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How to Care for a Wild Baby Bird

How to Care for a Wild Baby Bird

Learning how to care for a wild baby bird can be fun.  It is a pity that sometimes hunters unknowingly shoot a mother bird, making it leave behind its nest of baby birds.  Obviously these very young birds need care.  You can definitely save them from dying of starvation and can choose to care for them yourself.  Here are some pointers:

  1. Wild baby birds are definitely not used to the presence of human beings.  Chances are they’ll make impulsive moves if they feel threatened. Be calm and make your move gentle, so as not to scare and cause trauma to the young birds. Take caution so that their impulsive actions will not hurt you in any way either. Make sure that their cage is properly secured as it is part of their nature to struggle to fly away when they can.

  2. Initiate feeding as it gives the wild baby birds the impression that you are their caretaker and not a threat.  Depending on the age of the baby birds, they may need to be fed using a syringe or dropper. This is where patience and care is badly needed.

    ven have to open their beaks with your thumb in order to push in some formula. Ask a local veterinarian about what formula best suits their species and how it is properly diluted.  Make sure it is just right to ensure that the baby birds will not choke if it is too sticky or concentrated. Be patient on this and make the feedings very regular. For those that are not very young, you can just put seeds or pellets and water in their cage.

  3. Make sure that the living space of your wild baby birds is warm and clean.  Like all baby birds, they can easily contract diseases and infections. You can let a local vet see them or provide suggestions.  From time to time, you can transfer them to a secluded room to allow them some movement.

  4. Make sure that you visit and feed the young wild birds regularly. They will get very familiar with you. Wild baby birds can be tamed more easily than those that are already grown up.  You have to make them feel your love for you to gain their trust. When slowly they get accustomed to your presence, start touching them gently. A tender touch on their feathers or a slight scratch on their heads will make them less scared of you.  Touch therapy works even to small animals.

  5. When wild baby birds are finally used to you or any human’s presence, they can certainly be made into house pets, just like any cultured birds. They will easily learn to adapt to their new environment and companions. You can now mix them in the same cage with other pet birds that you have.

How to care for a wild baby bird is the same as caring for cultured birds. The only difference is that they are frightened by human presence.  They are easy to tame given the above techniques, but utmost care should be observed as they have the tendency to move on impulse.


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