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Learn how to take care of a pet bird with this Howcast video series, which includes instructions on how to build an aviary; how to hand train a bird; how to choose a bird feeder and birdcage; how to choose the pet bird that's right for you; how to train your bird to talk; how to clip a bird's nails; how to feed a baby bird; how to make an easy birdbath; how to attract hummingbirds to your yard; and much more.
You Will Need
- Empty berry container
- Heating pad
- Dog kibble
- Hot sugar water
- Hardboiled eggs
- Baby cereal
- Canned cat or dog food
- Lean raw beef
Place bird in berry container
Place the baby bird in an empty berry container on top of a heating pad to it keep warm.
Prepare the food by soaking dog kibble in hot sugar water for 1 hour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wean away food
Wean it away from hand-feeding once it starts moving around.