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How to Feed a Baby Bird

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Published on Jul 20, 2010

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Baby birds sometimes fall from their nests, and sometimes are knocked out by storms or other natural causes. If you find a baby bird, here's how to feed it.

Step 1: Place bird in berry container
Place the baby bird in an empty berry container on top of a heating pad to it keep warm.

Tip
Handle the bird only when necessary.

Step 2: Prepare food
Prepare the food by soaking dog kibble in hot sugar water for 1 hour.

Step 3: Add egg and baby cereal
Remove the kibble from the water and mix it with baby cereal and a hardboiled egg. Feed the baby bird with this mixture for the first couple of days.

Step 4: Make a small ball of mixture
Make a pea-size ball with the food mixture and place it in the baby’s mouth using a toothpick.

Tip
Never force food or water into the bird’s mouth.

Step 5: Feed every 15 minutes
Feed the bird every 15 minutes over the first couple of days. When it's stronger, feed it every 30 to 60 minutes.

Step 6: Feed cat or dog food, meat, and fruit
Feed the baby bird room temperature canned dog food, lean raw beef, and fruit after the first couple of days.

Step 7: Wean away food
Wean it away from hand-feeding once it starts moving around.

Did You Know?
In 2007, an ostrich egg set a record for the largest egg from a living bird at 5 pounds 9 ounces.

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