What Do Baby Finches Eat?


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In the wild, baby finches are fed regurgitated insects by their mothers. According to Bird Channel, hand-reared baby finches are fed a strict diet of an electrolyte formula and commercial hand-rearing baby bird mix.

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Freshly hatched finches should be fed only one small drop of electrolyte formula every two hours for six hours. After the initial electrolyte feedings, the bird can be introduced to a thin mix of commercial hand-rearing baby bird mix every two hours. The bird should not be fed between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. On the seventh day, the feedings should be spaced out to every 3.5 hours. Only experienced bird keepers should attempt to hand-rear a baby bird, as they are very fragile.

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