During summers and late spring season you have the most chances of encountering with an abandoned baby bird. A fledgling bird basically is the one who is searching for his own foods and his parents are there to observe him from a distance.
If you see a bird like that, first of all you need to know that it won’t need your help at the first moment. But if you find the bird to be alone and his parents are even not around to help him then you might think to feed him and care for it until he starts taking care of himself.
The food for a fledgling bird is not different from that which you feed to your cat or dog. Whatever you have available like cat food or even dog food, soak it well in the water so that the bird could easily swallow it.
Pet foods normally have contents that prove to be the best for temporary growth of the birds. If the bird his hungry, it will open his mouth and beg for food itself after watching it. Don’t forget to make a homemade nest for the bird by using a bowl and some paper towels.
Birds need high protein contents in their diet to have a fast growth and you have to fulfill the basic need of protein for that bird.
Meat has huge amounts of protein and this what you can feed to the bird to fulfill its need for protein. You can feed him with small chunks of raw kidney or liver using tweezers to feed them to the bird.
Other than meat, there could be other sources of obtaining proteins for birds like boiled eggs. You can also feed them with mashed egg yolks which have rich protein contents.
The birds don’t feed like other mammal creatures this is why their food needs are different.
Don’t moisturize their foods by using milk as it is hard to digest for them. Some people do this mistake of feeding milk to the baby birds but that create digestion issues in them.
You need to avoid all the kinds of dairy intakes for them as they could make bird’s survival hard.
A fledgling bird needs to be fed after every 15 minutes from dawn till tusk as it is in its growth stages.
You can use squirrel proof bird feeder as it becomes easy for you to feed the birds this way. A squirrel proof bird feeder prevents squirrels from eating your baby bird’s food. You need to slowly feed the bird and this is why a squirrel feeder works well.
You also need to take care while touching the birds as they may feel uncomfortable and disturbed this way. Touch them only when it’s necessary.
The bird needs great attention and care when it is in it’s growth stages and once it passes the growth phase, it starts taking care of itself.