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What Do Baby Birds Eat?

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The first step when finding a baby bird is to make sure that it has actually been abandoned. More often than not, it is simply a case of the chick tumbling out of the nest and being unable to get back in.

Finding the nest in a nearby bush or tree and lending a helping hand by placing it back into the nest is frequently all that is required.

If it becomes obvious that the chick has indeed been abandoned, the difficult task of feeding it may be taken on.

Particularly weak babies need to be fed every 15 minutes, increasing the time between feeds slowly to half an hour, then an hour, as the chick grows stronger.

Due to the frequency of feeds, it is advisable to prepare a day's worth of food at the outset.

For the first couple of days, sugared water mixed with the yolk of a hard-boiled egg and small amounts of baby cereals, if available, should be fed.

After this, canned dog food, raw kidney or liver cut into pieces small enough for the chick to cope with are a good source of protein.

Dried dog or cat food soaked well in hot water may also be offered. Any food to be used within a short time should be kept at room temperature.

Letting the bird know that feeding time is imminent can be done by gently placing a hand over its back and wings, and carefully lifting the neck up slightly.

Another method is to gently tap the base of the beak. If all else fails, it may be necessary to carefully open the beak for the bird.

Using tweezers, small amounts of food should then be dropped into the chick's mouth, aiming for the throat, until the bird stops asking for more.
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I have a baby sparrow right now and found a recipe for bird formula. Hard boil an egg &   use   the yolk only and mash it very, very well.   Then add some milk to make it creamy.   Also soak dog or cat food and mash that very well too. Diagonally cut the end off a drinking straw to make a kind of scoop.   It actually looks like a beak. Combine the 2 mixtures and feed at least every hour or sooner if you can.   Just scoop up small amouts of the mixture and make sure it gets down the bird's throat but not too deep.   My bird got so strong in one day it actually hopped out of the shoe box I had fashioned a nest in.   Just keep in mind this formula is good for sparrows and starlings.   I don't know about other types of birds.   I hope this helps some of you.   The site wher I got this recipe from said worms cause sparrows & starlings to get parasites and stressed that bread can kill a baby bird.   I hope this helps some of you.   By the way the person who said he or she had no dog or cat food could probably ask a neighbor for a small amount of food.   The bird eats often but very little at a time.
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I'm caring for a baby bird no more than a week old. I've had it for 5 days and its doing very well. I'd recommend shoe box with a towel for lining ( for comfort) and on top of that several layers paper towels (if you don't have pre-cut paper towels cut them in half ) Reason: Baby bird poops a lot- every time it feeds. So for convenience for you, when it poops you can skut it over to the other side and slide out the paper towel. Try and not to handle as much as possible. On the outside UNDERNEATH the shoe box put a heating pad ON LOW (all the time) Then cover the HALF of  box with a towel, it will most likely snuggle to the corner of the box with the towel. FEED it the yoke from a HARD boiled egg and WET DOG FOOD with a Little MILK or WATER mush it to a thin paste liquid at feed it using a dropper. It feeds from about 7am to 9-10 at night. Every half hour to hour it'll chirp to let you know its time. With a little patience and lots of attention you might save a little soul. Good Luck.
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Never feed worms/insects as they can kill the babies. When the mother feeds the baby, she swallows the worm and the acid in her stomach kills anything that would harm the baby swallow. If mom doesn't do this, the worm could be toxic to the young.

