How to Feed a Baby Bird
Most frequent accidents of birds in the wild
Malnutrition in baby birds: an imminent danger in winter
I found an injured baby bird: What should I do?
After you wrap it up, you can gently handle it. It is important to maintain stability and firmness and move the chick as little as possible.
It’s important to clarify that these are remedial measures, meant only to help the animal recover quickly. However, they are not a substitute for specialized veterinary care. Therefore, it’s essential to bring the rescued bird to a specialized animal recovery center.
How to feed a rescued bird
1. Avoid giving the chick water
Birds breathe through a small hole in their tongues. When you give water to a weak chick, it may choke or suffocate. A rescued chick will get enough hydration from the right food.
2. Know a species and its nutritional needs
To feed a chick properly, you must know its nutritional needs and food allergies. Baby birds have very delicate digestive systems and are sensitive to many substances. Some foods can seriously intoxicate the chick, and even kill him.
3. Preparing your baby bird’s porridge
After you recognized the bird’s species and its correct diet, you can begin preparing its porridge.