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Anyone ever try to save a baby robin?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MakNat, May 4, 2009.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was walking through my yard and out in the middle this little pink bird was crawling for its life. No nest in sight. I didn't have the heart to do nothing so needless to say I have it under my brooder lamp and have been giving it sugar water to get its attention. It does drink it then opens up real wide. I give it tiny pieces if egg yolk and worms. Does anyone think I should be doing this or have any tips???
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    You can feed it canned cat or dog food. You'll have to feed it very regularly - perhaps hourly.

    Poor thing!
     
  3. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate to say it but you may need ro grind or chop up the worms if it is a little baby. Good luck. Baby birds aren't easy.
     
  4. Becky_H

    Becky_H Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've done a lot of wild bird rescue. This is what I can tell you:

    Do not feed worms. Feed cat food, softened in water. Do not water -- the water they need as babies comes from their food, and there will be enough in the food you are feeding. Feed from sun-up to sundown every couple of/three hours. Do not feed every time the baby begs -- you will overfeed and kill that way.

    And FYI: You feed dog food moistened to birds that are more interested in grain and berries than bugs.

    This will get oyu to fledging. At which time all bets are off and start introducing both a water dish and natural food.
     
  5. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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  6. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great Thanks!! I got both dog and cat food! It has perked up in the last couple of hours!!!!
     
  7. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Becky H is correct! I have done that myself.
     
  8. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh - I hope it does ok.

    The last couple days, I've been finding robin's eggs in my yard. Two with yoke one in the frontyard and one in the back and one shell by the garage. No nests to be seen.

    Good luck with your little one. Keep us updated. Pics would be nice as well.
     
  9. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I once raised baby robins that my cat knocked out of the tree. They were fully feathered when I released them. I didn't know any better, so I fed them raw hamburger.
     
  10. RachelFromTheBlackLagoon

    RachelFromTheBlackLagoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say that the best thing for the baby would be to get him to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator or nature center. They're so fragile and sensitive, so easy to aspirate and if they go downhill it's tough if not almost impossible to get them back. Call your local DEP, humane society or nature center for rehabbers' numbers. It's probably the little bird's best shot.
     

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