The sparrow is a small bird native to Eurasia and North Africa. Currently distributed throughout the world, this brown bird with black and reddish tones is no more than 16cm in length and can be easily raised by following a few simple steps. If you wonder or have questions about how to care for a sparrow baby, keep reading this article, we will tell you all the information.

Steps to follow:

1. It is important to ensure that the sparrow is in good health.

If we have found it on the ground, we have to check that it is not near its nest. Sparrows protect their young and accompany them during their growth. Likewise, if you see that it is out of its nest and the sparrow has not yet developed its feathers, it may have fallen due to a gust of wind. In these cases, it is always advisable to return the baby sparrow to its nest. If we can’t re-introduce it, we can take it back to care for it.

2. To be able to take care of a baby sparrow, at first, we will need a nest or a box to shelter it. Another option is to use a cage that we advise to always keep open. The sparrow baby will associate it with a safe place and will have it as his home. If it is always kept with food and drink, the sparrow will flutter around the house and return to its cage to be safe and warm.

3. To make you comfortable, we will prepare a bed / trundle for you during your stay. This can be cotton, soft fabric, an old sock, or feathers, making sure that there are no insects among the material. We must ensure that the baby is warm as they need a lot of heat. This bed must be kept clean every day.

4. We have to place the cage in a ventilated place, where indirect sunlight reaches; it is not recommended that the sparrow be exposed to direct sunlight for a long time. However, it is not advisable to completely avoid its reception, since the baby sparrow needs sunlight to color its wings.

5. If we have collected the baby sparrow from the street we must think that it is possibly dehydrated after spending several hours outside the nest. In its natural environment, its parents would give it small drops of water directly from its beak. In our case, it is advisable to give our mouth a little water. Once you notice the freshness of it, the sparrow will drink from it. If we do not dare we can use a small syringe, without a needle, or a drop by drop to drink little by little.

It is very important not to give the sparrows milk, since they do not tolerate it and could die from it. The calcium contribution is received from their diet (crushed insects, cuttlefish bone or sterilized eggshell).

6. The feeding of young sparrow is performed in the first weeks by a needleless syringe. This approaches the beak and the baby will eat the porridge that we give it. They eat every 2 to 3 hours. If we detect that they have an empty crop, we can also feed them.

We can make your food the easy way. We prepare porridge and introduce it into the syringe. We will give the porridge by letting the liquid come out so that the sparrow eats it alone, without introducing it into its mouth.

7. To start we can make these three porridges, it is very easy:

  • We can soak half a Maria cookie with water, until the cookie is made into mush.
  • We can soften ground dog food soaked in water to create a paste. This porridge is very complete.
  • We can buy farm pasta. This is sold in bird shops. They are made from eggs and are prepared by soaking them with water to create the porridge.

8. When we feed them we have to be careful not to stain them with porridge or pasta, since this can dry out and end up being a problem when it sticks on their feathers. On the other hand, we must also observe that the nostrils of the beak are not obstructed, since it could trigger a greater problem.

9. As it grows, the sparrow will feed on its own and we can use a container to peck directly.

10. If you want the sparrow to be in the best condition, the ideal would be to provide it with a couple of trays. One with water and one with fine sand. In this way the sparrow will take its baths of sand and water to deworm itself.

11. Remember that if you have any doubts, it is advisable to go to a specialist or veterinarian for help.


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