Any ideas on what to feed a baby magpie besides crickets and mealworms?

I rescued a baby magpie and named him clyde 🙂 He had been attacked by something after falling out of his tree but he is doing awesome!Teaching howw to learn to fly but he is a bottomless pit…I thought maybe 15 crickets/mealworms a day with baby food?You tell me

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4 Responses to “Any ideas on what to feed a baby magpie besides crickets and mealworms?”

  1. Ash said:

    crickets and worms would do good
    Escpecially Crickets, birds love them

  2. So Confused said:

    Magpie FAQ

    BirdWatch Ireland received more queries about Magpies than any other bird. Some people love them, some people hate them, but everyone seems to have an opinion about them. With this in mind, we have decided to answer some of the most commonly-asked questions about this well-known Irish bird here.

    What family of birds does the Magpie belong to?

    The Magpie is a member of the crow family, the Corvidae. It belongs to the genus Pica, which consists of 3 species:

    the Magpie (Pica pica), sometimes called the Eurasian Magpie, found across Europe, North Africa and Asia.
    the Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) of North America.
    the Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli), which is confined to California.
    These species provide a link between the true crows and the jays.

    What are the habits of the Magpie?

    The Magpie is a very social and conspicuous bird. It is normally observed in pairs or family parties. However it is not unusual to see small flocks or communal roosts. Some pairs maintain a territory throughout the year while others abandon their territory outside the breeding season. It is not unusual to see non-breeding birds within a pair’s territory; it may well be that they are the offspring of a previous year. They are often seen close to humans and can appear to be quite bold, though always very wary. Magpies have a “confident” demeanour and may be seen strutting about with their tails held high. They will readily take to driving off predators such as birds of prey or domestic cats.

    What do Magpies eat?
    Magpies are omnivorous. They feed mainly on the ground, eating a wide range of food, e.g., beetles, seeds, berries, small mammals, small birds and their eggs, nestlings and even reptiles. They may be often observed searching the roads early in the morning for road kill. They will often scavenge around homes, parks etc. searching out scraps.

    Hope I helped 🙂

  3. Rat Catcher said:

    LOA; I’ve kept plenty of magpies and can tell ye that Clyde is going to shrivel up and die on such a meagre ration.

    Get half a pound of minced steak from the butchers. Put it in the fridge and allow Clyde about a ping pong ball sized portion a day. Plus those mealworms and crickets, lightly dusted with SA37.

    Is he feeding himself, or are ye giving it to him? Either way, he’ll need more food to thrive. They’re hungry things, as they grow.

  4. Veneficus M. said:

    I rescue all corvids and you need to be feeding this baby Magpie cat food as this provides all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that it needs to grow. Try feeding it chunky cat food as this is easier to administrate or alternatively wet some dry cat biscuits and feed it those. As to the amounts just feed the baby Magpie as much as it will eat, this usually depends on the age of the bird. All corvids are greedy.

    I currently have three baby magpies and they are all doing very well. The diet you have them on at the moment is insufficient for their dietry needs. All corvids like a variety of foodstuffs, as the bird gets older try it on cheese, bread, chicken, ham crisps (they are salt tolerant) or anything that takes it’s fancy. Good luck.




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