The best thing to feed a baby bird is wet dog food or cat food.
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DO NOT give your baby bird bread it will kill it. Trust me, I know. Smashed dog food is best.
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Leaving it alone or taking it to an experienced person is the best thing, a vet could probably help too, always take it to a vet if its hurt or shivering. If you can't find the nest and the bird is younger than a fledgling put it in a box with some towels or a basket and get it as close to the nest as possible, or in a bush or shrubbery close to where you found it. If the parents don't visit the baby in 2 and a half hours get a shoe box or something and put a heating pad on low or a glove filled with warm water or a ziploc bag with warm water or a 40 watt light bulb hanging above the box(whew) and then line the box with paper towels(easiest to change) or some soft cloths. Then cover the box with a towel and leave a space for ventilation. I've heard that dog food in a can will work with the baby, or baby bird formula is what I'm using for the baby gray catbird that fell out of it's nest today(its parents built the nest in the chimney)(sooo annoying but cool) don't force feed it, wait until it opens its mouth(gaping) and is begging. When its begging its head will be closer to you, if its feet are your scaring it. Don't feed baby birds birdseed, they cannot digest it, water and milk are bad too(all birds are lactose intolerant) I'm feeding mine with an eye dropper, I tried using dull tweezers with the dog food but no luck. The baby bird formula will be good for any bird, but if you know what kind of bird it is you can feed it chopped up whatever
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I just found a 'lil sparrow outside so I just mashed up some berries, meal worms and seeds and he loved it.
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I need u to email me at [email protected] global.net and help me plz i have 3 baby sparows i think.and i found them up in my atic thare mom was bone and two of the brother-sis ters are dead so im left with 3 i need to know how miuch to feed them what to feed them and when they will get old enof to find food them selves sp plz help me?
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Baby birds will eat seeds and worms. DO NOT GIVE YOUR BABY BIRDS BREAD! Bread will kill your baby bird. Give them wet or smashed dog food.
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So will seeds and worms, you take 1 cup of a dog food that has protien (meat) as it's first ingredient, enough hot water to soften dry food to a oatmeal like paste to that add 1/4 cup applesauce, about 8 drops of bird vitamins, and a ground up tums with extra calcium, mix and warm to the touch but make sure its not too hot. Use the end of a spoon, I use a plastic spoon handle, carefully offer it to baby, after a few feedings the baby will accept it happily. This grows them fast and strong
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It depends on so many things (is it a seed eater or an insect eater?)... And it's chances of survival are really slim if you haven't had experience with this before.  If it has feathers instead of fluffy down... Then it doesn't need you, it's parents are taking care of it even though it's out of the nest and you don't see them... If they're in their nest, chances are she's taking care of them, she's just not letting you see her come and go.. If their bald or fluffy and out of the nest.. See if you can find the nest and get them back in... If neither of those is possible, my suggestion is that you find a wildlife rehabilitator in your area or contact you local SPCA. 
If you can't do that right away.. You can keep them hydrated by putting drops of gatorade on their closed beaks... DO NOT put liquids directly into a baby birds mouth.. It will get in it's lungs and kill them... And if you need to, you can feed hard boiled egg yolk (just the yellow) until you can get help.
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Yes birds sleep at night. Keep it dry and safe. Put it back in the nest if you can. If you need to feed it, feed it Baby food,
I am serious! Buy them some baby food beef.
You will have to feed them with a syringe,or eye dropper, you may need to add a little water so it isn't to thick. I guess its the consistency of a pudding. I've mixed peanutt butter in with the beef to. Baby birds need a lot of attention and probably need to be feed about every hour or two during the daylight hours.  If the baby birds fell out of a nest, put them back. The mother will come and feed them. That story about the mother not feeding them if a human touches them just isn't true.  Let the momma do the work. Good luck. Nanna
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Chicken baby food and fruit baby food any kind and put it together. They need fruit and proteins
and that supplies both and is easy to eat, and water.
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Ok this what you do, take the bird CAREFULLY!!!!!! Into your house...then if you have a shoe box put the bird in it with some heated cloths or soft tissues. Then feed it mushed up Berry's or the brand baby bird food '' exact'' but feed it every 30 minuets or hour to keep it living. But check for injuries! Ok bye, bird lover
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The Mother bird WILL NOT smell your sent. They have a bad sense of smell. They have a powder at your local pet store it is called EXACT it has all the nutrients and vitimines your baby bird needs. You just mix the powder with water like apple sauce and feed it to your new baby. Be sure to feed it as often as it wants it. They eat quite often. Have funn. :D
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Well many baby birds like worms but not whole worms they are chewed up by the mother and the birds eat out of her mouth so why don't you cut them up REALLY small and feed it to them
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DO NOT FEED THEM BREAD!feed them insects and worms, but make sure they are in tiny pieces.give them water with an eyedropper.keep them warm and don't mess with them too much.
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You can give them *MASHED* up Chicken and a drop of jarred fruit baby food out of a medicine dropper or a old eye dropper and a drop of water and some watered down baby Tylenol only a drop :) Make sure you mash it all up

