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Question by Robin
Submitted on 6/5/2004
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A baby robin fell out of our apple tree.  I replaced it several times, but it kept ending back up on the ground.  I realize it might have been meant to die, but I would have liked to save it.  It says here do not commit to saving a bird unless you're willing to stay close to it at all times and feed it from dawn to dusk.  Well, I might have done that but I couldn't find any info anywhere about what to feed it, and how often.  I can only find so many worms in my little yard!!  Why is there no info on this?  Incidentally, the little bird is almost dead of starvation, and I guess that's how it would have been anyway, but I would've liked to have helped it.  It's against my nature to watch things suffer.

Answer by tia
Submitted on 7/7/2004
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OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!
this exact same thing is happening! i don't no what to do. iv got i little nest for it but thats all. its a little older but it cant fly.


Answer by SINDY
Submitted on 7/13/2004
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Answer by Cody
Submitted on 6/28/2005
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We just found a baby robin too, we're simply chopping up worms and feeding the worm mush to it with a siringe. It's doing well and can almost fly.


Answer by bailey
Submitted on 7/23/2005
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when you have a baby robin you will need to get the most worms you can and smash the worms and use a paintbrush to put the worms in there mouths you will need to feed them every 10 or 15 minutes


Answer by babyrobins
Submitted on 5/13/2006
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well I have 3 baby robins that just so happen came into my quiet little life and it's been noisy ever since. I found that if you are dedicated to saving these birds you could do what I am doing and go to your local bait shop and buy at least 2 doz. nightcrawlers cut them up into little pieces and feed them with a pair of tweezers. Then when they have had a piece a piece take some fresh water in a glass and dip your fingers in and let the drops fall in to there mouths. This will keep them happy for about 1 hour so be prepaired to do it all over again. I feed mine from 6:00am till 9:00pm then it's all quiet for the night. I hope this was helpful.


Answer by Kepstat
Submitted on 5/24/2006
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Or, you could just go out and buy some commercial hand feeding formula, as that has all the nutrients a mother bird would ever be able to feed her baby (proper protein, nutrients, active species in it to help digestion) and even tastes good to them. I think it would be best to go with a balanced diet.


Answer by alejandro
Submitted on 5/28/2006
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i found a baby robin and i feed him worn=ms and bread , im i do it right?


Answer by Missy
Submitted on 5/29/2006
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Ok. I was riding my bike. I stoped and got the mail for my mom and I some reason looked at the grass. There was a Baby robin. So I took a step to it. He hoped. I took another step. And he hoped. So I finally got hold of him and he kinda flew out of my hands. So I took him home after I got him again 3 times. and I babyed it for 3 hours and my mom told me to put him back so I did and left for 2 hours and the little baby was still there so I took it home and my dad drove us back and I put him in the flower pot and hoped he would not get killed. Was it a good Idea to leave him?


Answer by shrotstuff
Submitted on 6/28/2006
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i have an egg but i have saved a bird before you can also cut up 3 worms and put it threw a straw (at one end of the straw) open the birds mouth blow on the side with no worm on it blow the worms  into its mouth that is what the momma bird dose


Answer by jenna
Submitted on 6/28/2006
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feed it wet cat or dog fod  4 a robin beef cat or dog foob is good giv it water with a eye droper do not giv it milk or bred do not giv it to much food or water at a time it will choock


Answer by baby girl
Submitted on 7/7/2006
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a though you have a small yard you should take a shovel and try to  find as many worms as possible!the baby robin might get a bit thursty so, you should take a baby bottle and spray some water into his mouth.
good luck with your robin!


Answer by LAH
Submitted on 7/10/2006
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What I did when I saw a baby robin fall from it's nest was to immediately try to locate the nest.  Once I saw the nest was too high in the tree to replace the baby, I took it in and made a basket/nest for it.  After 12 hrs or so, the baby began to eat some worms.  Don't feed it more than 2 at a time.  Then, I mashed up some science diet dog food and fed it to the baby by hand.  Usually 2-3 pinches/feeding and 2 worms completely satisfies the baby robin.  Within a week, the baby's feathers were beginning to become more developed and shortly she began to take short flights and hopping out of the basket.  I knew immediately that it wouldn't be long before she could fly on her own. So, I began taking her outside brief periods throughout the day to see if she would fly.  So far, she will not fly outside.  Now that she is bigger and can fly short distances, she is in a temporary bird cage.  Hopefully within the next week, her wings will grow longer to aid in long flights.  By then she will be able to be released back into the wild, where her natural instincts will help her survive.


Answer by nisha
Submitted on 7/26/2006
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hi i have also have a baby robin and its not doing very well please if any one has answers about what to feed them (mine is approximately 1 and 1/2 weeks old


Answer by Robin (bird Lover)
Submitted on 4/28/2007
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Hi, i am actually the nice one on this site. Here is a way to feed it. Recipe from internet: First get a dozen container of worms at a fish or bait store. Get a natural dry cat food and a slight amount of milk or water. Put all of that in a blender and mix until mushy or thicknd. Take out and put in a little container and reset in 24 hours. Feed to bird with a via eye dropper. Your bird will stay alive and well as i say. It works and hope it works for you. Good Luck.


Answer by Krispy
Submitted on 5/18/2007
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If you want to make the bird not to starve try feeding the baby or bird with a spoonful of milk and it will drink it. you have to make sure it stays on the grass while feeding.


Answer by Bob
Submitted on 5/29/2007
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me too but i gave it a slug he ate but this one (the one i have is a crazy one )


Answer by Erica
Submitted on 5/31/2007
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i get different kinds of baby foods(mostly meat but a mixture like fruits and veggies.) i feed it to them through suringe.


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