Hey guys. Today my neighbors called saying they found a nest of robins that feel from a tree on a windy night. They watched from a far window for a few hours to check if the mother or father would risk caring for them again. They didn't find a single adult in the yard. I took the nest home with me and read up on their lifestyle so I could do my best to save them. Not to much of a surprise when I read their diet was of berries, seeds, worms, and insects of various types. I got a good amount of food in them before night but that wasn't enough to make them want a midnight snack so they woke me up just after I fell asleep. They ate allot that night and so they were happy enough waiting to a bit after sunrise to wake me again. When has eating like a bird actual made sense? I currently am giving them wild fresh black raspberries (just became ripe and the stem is still green and feeding the berries. Earthworms and meal worms. I want them to become fledglings soon so I will be able to get pictures but not go broke trying to find food for the gluttons. Their flight feathers are growing in and they only have a bit of the fury feathers left. The flight ones though still aren't grown in enough to see the skin. (they did grow a bit overnight) Their names are peanut and butter and were named by my 2 little cousins. They named them that because the tip of their nose is colored like peanut butter.
I do have one or two questions, do they need to drink water or is their food wet enough? I did soak each worm before feeding it so that a dry one wouldn't stick any where and go down smooth. Is a healthy poop only white with green solids or can it contain a purple in both parts after eating some black raspberries?
Pics will follow soon.