From: Apryl Burgess
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I have just found a baby bird on my porch it doesnt even have feathers yet, what should I feed it, I am scared that it might not make it. I love animals they are my life, I would hate to see it pass on. I can't put it in the nest because it is to high up and in the roof.should I bring it inside keep it warm and feed it milk and baby food. Help me the birds time is running short!
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Birds feed their young a variety of foods in a variety of ways. It depends on the type of bird and the foods that are available. You wouldn't expect a penguin to feed it's babies worms. There aren't any around the frozen south pole. But hey, there's plenty of little fishes around that baby penguins just love.

Some parent birds eat the food first. Why? Well, there are a number of reasons. First,it's a good way to make foods that are too large or too hard for baby birds to eat all soft and mushy. It's also an economical and practical way to carry large quantities of food like fish, seeds or bugs from one place to another. They don't have arms you know? Then when they get to the nest they regurgitate or throw up (yuk) the food for the babies.

A robin might feed its babies whole insects or worms that it finds fairly close to its nest. But if it has four or five babies that's a lot of trips back and forth to keep the babies full. Good thing her food supply is close.
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My mum found a bird on the lawn with my cats about 2 eat it so mum went and put it in my bedroom. At night when i went 2 bed i heard it and i told mum about it
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I found a baby blue bird on my driveway this evening. I have feed him dog food, and put him in a basket back out side. I haven't seen the mother, but it is midnight. It is cold outside and raining. Should I keep the bird inside tonight and try and put him back outside tomorrow?
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No....bread! Use a good quality cat food soaked until mush and the drop towards the back of the throat. If you look carefully a lot of baby birds have a marking of some sort near the back of their throat. Aim for that.
A seed eating bird should start getting some ground seeds as it ages added...making them coarse.
Birds do not smell. They taste.
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This works for most kinds of birds but you might want to find out what kind it is before you do this but this will probably work just soak ordinary cat food in water for 1-2 days or until its soaked all the way through and make sure its really juicy otherwise it will get stuck in there throat and use a eyedropper or a straw would work until you get a eyedropper
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I found a baby thrush in my garden its mum left it and I have a big german sheperd that killed a baby thrush last year I put it in a garden box and feed it some strawberry like it says in a book I read and have left it what else can I feed it?
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Get gloves pick it up, and give it hard dog food, but give him or her (Wet) hard dog food.
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Well if you put dog food in a glass with warm water and let it sit and feed the bird with that sometimes that works...?hope this helps
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I recently found tow birds whose nest was destroyed by squirrels and the mother was driven off by the squirrels and so I found out one food they really like is wet egg bagel they love it then I use a dropper to give them water they will freak out if yo carry them so bring them in your house carefully sit them in the sunlight through a window with a towel over them to make them feel secure
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Special powdered food you can get and mix with water at the pet supply store.  They do not eat much and have a hard time swallowing, so be very careful!!
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You should find some worms and cut them into little piceses and give it to the baby bird.
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It is advisable not to feed a baby bird that has fallen from a nest. The reason why it is advisable not to feed a baby bird that has fallen from a nest is that a baby bird needs to be fed at a duration of every fifteen to twenty minutes between sunrise and sunset.

For example, if the period of time between the time the sun rises in the morning and the time the sun sets in the evening is about twelve hours long, it means the baby bird has to be fed about 48 times during the course of this period of time.

