to feed a baby Magpie

To: "Tony Russell" <>, "Beth Symonds" <>, "Mike Carter" <>
Subject: to feed a baby Magpie
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 14:32:04 +1000
Wouldn't it be easier for her to just post them to you, Tony?

Peter Shute

 wrote on Friday, 21 September 2007
2:11 PM:

> Now that's what I call TLC. Can I come round for some Beth ?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
>  On Behalf Of Beth Symonds
> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2007 1:32 PM
> To: Mike Carter
> Cc: Arron Wilpour; 
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] to feed a baby Magpie
> Hi Arron,
> It might be worth putting the chick in a "nest" (empty ice
> cream container or box, lined with paper) up somewhere high,
> just in case the parents are still around.  Very often, once
> they think you've left, they will come down and encourage the
> young one to climb back up the nest tree (or one nearby).
> If that doesn't work and you want to raise the baby, then you
> can feed it a few things:
> - soak dog biscuits in water and feed it a few every so often
> (this will keep it hydrated as well as food)
> - buy Wombaroo's Insectivore mix, and mix this into some
> mince, along with a whole egg (shell and all - for the calcium)
> I have raised a baby magpie (Magnus) and he was an absolute
> joy.  He used to lie upside down on my lab while I stroked
> his feathers, would soak himself under the garden sprinkler
> and then knock on the back door for me to let him in and blow
> dry him with my hair dryer!
> Good luck!
> Beth Symonds
> Brisbane

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