How to Feed a Baby Bird

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
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Hardboiled eggs
  • Baby cereal
  • Toothpicks
  • Canned cat or dog food
  • Lean raw beef
  • Fruit

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.

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.

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.