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Re: Wild Bird Information | Open for Questions etc. !

Postby The Jon » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:36 am

I believe i read somewhere that it has next to no nutritional value for them, thus making it bad for them as they wont eat stuff that will benefit them so long as they have a next-to-never ending food source that doesn't benefit them.
I may be wrong, however.
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Re: Wild Bird Information | Open for Questions etc. !

Postby rosenstock » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:41 am

@the jon oh yeah no its absolutley horrible for them in every other aspect. regardless of whether or not it expands their stomachs, its still very harmful.
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Re: Wild Bird Information | Open for Questions etc. !

Postby The Jon » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:44 am

Yeah, I figured. It's pretty much starving them without them realizing it.
no wonder geese are always so pissed off its like a person going to the buffet when theyre depressed
its doing nothing for them but they cant stop
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Re: Wild Bird Information | Open for Questions etc. !

Postby rosenstock » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:46 am

haha for real tho
its the equivalent of like eating candy 24/7 always
or i mean literally just consuming nutritionless carbohydrates which is horrible for any species as far as im aware
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Re: Wild Bird Information | Open for Questions etc. !

Postby ToastingCinnamon » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:42 pm

I believe it is possible to feed a baby bird soggy dog food. I've taken care of some baby birds with my mom (who was a vet and has taken care of multiple baby birds and birds in general) and sister, after waiting a little bit and watching around to see if the mother was around but 24 hours later and one died so we took he other two in, and fed them soggy dog food and they grew up just fine! Dog food does have the nutrition some baby birds need, not everything but most.






























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Re: Wild Bird Information | Open for Questions etc. !

Postby Menidia » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:10 pm

Excellent information!

This summer I found a northern mockingbird fledgling in the middle of the road. I went to move it to some bushes and its parents divebombed me :p

Mockingbirds are excellent parents!

I always knew bread was a bad food for birds, though I never heard of angel wing. Thanks for this guide!
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Re: Wild Bird Information | Open for Questions etc. !

Postby outlandish. » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:07 am

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Re: Wild Bird Information | Open for Questions etc. !

Postby Kiyomice » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:11 am

I found a baby bird when I was little. It lived for at least two weeks (maybe a month?) and I really thought it was going to last forever. It seemed so healthy and I was feeding it bread and water. (I actually had to dip the bread into water so it'd be soggy because he couldn't rip it apart otherwise)..But then one day it just died. ):
^ I was very young and wouldn't do that again now...but I wish I had seen some sort of sign that something was wrong. I feel like I don't ~really~ know why (even though it's probably because the bread wasn't proper nutrition...)
I'm still so sad almost 10 years later T_T
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Re: Wild Bird Information | Open for Questions etc. !

Postby rosenstock » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:14 am

Kiyomice wrote:I found a baby bird when I was little. It lived for at least two weeks (maybe a month?) and I really thought it was going to last forever. It seemed so healthy and I was feeding it bread and water. (I actually had to dip the bread into water so it'd be soggy because he couldn't rip it apart otherwise)..But then one day it just died. ):
^ I was very young and wouldn't do that again now...but I wish I had seen some sort of sign that something was wrong. I feel like I don't ~really~ know why (even though it's probably because the bread wasn't proper nutrition...)
I'm still so sad almost 10 years later T_T


its definitely bc of the bread but its not your fault for not knowing! experiences like that are pretty scarring, unfortunately :(
at least you're not the person who fed a baby robin milk because she though baby birds got milk from their mothers
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Re: Wild Bird Information | Open for Questions etc. !

Postby Birb » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:56 am

    This guide is very informative!

    I live close to a wildlife rehabilitation center, so I've always known to call them when I encounter injured animals and need guidance. I've never actually come across an injured chick, though - just adult birds as well as a few mammals.
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