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Or should i jus stick with bread??
[display_name id=”1″]If your dog caught a bird the bird needs to go to a wildlife rehabber or vet who takes injured wildlife that will transport bird there for care. Either is free. Until then keep warm, feed mealworms, seed. Can also soak dog food or cat food in water cut up and give to bird. Provide shallow cap of water. Needs medical care because saliva from cat or dog is toxic to birds. Also unable to release a bird with no tail feathers. Bread is not good for birds as it contains yeast that can potentially create problems in their crop. Can also cut up small pieces of fruit blueberries apples (cut tiny and offer ). Please get to rehabber or vet thanks for caring. 🙂 Good luck.
Will wild birds eat dog food?We are are all frozen over and snowed in here at the moment – always looking for alternative food sources to put out for wild birds and wondered if they can/will eat tinned dog food? Does it do them any harm?
[display_name id=”1″]Eddies Mum; Great to see ye thinking of the wild birds who are really taking a serious hammering right now.
Tinned Dog food? It’ll have a high enough fat content. Could be a fair amount of cereal in there too, believe it or not. So, it’ll probably do the birds who try some no more harm than it will ye Dog. Only, the birds will find other stuff to supplement it.
Even the more omnivorous birds, fed on tinned Dog food, don’t last. But, as a stop gap? Go for it.
Other stuff to offer the birds? Right now it’s a bit of an emergency situation. I have them virtually begging me for food here. So, about anything ye’ve got. Fruit is good. Solid fats too. The turkeys carcass might make a really welcome soup ~ yeah; Sarcasm! LOL! ~ for you. Or, it could keep a lot of birds alive. Fetch it in though, once it gets dark. Put it back out at first light.
Another point is to spread things around a bit. Half an apple will feed a single Blackbird. Because one will hog it. Put bits of the same half apple six foot apart? More birds have a chance of getting some without being chased away.
Keep that Dog out of the garden, walk it out front. Try not to disturb the birds yeself. Flying into cover and hiding from ye costs them energy and feeding time.
Will wild birds eat parakeet food?My parakeet food just died a few days ago (old age had him for 15 years) and i had a full thing of food… And i wish not to get another parakeet. And i was thinking with the left overs i would put it out after winter for the wild birds to eat…so i guess my question is…… Will wild birds eat parakeet food.
[display_name id=”1″]Absolutely. My parrot’s leftovers go out to my bird feeder every day, I have the happiest critters in the neighborhood.
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This guy seems to basically agree with me.