Assuming that the period of time between the time the sun rises in the morning and the time the sun sets in the evening is about twelve hours long, it must be noted that no person can devote enough time to feed the baby bird about 48 times during the course of this period of time.
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You should definitely contact a vet or wildlife specialist first before trying to raise it on your own. If not, you should feed it a special baby bird food that is sold at most pet shops. It consists of crushed biscuits, breadcrumbs and lots of nutritional requirements a baby bird would need. This baby bird food is dry when bought, but just at boiling water too it, mix and wait until it cools to room temperature. Use a plastic, blunt tipped syringe. [the ones without the metal point] and squirt into it's mouth. Most bird mothers would regurgitate their food for the young baby's which is similar to this process. Don't force the food into its mouth if its not willing to eat or else it could choke. Be careful with baby birds...they are extremely fragile and can die of coldness so always keep it warm. I have raised many baby birds before that have survived using this procedure. If you are not sure about it, like I said before, contact a wildlife specialist or vet for more help
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They eat worms their mom makes it
so they can eat the food but if you see a baby bird don't touch it unless you know for sure the mom is NOT cominG back because if you touch it and the mom is coming back it will smell your sent
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We actually also have baby birds in our frond yard--robins. The best bet is to just leave them alone. However, watch for the mother to come back, she might just be looking for food for her babies. If you have never seen her, EVER, then you should probably take them in and feed them mashed-up worms. They wont be able to digest, let alone swallow whole worms. Hope this helps:)
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Well the babys are probably adults now but if you take them inside and put them in a bird cage and feed them worms and insects depending on the type of birds and then try to keep very little contact if the baby birds are crying then you should pick them up in a soft blanket and hold them till they calm down when they get old enough start to take them outside and let them feel the grass when there older you can try to teach them how to fly but make sure you will be able to have a soft landing point or be able to catch them trust me it works I've taken care of baby birds three times and now every year the same birds come by I hope you baby birds turn out alright!
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Depending on the bird... If they are insect eaters you can buy an insect paste from a pet store.  Follow the directions on the pack then use a syringe, it's very easy. When you think it is ready for whole worms you must cut the heads off the worms (gross I know)  the baby bird doesn't know how to kill the worm yet.  You can also feed them mince meat.
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Baby food,
I am serious! Buy them some baby food beef.

