this section you will find photos to help you
identify a baby starling as well as important
information about caring for and feeding one of
these small wonders. Click the links below to
visit each webpage.
Identifying a Baby Starling or Sparrow
If you have found a wild baby bird and are
not sure that it is a starling, see starling nestling
and fledgling photos here.
Baby Starling and House
Wondering how on earth to care for such a
tiny, helpless creature? Read this webpage for
information about warmth & bedding, hydration,
making a handfeeding formula, how often to feed,
cage info, and raising for release.
Talk Message Board
A place to talk to other starling and sparrow
Starlings and sparrows
can be wonderful pets if given enough time and attention. If you would
like a pet starling, it is a good idea to check with your state Department
of Game and Inland Fisheries, since some states require a state rehab
permit to have them even though they do not protect them.
If you check
with a local avian veterinarian or your State Department of Fish and Game,
they will be able to give you the names of rehabilitators in your area.
Most rehabbers are more than happy to give a baby starling or sparrow to people who
want a pet. However, please don't take one and then change your mind,
for babies raised as pets cannot then be released back into the wild.
This can be a long-term commitment. Starlings can live from 15 to 20 years, sparrows from 12 to 14 years,
so give it some thought before you make such a long term commitment.