You need to carefully feed the newly hatched bird as it is in it’s initial stages of growth. Following mentioned are some of the details that will be helpful for you in feeding the newly hatched birds.
What to feed?
There are a lot of ways through which you can feed a newly hatched bird but using a squirrel proof bird feeder is the best way you can feed your bird. This type of feeders prevents the bird’s food from squirrels to eat.
Selecting a fixed diet for your baby bird is really very important because continuous change in diet could have a severe impact on the bird’s digestion.
If your bird starts having any sort of digestion issues, you may need to consult a veterinarian immediately.
How to feed the baby bird?
Whenever you are going to feed your baby bird, make fresh food. Stored foods could easily be caught to yeast and severely harmful bacteria. If you are heating up the food in microwave, do mix the food to well blend cold and hot contents.
You need to achieve the homogeneous food of temperatures in a range of 39-40 C. You can also use a thermometer to check the food temperature rang. Don’t overcook the food and don’t use too old food as it would be hard to digest.
Normally, the mixture should be thinner for comparatively younger birds. One day old bird would need a 90% dilute mixture and this way the dissoluteness of the mixture keeps on changing with the changing age of the bird.
When do birds wean?
This is one of the most tasks to determine by the bird and the owner both. When to wean is something that can’t be permanently decided. As the bird passes through it’s growth stages and develops his full form feathers, weaning with the passage of time can be encourages. Some of the bird babies have this habit of starting weaning by refusing feeds.
However you need to offer your bird with variety of foods containing vegetables to fruits to encourage experimentation and exploration.
Keep introducing new foods to the bird and this introduction can slow down the feedings for the baby bird. Some birds better adopt things by seeing other babies being fed.
What to do with disinfection?
For avoiding contamination, the disinfectant are needed to be changed almost everyday. Most of the baby birds have poorly working immune systems which are more open to infections. You need to make sure that you disinfect the bird’s brooder regularly.
Other than this, also clean the bird’s feeding utensils and store the utensils in disinfecting solutions to clean them well in all food intervals. You need to try everything to stop contamination for your bird. Moreover, do have separate bird feeders for all the birds you are taking care of.
If you have kept the bird in the homemade nest, clean the best regularly To avoid infections and contamination to your bird.