You will have to feed them with a syringe,or eye dropper, you may need to add a little water so it isn't to thick. I guess its the consistency of a pudding. I've mixed peanut butter in with the beef to. Baby birds need a lot of attention and probably need to be feed about every hour or two during the daylight hours. If the baby birds fell out of a nest, put them back. The mother will come and feed them. That story about the mother not feeding them if a human touches them just isn't true. Let the momma do the work. Good luck. Nanna
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Well you should feed it every 1-3 hrs. Like worms, insects, and water
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Baby birds eat every 20 min from sun up to sun down , and you all must bury alot of baby birds as no one got the food right
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You are being the best mom you can to this bird. I hope that you succeed in keeping it alive. It does need to go to the vet in case of injuries. Best of luck with this little one.
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Bread dipped in egg yolk. But, you have to put it down its throat...make sure its on the feeding side. I did this with a sparrow. After she gets all her feathers change to meal worms
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I just found a egg today and I'm waiting for it to hatch. Whilst its a baby it cannot chew properly. Dig up some worms at least 3 long or 5 short and mash them up and put them in a bowl. I'm 11
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We found a baby blue jay today it hopes and has some feather but no tail feathers should I fee it or just put it up somewhere high to keep stray cats from getting it?
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If the baby bird needs food you have to feed it baby bird formula from any pet store. They need to be fed every 2 hours around the clock for 3 weeks.
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I just found two baby birds and I fed them bird seed worms and put some of my guinea pigs hay for their nest I found them when I went on a walk with my mom they are mocking birds I think
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OOPS! It will need your help to get back into the nest. Don't worry about touching it.That story about the mother not feeding them if a human touches them just isn't true.  Good luck. Nanna
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I just found four baby birds at the MRT I do not know whether it will survive but I will do whatever it takes me to help me
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5/28/09 My two dogs (labs) were sniffing at something in my yard today -- I checked to see what it was, and it was a baby bird (with feathers) that had fallen out of a pine tree. I couldn't see a nest above it, so I put a puppy gate around the bird and left it in the lawn for a few hours thinking the mother might still feed it. Two hours later, it had gotten out of the gate and my dog was sniffing it again... So now it is living in my kitchen. Since we just had a litter of puppies 8 weeks ago, I softened some puppy food in warm water and the bird seems to like it. It eats and almost immediately poops. The falls asleep. I would like to find out how old he bird is and wonder if I want to babysit it for that long... Or let nature take its course. I'm proud that my two dogs (British labs) were gentle with it and mostly curious, not vicious!
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First find a warm place to keep the baby bird but not hot. And keep handling to a minimum. Second try holding the back of the birds wings down (but not too hard) and hold the beak to wear its pointing in an slanted upward position. Tap the beak gently to indicate that its feeding time. If it doesn't open its mouth, try opening your mouth and make chirping noises to make it more comfortable. It might seem weird but it works.Try finding worms at your local store or maybe feeding it crushed grasshoppers. When feeding the bird worms make sure they are cut into very small pieces.  Feed it until its full or no longer gapes.  DO NOT FEED baby birds water or any type of liquids especially milk! Birds are lactose. Because it will get in their lungs and suffer a painful death! And I'm pretty sure your NOT allowed to take care of a wild bird unless licensed to do so by the state and federal government. Try contacting a professional wildlife rehabilitation center. Or go to this link;
www.tc.umn.edu
Check your local yellow pages, or ask a veterinarian, animal shelter, or wildlife officer, to see if they may know of a center near you.
DO NOT RAISE BABY BIRDS ON YOUR OWN - Baby birds are very difficult to hand-raise.
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Well I found a bird on my porch, my cat caught it and I'm sure that the mom wont take it back.. It looks like it just hatched, and its got no feathers (probably cause my cat tore them off) and it can't walk or see or anything.. I put it in a tree to see if the mom would come back, and after the whole day it was still there... I'm worried it might die if I don't feed it... What do I feed it?
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It is a nestling and will be unable to do practically anything. Did you see the mom come by? If so take a little container and put some grass in it- like a nest. Put the baby bird in it and then leave it there. The mom might come back and take care of it there. If not, you will have to take care of it. This is an awesome website I found- ( i have a fledgling of my own, and i can't put it outside because of the hawk that keeps circiling around.) http://www.csub.edu/FACT/baby_bird_care.htm#JAY
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As above, we don't know what type of bird it is.
 
