34. Passerines: Hand-Feeding Diets

  1. Laurie J. Gage DVM1 and
  2. Rebecca S. Duerr DVM2
  1. Rebecca Duerr

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470376393.ch34

Hand-Rearing Birds

Hand-Rearing Birds

How to Cite

Gage, L. J. and Duerr, R. S. (2007) Passerines: Hand-Feeding Diets, in Hand-Rearing Birds, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470376393.ch34

Author Information

  1. 1

    Served as the Director of Veterinary Services for Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, California

  2. 2

    Received her BS in Marine Biology from San Francisco State University and her DVM from the University of California Davis

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813806662

Online ISBN: 9780470376393



  • passerines;
  • hand-feeding diets;
  • nestling diet;
  • nestling songbirds;
  • caregivers


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Macdiet

  • Formula for Nestling Songbirds

  • Basic Nestling Diet

  • San Diego Zoo Typical Passerine Protocol

  • All Diets

  • Acknowledgments

  • Sources for Products Mentioned

  • References