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What Do Baby Robins Eat?

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Most people know that baby robins eat worms. However, just like humans the robin requires a varying diet that is healthy and nutritious. The mother and father robin will feed the babies together. The birds travel from their nest around the local area to find food for the baby robins. They carry it back and it's dropped right into the babies' open mouths. The parents then leave the nest again to find food. They repeat the process until the birds are well fed. So as well as worms, the birds will gather other insects. Robins will feed their young small insects like crickets, beetles and grasshoppers that they find and grab off the ground.

Baby robins also have fruit incorporated into their diet thanks to their parents. Adult robins will peck at strawberries, grapes, blueberries and blackberries and take substantial amounts of the fruits back to the young in the nest. Other fruits may also be fed to them, as well as seed and any other food that is left out by humans for the birds.

After the birds have been nursed properly by the adult robins, which is relatively quickly given the rate at which they develop, they will soon be ready to venture out of the nest. The birds will only usually stay in their nest for around two weeks or so, between 14 and 16 days, and after this they will be ready to venture out into the world properly themselves. From here, the robins will shadow their young babies as they start the process of learning how to fly and feed themselves.

People often think that birds only eat worms, but like all animals on earth it's necessary that the birds get a balanced and healthy diet of insects, nuts, and fruits. Without this nutritious diversity the birds simply would not survive.
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I rescued a small Robin about 3 weeks ago. After a lot of determination and patience, he has grown into an almost- Adult Robin. I have gone to the store and bought mealworms, soaked them in water, and then dipped into a bowl of small parakeet seed. So far he is still very healthy and enjoys eating.. The give them water, get a small medicine dropper and drop- by- drop give the water to the Robin.
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If you have found out already....soak good quality DRY cat food until mush and feed small bits at a time dropping it rather far down the throat. I have raised 6 robins, two blue jays and a cardinal this way....
My sister raised one robin on my advice.
I used to do this for Wildlife recovery.
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Bread kills baby birds me and my brother found 2 baby robins that fell out of the nest now me and my friend are taking care of them they LOVE wet dog food we put it in a medicine dropper and it comes out like a worm baby birds eat VERY frequeintly
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Baby Robins will eat crushed dog food if you soak it in water for about 5 minutes. If you mix a worm in with it, they'll eat that too. I've had mine for only 1 day! So far, he (or she) eats it as though it is caviar!
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Well we have just found a robins nest which fell out of the tree with four alive baby robins in it...so we took it into our house and have dabbed milk and water on to a cotton ear bud and placed it into their mouths, they seem to be sucking the fluid in slowly and swallowing it...we are also feeding them worms and they seem to be getting on great!
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Baby robins will eat watered down dog food make sure that the pieces are not too big or they will spit them out. Robins also don't regerate there food like other birds so you can feed the bird the worm hole. Just make sure that the worn is small and not to big or the worm will try and crawl out of the baby birds mouth.
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Baby birds are kicked out of the nest before they can fly.  The hop along and strenghthen their wings and eventually learn to fly.  Until then, the mother bird hangs around and feeds it.  Just leave it alone if it has all it's feathers.  If it is still bald, try putting it back in the nest.
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If you have a little bit of dog food and water mixed together so it's like a paste, that works very well. But I think you should check with your local vet if your not sure.
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If you do not get an answer here go to google and type in "what to feed a baby robin bird" and you should get some answers.
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I found a baby robin to the mom was killed by my dog sadly but ive been feeding him worms and when I give him water I just get my finger wet and dip it into his mouth is that ok he seems to be doing good but I just want to make sure he seems like he could be good to go I a few days maybe a week tops hes not too young what do you think
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I have a baby robin on my deck right now, it's nest is right above it in a tree.  The mom comes about every 10-20 mins and gives it berries and small worms.  I tried feeding it but it will only eat from it's mother.
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And black berries I am 12 found one momma must have pushed it out of the nest to make it fly its been like 7 days and it doesn't know how to fly I have been feeding it black berries worms crickets well grass hopers the green and yellows one no brown   um water I had touched held it momma is still coming back and there is a storm but there is pets in my house so tell me what I can feed it
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They usually eat whatever their mother brings back for them. My guess what she brings back is worms. Or maybe some food lying on the streets.
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I have a baby robin and I saw on youtube that the mother fed it a hole worm and it was not that small and it has feathers and the jest has light colors now but it did when we found it in  a trashcan that was closed at night and no mom or dad came looking for it after.  I feed it a cut up worm and now it hasa boned with me and it runs in to the cage untile I let it out and feed it and put it back in and it goes to the stick I put in. I think I will let it outside and see what it does because it was in my bedroom and I didnt no were it was but then I saw it I showed it the worm and it flew to me someone tell me by today but tell me soon I want to no what might happen.

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