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When giving handling/hand-feeding instructions to people, the most common complaint/fear I hear is, “But Devna, I don’t know how to do that! What if I do something wrong?” This is inevitably followed by, “Would you have any videos that we can see?”

I know I have disappointed many of you so far (esp. since we are all communicating over a large distance and I cannot personally demonstrate the techniques) but I hope, to the best of my ability, that we will have a basic set of videos online in the very near future.

Since our videos are primarily intended to be informative or instructional in nature, I will be uploading them with descriptions and links to protocols where relevant. But you will also find occasional videos of the crazy experiences we all go through!

For ease of access and distribution, our videos are all shared on You Tube. Do note, they are uploaded in no particular order; I am simply uploading them as I get the opportunity to.

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Videos Species

Tutorials:

Our tutorials are more explanatory and instructive in nature and ideal for those who are seeking visuals on how to handle or feed baby animals.

Birds: Baby birds of different species feed in a different manner. The suitability of the feeding technique will depend largely upon the species in question but also on the individual baby being handled.

Ensure to feed in a gentle and slow manner. Patience is the key here. Your feeding speed must match the intake of the baby. Don’t rush the chicks; let them feed at their pace. It is only weaker babies that feed in a slow manner, while healthier babies feed at a good pace. The objective is to have healthy ‘n strong babies, not to feed at a faster pace. Be patient and handle them gently so they can come up to their normal pace.

Reuniting

Reuniting a baby crow


Force feeding

Force feeding, for e.g. Feeding a recently rescued koel


Hand-feeding

Feeding baby barbets (1)

Feeding baby barbets (2)

Feeding baby barbets (3)

Feeding baby barbets with a pair of blunt-tipped forceps (1)

Feeding baby barbets with a pair of blunt-tipped forceps (2)

Feeding a baby Plum-headed parakeet (1)

Feeding a baby Plum-headed parakeet (2)

Feeding a baby Plum-headed parakeet – close-up

Hand-feeding a baby Plum-headed parakeet – Weaning 1

Hand-feeding a baby Plum-headed parakeet – Weaning 2

Feeding a baby parakeet with a pair of blunt-tipped forceps 1

Feeding a baby parakeet with a pair of blunt-tipped forceps 2

Feeding a baby parakeet with a pair of blunt-tipped forceps 3

Feeding baby birds - a gentle tap on the beak encourages a feeding response

Baby barbets: Feeding competition and aggression

Feeding babies inside the box 1 - ensure that each baby gets a full feed

Feeding babies inside the box 2 – may not be an ideal process

Feeding babies inside the box 3 – spacing them out to prevent competition

Baby tailorbird – feeding and pooping

Feeding a baby tailorbird – 1

Feeding a baby tailorbird – 2

Hand feeding a young pigeon


Weaning

Weaning: Encouraging baby barbets to eat on their own

Beginning weaning – feeding mealworm viscera to a young bat

Weaning a baby micro bat - preparing a feed of mealworm viscera


Giving water to babies

Giving water to a baby bat


Care

Baby barbets playing in wet foliage 1

Baby barbets playing in wet foliage 2

Baby barbets grooming after playing in water

Baby barbets move by backing away



Videos:

From the Wild

Wild parakeet feeding it’s baby

Wild parakeet babies begging to be fed

Fledgling crows begging to be fed

Tailorbird at her nest


Animals in Distress

Bat caught in manja/kite flying thread


Reuniting

Love how parents don’t give up (1) – ma

Love how parents don’t give up (2) – pa

Love how parents don’t give up (3) – ma again


Feeding/Eating

Baby koel eating papaya

Barred buttonquail feeding

Baby barbets – just weaned


Giving water

Rescued bat’s first drink of water


Babies vocalizing

Baby barbets – hungry babies peeping 1

Baby barbets – hungry babies peeping 2

Baby Plum-headed parakeet – hungry baby vocalizing 1

Baby Plum-headed parakeet – hungry baby vocalizing 2

Baby Plum-headed parakeet cooing with pleasure after his feed


Aggression

Aggressive display by crows


Care


Sleeping

Baby barbets sleeping 1

Baby barbets sleeping 2

Baby tailorbird sleeping – 1

Baby tailorbird sleeping – 2


Behaviour

Parakeet: Eye pinning or flashing

Baby Plum-headed parakeet preening