I have fed small birds baby porridge. Some pet stores also have vitamin supplements you can add to it's diet.
Don't force feed it though.
What you basically should rather do is  take the bird to a vet/rehab centre/ expert / phone them for advice and guidance.
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Well this happened to me you should wear gloves and this is disgusting but if it poops check the color. The bird we found ate berries. Then we put it in the tree and held a blanket under it so it wouldn't fall, then its mother came and raised it. Hope this helps!
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On May 11th - I notice a robin nest outside my windowsill. It had three eggs. I check later that afternoon and notice another egg was in the nest. On May 12th - I saw that she had another egg in the nest. A total of five eggs. On May 21st - my daughter called me at work and told me that one of the eggs was missing. She had peak out and discover that one of the eggs was missing. Please tell me what happen. Did the robin move the egg after discovering that something could be wrong? Do you think that a blue jay attack the nest?
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We found 3 baby birds laying at the bottom of the tree we put them back in the nest with out touching them but the next morning we found 2 of them back on the ground so the mother must have rejected them again not because of the scent because that is not true anyway 1 was dead and 1 was barley alive and very weak we put it in a cardboard box with no lid and underneath it is a towel in the shape of a nest then we covered it up with a towel but not its head we Fed it 2 very small bits of worms and a couple of drops of water we do this every so often it seems 2 be getting stronger knock on wood! Are we doing this right and what can we do to help it PLEASE HELP!
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My brother and my neighbors found a baby bird out side. We put it in my shed until my cat came in and it stopped raining cause my parents don't want the bird inside. We called animal centers in our state and we got the answering machine. I have been feeding it mashed up crackers with water to make it soupy. I just tried mashed strawberries and it seams fine. It has some feathers and I DID leave it alone for a while in case of its mom coming back. Right now while it is down pouring it is in my grill drawer so it is closer to the house. Be very careful when you feed the bird and DO NOT shove the syringe or straw down its throat!
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I just found a baby nestling (its a sparrow) on the grass below a birds nest on our roof. I couldn't put it back as was afraid I would knock the whole nest down, and couldn't leave it as there are lots of cats in the area, so have wedged a garden flower tray between the drain pipe (just below the nest) and put the nestling in there on some leaves and grass. Will it survive here if the mother feeds it?
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I found a baby bird or a robin I think and it was a rainy and windy day the wind was blowing crazy so I took the baby with me and it couldnt fly I tried to teach him/her how to fly but he couldnt so we left him on the ground and he was just standing nd then a cat came by and try to get it so I just took him wit me and fed him water milk and bread but I don't kno what is good for him I don't have dog or cat food so yeah
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You either forget about them or take care of them. I do have to tell you I am taking care of 1 baby bird and it is a hugh responsibility. They eat once an hour and goes back to sleep. I actually mushed up sunflower seeds and took the end off a q tip and feeding him water thru a food color bottle well rinsed. Good Luck! ( you can call local vet thats what my sister done to get her advice. Tonight will be my first night not sure how that will go. Just like having a new born baby.
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My sister found a baby bird last night my cat had broke its wing and it seemed to be half dead but now it has open eyes its trying to chirp and wants to be fed but this baby looks REALLY REALLY young I don't know if it can live without its mother?HELP?
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Well me and my friend found a baby bird on the ground under the nest and it's mom bird was sitting in the next just looking at it. So me and Kayla cut up some worms and fed it to it. But then it stoped eating after 2 bites so we tried cheerios mashed with water. He still didn't eat anything else so we left him in the garage with a nice warm light and we will be back later. So you could possibly do that. ! :)
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You should wait to see if the mother is out there looking for it's young, and if you aren't seeing a mother looking, then I would take them to animal control, or to an aviarist, that's someone who takes care of birds. If you can't find one in the phone book, then call a vet to see if they can help you out. Mother's don't pick up their young, they can't, so when a chick does fall from a tree, it usually gets left there unless it can fly. Hope this helps, good luck.
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Ideally place the bird back in the nest and monitor closely to make sure the mother is coming to feed it. Otherwise the best thing to do is contact a local wild life rehabilitator. These people are licensed to have wild life in their homes/sanctuaries and are properly trained to feed, care, and maintain these animals. They will ensure the best chance for release into the wild.
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Baby food,
I am serious! Buy them some baby food beef.

