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Old 04-28-2008, 02:00 PM
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I found 3 baby birds last night--they are maybe a day or two old (no feathers). Their nest was disturbed and the parents have not returned. I have been feeding them baby food via a eye dropper and put them in their nest on a heating blanket. One has died and the other two do not look good. I beleive they are a type of sparrow. someone please help me and let me know what to do!

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Old 04-28-2008, 02:10 PM
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Is there any way you can take a picture of the birds? And stop feeding baby food, that's the wrong thing in any case. Start soaking high protein (40%) kitten food in some pedialyte, mush it up like this and start feeding that:

http://www.petsandwildlifeforum.com/...read.php?t=365

Here are some more instructions.

Having said that..we have have to find out what kind of birds they are in order to determine if they are legal for you to keep (IF you want to raise them yourself), and if not find you a rehabber to take the little fellas. They need food just about every 30 minutes from sunrise to sunset..not many people have that kind of time on their hands.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:15 PM
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i am at work right now and my boyfriend is watching them. i will send you a picture. Do you think we hurt them by feeding them baby food?
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That depends what kind of baby food..rule of thumb is: human food is for humans.

What I'm concerned about is that there are different kinds of birds with different kinds of needs. Seed eaters need different food than insect eaters.

I suggest you look through the list of wildlife rehabbers and see if you can find somebody near by. Those are better off with somebody experienced, as young as they are.

http://www.rainbowwildlife.com/find-rehabilitator.htm
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Thanks so much! I got in touch with a shelter from your link and will take the little ones there tonight. Thanks so much for your help!!
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Thank YOU for taking care of the lil fellas!
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