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    Baby Bird Feed Guide

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Baby birds are extremely fragile creatures, and therefore when it comes to feeding baby birds, you should always consider the process with care. Young birds tend to have a temperamental digestive system as the body grows and develops, which makes it dangerous to feed these birds in large amounts. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

    Feeding Birds When Young

    First of all, it's essential to state that baby birds should never be removed from their natural environment within the nest. In fact, it's only acceptable to nurture a baby bird when it appears to have somehow become separated from the nest or appears injured. Even in this scenario, it's essential to take caution when nursing the bird back to health, both mentally and physically.

    Injured baby birds can be kept within a small space - a makeshift shoebox or a small cage can provide ample living space and shelter.

    When it comes to feeding, you can pursue one of two options. It's best to feed birds of this age a liquid supplement. You can either search for baby bird food formulas at pet shops or provide a homemade equivalent. To do this, warm up a nutritional supplement liquid and feed it to the bird gently, using a teaspoon or a pipette.

    Alternatively, if the bird is a little older, you can provide solid feed. However, this should only ever be provided in small pellets. General bird seed, mashed up with baby food and sectioned into pellets can provide an essential source of nutrition.

    Finally, if you're unsure as to whether the amount of baby bird feed you are providing is too much, always follow the 'little, often' rule. During early growth, it's best for a baby bird to ingest small amounts of food regularly - and overfeeding could prove extremely dangerous.

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