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Individual study: The hand-rearing of an abandoned Bermuda petrel Pterodroma cahow chick from Nonsuch Island, Bermuda

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Raine A.F. & Abernethy K.E. (2006) The hand-rearing of an abandoned Bermuda petrel Pterodroma cahow chick from Nonsuch Island, Bermuda. Conservation Evidence, 3, 4-5


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Artificially incubate and hand-rear seabirds in captivity Bird Conservation

A small study on Bermuda in summer 1997 (Raine & Abernethy 2006) found that an abandoned Bermuda petrel Pterodoma cahow chick was successfully hand-reared from approximately three months old until fledging, 20 days later. The chick was fed on 60-90 cm3 of blended squid and shrimp in a 2:1 ratio, nutrient tablets and warm water. The chick was allowed outside to exercise its wing muscles for a week before eventual fledging.