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.
- 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. Tip : 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. Tip : 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.