my personal opinion, it is best. I understand if you don't have any on hand or can't get the vitamins for a few days, but do your best to introduce them as soon as possible. Continue using the liquid vitamins until the birds are able to eat independently.

Q: Will this work for another type of bird?
A: This works best for most wild birds, such as sparrows, grackles, robins, bluebirds, doves, wrens, blackbirds, and cowbirds. For pet-store birds, I suggest buying the actual pet-store baby bird formula.

Q: Does the food have to be hot, or cold, or warm?
A: Neither hot nor cold, but preferably room temperature or slightly warmer. You don't want to burn the baby's mouth, and you also don't want to fee cold food.

Q: Whats the best way to keep the baby bird warm?
A: A find a heating pad works great. A heating light can sometimes work, but you have to be careful as they can sometimes dry out the skin on a featherless baby bird.

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