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    Default HELP! What to feed a baby bird?

    I found a baby bird fallen off the nest but cant locate its nest. What can I feed the bird in the meantime. Will Jurong bird park or anyone care for the bird?

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    Just soak bread with water. Here is the pic

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61068793@N00/

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    put dry tower - warmth

    does it chirp chirp?

    if it does, go back to where you found it... sit far away, careful with cats

    and see got parent birds fly around or not...

    feeding wise, i really not sure... earthworms?

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    Ya, chirp chirp alot. I am go back to try to locate the nest carefully.

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    Hi,

    Had a similar situation about 2 years ago.

    Go to any large pet store (if not, go to Serangoon North Ave 1 bird shops around Blk 152) and they would have the following:

    Kaytee Exact Hand-Feed Formula

    The website for this product can be found here.
    Please follow the mixing instructions precisely as documented here.
    There is a video that shows you how to feed a baby bird properly, found here.

    Your biggest problem is NOT the food itself, but the investment of time & care (and $$$ as the above cost $20 per bag).

    If you suspect the nestling is less then a week old, there is a 70% chance it will die no matter how well you handle it. Are you prepared for this?

    If yes, you will have to be the caregiver for the next 2 weeks for at least 12 hours a day. Are you prepared for this?

    If yes, PLEASE READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY. Nestlings require very special feeding techniques and you need to monitor it's crop (droppings) to ensure the food is getting into it's body correctly. The best way is to measure it's weight, but you need to get a gram scale to do so.

    If you don't think you can commit, pls send it to SPCA to put it out of it's misery.

    Otherwise, good luck and keep trying till it's about 2 weeks old.
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    Default Re: HELP! What to feeb a baby bird?

    Quote Originally Posted by Niccon
    Just soak bread with water. Here is the pic

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61068793@N00/
    This is a easy bird and still in its early 2 weeks of life. If you don't mind I can go pickup the bird and take care of it but with its wing is ready and fully develop I will have to let it go.

    I have taken care of this type of bird for many years.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by longkangman
    This is a easy bird and still in its early 2 weeks of life. If you don't mind I can go pickup the bird and take care of it but with its wing is ready and fully develop I will have to let it go.

    I have taken care of this type of bird for many years.

    Cheers
    Wow... many thanks. Will be glad to pass to you caring. I really dont have the time. If need $ for bird food, I can provide, just hope it will live to fly on its own. PM you my hp. I can take leave tomorrow to pass to u or take cab to your place now.

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    Longkangman, That is extremely kind-hearted and awesome of you to do that for the bird. It's heart-warming to see simple acts of kindness still exist here.

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    By the way, it respond to whistle for feeding. Just found after many try to feed the bird. Only when I whistle then it out its mouth big for food. Doing well but seem tired after long hour of chirping.

    Went back to the carpark stairway corner again, just cant find any nest or hear any other baby bird chirping. After 10min searching up & down and nearby, I give up.

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    Do keep us updated on this one. God bless you and the bird!
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    Thanks niccon for sending the birdie from his place to me at this hour..

    Will update here. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feinwerkbau
    Longkangman, That is extremely kind-hearted and awesome of you to do that for the bird. It's heart-warming to see simple acts of kindness still exist here.
    Yes, I agreed. Just pass the baby bird to him & back home. Too bad I didnt spend much time thanking him.

    Oh forgot to thank all for the concern here and in another pet forum.
    Last edited by Niccon; 5th June 2006 at 11:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longkangman
    This is a easy bird and still in its early 2 weeks of life. If you don't mind I can go pickup the bird and take care of it but with its wing is ready and fully develop I will have to let it go.

    I have taken care of this type of bird for many years.

    Cheers
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    Bravo !!! Longkangman you are so kind to take care of this bird.

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    good job....hehe if i was earlier i may had asked for the baby too
    give me existing parrot a baby
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    very nice of you Longkangman

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    Default Re: HELP! What to feed a baby bird?

    Bought 1.0 KG of birdie food and ready to feed her. Also Found a location that can keep her warm during day/night, she got very little feather.

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    maybe longkangman can post APAD of the little fella.

    for a kind Birder

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    Not now don't want to cause permanent demage to the eye.

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    And they say Singaporeans are a unsympathetic selfish lot! Look at the overwhelming outpouring of concern for a poor little bird...Ah...it warms the cockles of my heart... Hehehe Do keep us updated on the little birdie's progress!

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