how often to feed a nestling bird


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North Georgia, USA: I discovered this poor guy on the ground beneath a tree, with no sign of his mother. After I made that little basket and hung it up, no mother came to feed the kids because she had been cleaning out the poop. I’m attempting to take care of it until I locate a rehab, which might happen tomorrow. (I didn’t include any seeds because I thought they were too big; only soft parts) He appeared to throw up the suet. For it, I got some meal worms, and it has been consuming that I’m thinking he might be a blue jay, but how much and how often should I feed him? Are mealworms okay? He’s in this little bowl inside of a shoebox that I made sure to have holes in the top for security. He’s currently in the garage for the warmth, but it’s still shaded, and I don’t want to bring him inside because I have indoor cats. I want to help him even though I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing:(

One of his eyes appears to have a cyst (?) on it, and the other is closed. Its bottom is swollen, but the open eye is not


Can you overfeed a nestling?

Be sure not to over-feed baby birds, feed only until their crop on the side of heir neck appears full. Most birds, including fruit-eating birds, feed their babies insects to fuel their rapid growth.

How long can nestling birds go without food?

Nestlings can live 24 hours without food. See more on widows/widowers and what to do if one or both parents are gone. If the bird is clearly orphaned, and does need to be rescued bring it to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator as soon as possible. Some rehabbers are very busy (many mouths to feed, other jobs, etc.)

How do I know if my nestling is hungry?

Just like babies, birds make fussy noises, including squawks and screeches, when they are hungry. This is similar to the behavior of young wild nestlings, which make noises to get their parents’ attention and receive more food. A hungry bird will keep visiting its food bowl, hoping for tidbits to appear.

How do you keep nestling birds alive?

While you’re working to get help for the animal, keep him or her warm and quiet by placing a heating pad on the lowest setting under half of the box or placing a small hot water bottle inside the box. Then put the box in a closet or another warm, dark, quiet, and safe place away from people and animals.