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Baby Starlings

Discussion in 'Nursery Rhyme Drive' started by Strider, 6/14/17.

  1. Strider

    Strider Moving in

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    A friend found some abandoned starlings in her barn and is giving them to me tomorrow. I have no experience with baby birds. Any advice would be appreciated. Should I be concerned about disease spreading to my parakeets?
     
  2. theocnoob

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    Yes. Don't keep the birds inside. Keep them safe somewhere outside. And always wash your hands thoroughly. I wouldn't risk it personally but if you must do it, they would probably do well with baby parrot mash with some extra protein mixed in as starlings eat a lot of bugs (they are omnivorous). Once they wean you can transfer them over to bugs, seed, etc. Try to avoid food they'll never find in the wild like pellets.

    I really don't know what kind of chances human raised starlings would have in the wild.
     
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    Bring them to a wildlife rehabilitator! It's safest for the starlings (raising young birds, especially the fragile songbirds, is very complicated, and there's a large chance of death to the babies unless done by someone more experienced), and it's dangerous to your parakeets as well, as desieses can spread. Where are you located? I'm a beginning wildlife rehabber of small mammals, and I would love to help you find one if you like (if on the off chance you live in Maine/NH, I'd be happy to transport to a bird rehabber!) Hope everything works out :)


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