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