How to feed a swallow baby

If we find a baby swallow wound, we can take care of it before releasing it back into its habitat. If we leave it free while it is not yet fully cured, it is difficult for it to survive. In .com we explain how to feed a baby swallow.

Steps to follow:


The first thing we have to do, after curing the breeding wound, is to go to a specialized store to buy insectivore breeding stock for birds. It is a product that we will not find difficult.


We will also have to buy a special syringe that we will use to administer the food paste, mixed with water.


At the time of feeding the swallow, we must direct ourselves with gentle movements to avoid that the baby is frightened and refuses to eat.


Although the normal thing is that if he is hungry, the swallow will instinctively open the beak, some young will refuse to open the beak and, then, we will be the ones who have to open it. We must proceed with great care to avoid causing harm to the animal and, also, so that it does not bite us.


Once prepared, we will have to slightly introduce the syringe into the beak of the animal and, little by little, push so that the paste mixed with the water, goes entering the throat of the young .


We will have to give the young five or six daily meals of the pasta mixed with the water. In addition, we can leave a container with water that can be used alone when desired.


When we finish feeding the baby swallow in each of the shots, we must clean the beak to avoid any infection and also control that the paste does not obstruct the nostrils of the animal.

  • Visit a veterinarian to explain more details.