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How do you feed a newborn golden finch after it has hatched?

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March 12, 20090 found this helpful

You don't - you take it to a wildlife refuge/bird refuge immediately. Baby birds eat constantly and are very difficult to rear. Take it to experts right away.

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March 12, 20090 found this helpful

Sorry, is this a wild bird? The mother is best to raise the bird. She knows when it's too hot, too cold, needs food, stimulation, etc. They're very fragile.

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March 14, 20090 found this helpful

I agree heartily with ahastings- if this is a wild bird, get it to an animal shelter IMMEDIATELY. Remember that baby birds in nature are fed by the mother, who regurgitates (barfs up) the food for the baby- at a shelter, they can approximate this far better than you'll be able to. I used to volunteer at a wildlife shelter, and the formula that we made for the baby birds was very, very complex- it involved live meal worms, KMR, and a number of other things- and it had to be fed to the babies very, very carefully. You can easily drown a baby bird when attempting to feed it- we used very small syringes, with rubber "needle" attachments, and we had to be extremely careful to get it down the right part of the throat- one false move, and the food goes right into the lungs, killing the bird. They have to be fed every 10-20 minutes, depending on species. It's a very touchy procedure, and the food itself is going to be very difficult to produce in your home, unless you happen to have those types of things around....most people don't! Good luck-

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