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  1. #1 What do i feed a very young sparrow? 
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    I've only had this sparrow for about a day and I'm not sure what to feed it. It's VERY small, just a little bit bigger than my thumb tip. It was really hyper yesterday and wouldn't shut up, but now it hardly peeps. We also have a young robin that we're getting ready to let go and it loves cat food mushed in water, but I'm not sure the sparrow will eat enough of it. It just spits it back out. I was thinking about crushing wild birdseed and putting it in water or mushing plain cheerios in water, but I'm afraid that might hurt it. And I don't think I'll be able to go to the pet store to buy baby bird food, either. Please give suggestions.
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    never mind. i dont think it will make it. its having seizures


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    It just died.
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    Did you call a vet? The sparrow must have been very ill, poor bird.
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    Wait no it didn't, not yet. But I'm 99% positive it will. I don't know why I'm so sad. I mean, it wouldn't have made it anyway. It was in the middle of the road. I've got to keep hope in that 1%...
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    And no, I didn't call a vet... I want to, but I don't know what a vet could do for something so small. It's just sitting in its box now...
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    Ughhh... I just feel really bad for it... At least it didn't get smooshed by a car... I guess...
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    Okay. Never mind. It's 100% dead... I feel horrible...
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    Okay. Never mind. It's 100% dead... I feel horrible...
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    Blue; Sorry, I didn't see this yesterday AM. Sensing your frustration, there was probably nothing you could have done to save the young sparrow. Many birds feed their young, by digesting food (worms, bugs) then bringing back up to the young.
    I don't think grinding a worm down to a near liquid, would have worked, but would have been my suggestion. It would never have taken the bird seed and if had would have choked to death.
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    That's what I was going to say. Next time you have a baby bird in your possession and you want it to live try regurgitating some worms and feeding that to him. Either that or give it to the humane society or something similar and they'll take care of it.

    Chances are if you take birds from nests or find them on the road or something it is going to die if you don't find it a home where it can be well taken care of. (I know I made that mistake once too when I was a lot younger.)
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    Oh it seems i should've come earlier.

    I've been keeping various kinds fo birds for years.

    For sparrows, your case is different, cuz' we can't get babby birds esp. sparrows, which is a very wild strain. The best way to feed is that you get some millet which should be washed fo times, then you dip the millet in the water for almost one day, under the sun to eliminate the chloride in the runing water. Remember don't let the water level be over 1 inch higher than the amount of the millet, for the sake of keeping fresh.Savvy? Thus your millet is now soft and harmless to the babby sparrow, and its stomache..... Attention, don't feed too much a day at one time. One sponful of the millet is enough. in order to meet the nutrition needs, you can also chop some vegetables into pieces and mix in the millet .....


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    BUT, if what you described is not a babby sparrow, but a cub which has been living with their parents, things are entire different.........


    Tell me which one it was.
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    Whoh, I'm sorry for you; that feeling must completely suck - my sympathy, man.
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