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    Food for Baby Birds

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Generally, baby birds will eat the food that their parents eat as they have it regurgitated into their mouths. When birds are born, they are incapable of breaking down food so it is up to the parents to digest the food partially so that it is safe for the baby birds. For a guide on feeding baby birds, see the following. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

    •    In the wild, a baby bird can eat a whole range of things. These can include worms, seeds and insects. However, when being looked after by humans, a baby bird may have to eat different types of food.

    •    Puppy food that has been soaked in water until it becomes spongy is a good food option for a baby bird. You could also give small insects or very finely chopped fruit and vegetables (like corn and peas). Another option is to feed wet cat or dog food in jam.

    •    Do not give the baby bird water to drink as this can suffocate it. Also, milk and bread are dangerous for baby birds.

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