You will have to feed them with a syringe,or eye dropper, you may need to add a little water so it isn't to thick. I guess its the consistency of a pudding. I've mixed peanut butter in with the beef to. Baby birds need a lot of attention and probably need to be feed about every hour or two during the daylight hours. If the baby birds fell out of a nest, put them back. The mother will come and feed them. That story about the mother not feeding them if a human touches them just isn't true. Let the momma do the work. Good luck. Nanna
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I live in Onsow County NC. A baby bird fell out of the nest I don't know were the parents are and I can't find the nest I can't tell what kind of bird it is..I am not sure what to feed it need help on wild life rescue.
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Recently , I found a wild baby bird in the garden next to two other dead baby birds.. I think it fell out of its nest and I tried putting it in a cardboard box and putting it in the same tree as the mum . But the mother wouldn't go near it? So I'm looking after the bird and I'm giving it small pieces of watered down bread, mashed up baby fruit and water from a sirenge is this ok?
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Yes, you did the right thing. That's the best you could've done in the given circumstance. I'm sure you must've grown fond of the baby while you were caring for it. There's no set criterion to judge your action, there can be as many opinions as the people you seek it from. If your conscience is satisfied that you've done the right thing, then you must have. If something happens to the baby, know that nature is cruel. We're as susceptible to that rule as that baby itself.
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Baby food,
I am serious! Buy them some baby food beef and peas.
You will have to feed them with a syringe,or eye dropper, you may need to add a little water so it isn't to thick. I guess its the consistency of a pudding. I've mixed peanutt butter in with the beef to. Baby birds need a lot of attention and probably need to be feed about every hour or two during the daylight hours.  If the baby birds fell out of a nest, put them back. The mother will come and feed them. That story about the mother not feeding them if a human touches them just isn't true.  Let the momma do the work. Good luck. Nanna
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Well right now I'm raising 5 baby birds they are big enough to eat small pieces of worm use a small pair of tweezers they also need fruit so mush up some grapes or other berries don't force feed them check them often so when they start opening their mouth and squacking get the tweezer(small) and put the food in their mouth. P.s. I think their robins
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My grandaughter found a baby bird this afternoon in my front yard. She came in all excited about her great discovery. I told her that the  
best thing for her to do was to try and find the nest that it came out of and to replace it there.
After her and her grandmother looked all thru the front yard with no luck on locating the nest they put the baby in a shoe box. I can remember my mother raising a baby bird on boiled eggs mashed up with a little water in it to keep it from being to dry. She fed this  little bird with a tooth-pick. She raised it until it could fly away on it's own. It came back only one time and then flew away.
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I found a baby bird out of my house and I plan to keep it with me but my problem is which food I must give to the baby bird?
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I have a baby bird it eat some Coron but its has 2 be Sumas up because they can't eat that big pees of Coron, that what my baby bird eat.
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To me, the best thing to do is not touch it while it is on the ground because then the mother bird will not recognize its smell any more . From there leave it provide some shade for the creature then leave it to the mother.
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You dig up worms and than cut them up small and then put it in tweezers by the birds mouth . I actually got a bird right now.
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Onece a mom bird lay ed some eggs then they cracked.a cat ate the mom bird so my mom was taking care of the baby birds.we fees them tomato tey liked it thats what they ate.
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Feed them worms or bread  and give them water ever 15 minutes leave them alone so they don't get scared. Put them on a hot water bottle and put a towel so they don't get cold and cheek them every 15 minute. Hope this helps Olivia Chitty
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Fritchman baby birds I have 3 of then and I don't know what to feed and what time I should? Please help
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Unless you have not seen the mom in a long time, don't touch it. If you do the mom will smell your scent and won't take care of babies! Baby robins can eat whole worms. If they won't eat it, open their mouth up with your two fingers and put a worm inside of it's mouth. Be careful! For water, get a straw and a cup of water. As soon as you put the straw in, put your thumb on top. Lift up the straw out of the cup. Open the baby's mouth and let go of your thumb. The water should go straight down it's throat. Make sure the straw is above it's mouth. Once the bird constantly tries to fly, you shouldn't have to open up it's mouth. Let it go. Hope it helps!
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We found 2 baby wrens on the ground. We went to put them in the nest but there were 3 in there and no room.I have had them 2 weeks and I have been feeding them bird start by syringe. They are getting big and tried worms or pieces of them. What else can I feed them
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I'm not sure what kind of bird your talking about but for MOST kinds of birds you can just soak cat or dog food (just ordinary stuff not anything fancy or special nutrients added) for 1-2 days or until soaked make sure its really juicy otherwise it'll get stuck in the bird throat and use a eyedropper to feed it
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My cat brought in a bird just now.   It was having trouble breathing I think.   Its very late here (uk) and I needed to get to bed, and I thought it needed feeding before I went to bed for the night so I tried to give it some water off the tip of a spoon as I don't have a straw.
I feel so bad.   I don't think it would have survived as its breathing was so bad, but unfortunately it just died after I tried to give it a tiny bit of water.   I wish it hadn't. I think I'm definitely going to get a bell for the cat's collar to stop this ever happening again.   I feel bad for the bird, it could have had a life.
