Princess in Waiting
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Central FL - beside the Mouse
Is it feathered? If so, I agree with what Jade says. If not, the mom will often push the baby out of the nest if it has some sort of problems that she instinctively knows.
A laundry basket and towel aren't enough warmth for a baby bird - especially if it isn't feathered. It needs to be in an enclosed box with towels and preferably sitting on a heating pad turned on Low with a towel folded between the box and the heating pad.
This baby doesn't know how to eat anything except what his Mom was giving him so you are best to find one food and stick with it until it gets the hang of it. I always fed kitten food soaked in warm water. I always kept a dish sitting beside the bird so that I could feed it every time I went by. They can eat as much as every house because they have such a high metabolism.
Good luck with this guy! Hope all turns out well with it.
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