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Offlinenerveagent
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Some baby birds (replies needed quickly)
    #2615650 - 04/29/04 11:05 AM (20 years, 1 month ago)

So I get up this morning, head to the kitchen and notice a shoebox with five baby birds in it. Apparently they fell out of their nest. Well... my mom told me to feed them and stuff, but I got a few questions.

1. What should I feed them? Currently I am feeding them mashed up bread mixed with water (something my mom made)through a syringe.

2. How often should they be fed?

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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: nerveagent]
    #2615659 - 04/29/04 11:07 AM (20 years, 1 month ago)

hmmmm what about milk? Do birdies drink Milk? I think you should feed them as often as they cry or let you know there hungry, maybe you can dig up some worms and feed them those, thats what the mommys do but they chew them up first then spit it in the babys mouth. lol so maybe you can mash em up.


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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: nerveagent]
    #2615667 - 04/29/04 11:10 AM (20 years, 1 month ago)

how young are these babies?

Are they itty bitty ones?

I sugest calling your local animal shelter/help line and getting advice.

improper feeding at such a young age will probably kill them.  imagine feeding steak to your 3 months old.
:laugh:

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Offlinenerveagent
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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: Robotic_touch]
    #2615673 - 04/29/04 11:12 AM (20 years, 1 month ago)

That's kinda what I was thinking, the bread/water seemed a little insufficient to me. When I first fed them as soon as I opened the box all their little heads poked up, faced towards me and opened their mouths. You can even hear their little chirp chirps. This is actually kinda cool.:cool:

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: nerveagent]
    #2615678 - 04/29/04 11:13 AM (20 years, 1 month ago)

do NOT feed birds cow milk :smile: bread will do it tho, your doin the right thing

and feed them when they yell for food, feed them a little at the time, dont try to fill them up each time, a little here and a little there

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Offlinenerveagent
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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: Barbi]
    #2615679 - 04/29/04 11:13 AM (20 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah, they're real tiny too.

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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: nerveagent]
    #2615682 - 04/29/04 11:14 AM (20 years, 1 month ago)

awww so cute....yah I would do what mndfreeze said and maybe five your local animal shelter a call and ask for some advice so you dont give them the wrong thing, although milk or bread and water wouldnt hurt them I dont think.


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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: Robotic_touch]
    #2615703 - 04/29/04 10:22 AM (20 years, 1 month ago)

bread will kill them.
you need to feed them formula via syringe taking notice of the crop (bulge in front) to see that it is no over-filled.
it may rupture, also, sour crop may occur if over fed.
you need to find out what the birds are.
seed eaters can have parrot formula.

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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: nerveagent]
    #2615707 - 04/29/04 10:24 AM (20 years, 1 month ago)

Get these things called monkey biscutes. Soak em in water and mash em into a paste. then feed via a syringe. When there crop is full you will no by the big sac of food under their throat.

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Offlinenerveagent
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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: Mitchnast]
    #2615729 - 04/29/04 10:31 AM (20 years, 1 month ago)

I found some info on hand-feeding baby birds which looks pretty useful. Mitch, the bread was mixed with water to a thin paste. I'm pretty sure they're robins.

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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: nerveagent]
    #2615834 - 04/29/04 10:53 AM (20 years, 1 month ago)

for the sake of the birds (unless you dont really care if they die) you should call your local shelter/animal line and ask for assistance regardless o what you find on the web. :smile:

You can never be to armed with information.

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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: nerveagent]
    #2615835 - 04/29/04 10:53 AM (20 years, 1 month ago)

chew up some worms and spit them into their babybeaks  :heart:

now thats love


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It is opening to or recieving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is,
without either clinging to it or rejecting it.

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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: Jenny]
    #2615958 - 04/29/04 11:32 AM (20 years, 1 month ago)

I was just thinking that. Great minds think alike.

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Offlinenerveagent
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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: Barbi]
    #2616043 - 04/29/04 12:02 PM (20 years, 1 month ago)

O.K. well, talked to someone at a shelter and they said I should make a makeshift nest (CoolWhip container, grass, etc.)for them and hang it next to the original nest because the mother will come back looking for them.

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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: nerveagent]
    #2616064 - 04/29/04 12:06 PM (20 years, 1 month ago)

awww....you are a parent now...there was once a nest of birds at my moms house...it was in this hole in our roof and the animal shelter people came and took it.


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Offlinenerveagent
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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: YouEnjoyMyself]
    #2616073 - 04/29/04 12:08 PM (20 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah I know... I got this warm, fuzzy feelin inside  :lol:

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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: nerveagent]
    #2616081 - 04/29/04 12:11 PM (20 years, 1 month ago)

take them everywhere you go...keep them in the box and push them around in a stroller. Or tie a leash to the box and drag it when you walk..haha.


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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: YouEnjoyMyself]
    #2616280 - 04/29/04 01:07 PM (20 years, 1 month ago)

I should show em how to fly.

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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: nerveagent]
    #2616736 - 04/29/04 02:11 PM (20 years, 1 month ago)

baby robins will thrive on worms  :smile:

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Re: Some baby birds (replies needed quickly) [Re: nerveagent]
    #2617085 - 04/29/04 03:11 PM (20 years, 1 month ago)

roll around in some tar and rip up some pillows and get feathers all over yourself and run around in the yard flapping your arms to teach them how to fly.


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