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I found a baby dove that had fallen out of its nest. I picked it up with a paper towel to avoid human scent and put it back in its nest. It was low enough for me to reach it.  The mother dove was back sitting on her baby once again.
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Bring it in and feed it watery cat food.
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I have found a red vented bulbul nestling abandoned. I have fed it 5 houseflies, an ant's stomach, a couple of millipedes and after reading the above, crushed dog food after making it soggy. I stopped feeding it millipedes after reading that they excrete a poisonous liquid/stink (hydrogen cyanide perhaps) that can even cause itching on humans, and felt a bit odd myself after inhaling some of that stench. Sometime after feeding it with the millipedes, i saw big fat maggots in its nest.
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8 big fat maggots 4 times bigger than any of the flies I fed it. Dont know whethr they came from those flies or were there in its stomach frm before, but they probably must have got reppeled outside by the acidic juices of the millipedes that the nestling had just had. So now i am left with no other choice than to feed it mashed up dog food moistened up. I hope it is allright!
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I found a bird egg on the ground and I don`t have an incubator what will I do? I don`t know
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I found a baby bird he/she fell out of the nest and I want to feed him/her what do I do?
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Im just feeding myn worms and bugs.. And water from a bottle. I hope it works, he barely has any feathers. Just skin
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All you need to do is keep it warm dont touch it with your hands use gloves and have it drink through a eye dropper and to feed it food blend the food first then put it in the dropper
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Do you know what they eat but they are baby birds eat can you please tell me and blue jays what do they eat
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Supplement diet with mealworms, watersoaked currents or raisins, bits of non-citrus fruits, and berries such as pyracantha. Also sun flower seeds, peanuts (without the shell). Also occasional bits of chopped rat or mouse.
Also, you can use more of a grain diet, but not as much.
GRAIN:
* high protein dry baby cereal ,
* wheat germ,
* corn or oat meal that has been powdered down in a blender.
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Leave them alone. Baby birds eat every 10-15 min. They be dead by now if there were no parents you just may not see them
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My dog was killing this bird so I took it and brought it in the house and put it in a cooler. I wanted to know what baby birds eat and drink
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I found a baby bird in the driveway I picked it up because the mom wasnt there but what do I feed it
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Original oatmeal.not to hot not to cold. I did it today. There was 4 then one fell and my cat got to it. But thats how you feed them
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Wait until the mother bird comes back. Trust me, she will feed all of the babies.She wont let them starve.
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I just found a new bird. He's looks about 2-4 days old and has all his feathers. He is really cute. We named him King-Junior. How can I tell what bird he is?
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I found a baby bird and it eyes were open so it must a little bit older and so I put in its nest and the next day I saw it on the ground
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I have a baby bird and I don't know what it is...so I was wondering do all birds eat cat food and dog food and bugs or do different kinds eat different stuff
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You give them food and water look on google and look up baby birds or small birds k
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Take care of him and feed him with bread , flour mixed the flour with water , and water by itself.....and give him a lot of love!!!!! Like it was your baby
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Normally, baby birds eat bugs(meal worms, small Beatles, etc.) Good luck on the little birdie!(:
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If I'm taking care of the baby bird my self should I make a nest for him ? And should I put a lamp on top to keep it warm.
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Nothing.  Their parents are around.  Do NOT handle a wild bird, or its parents may reject it.
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I found a baby bird too. It barely has any feathers on it. Are worms still best to feed it?
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I found 1 baby bird and I don't no what to feed it beacuse I'm 9 years old and the people next door are helping me but they are only 7,10,12 years old
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Worms, rolly pollys and other small bugs. Also trie small berries. Put the babbies in a card board box with there nest and paper for extra wormth.
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My cat was paying with a baby bird that fell from the tree no harm but its brown and I don't know what to feed it
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Nothing it will not eat from your hand it only eats from it's mom's beak unless you stuff it in the mouth. I feel so sorry.
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I think that you should take it to the vet. Ask him what he think the baby bird should eat. But don't touch him! If the mother comes back, she'll kill the bird, because she'll smell human on it. I hope that you found this helpful!
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Two baby birds fell out of their nest the mummy has gone so we put them in some soft soil and fed them some milk mixed with water and I think they liked it
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I want to konw what baby sparrows eat because I caught one and it will die if I left it so I want to konw what they eat
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I saw a baby bird lying on the corridor it didn't move so I thaught it was dead then it chirped and shook its head I picked it up and brought it home.I gave him water and mashed wolf berries.don't know if it will live
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I don't know but we found a robin egg.
I don't konw what to do.it just hatched but I don't know what they eat or drink.

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