How long do birds stay in their nest?

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Have a ever seen a baby bird? If so, you might have thought it looked pretty cute!

Newly born baby birds are called “hatchlings” or “nestlings.” They are usually featherless and can’t see very well, so these youngsters rely a lot on their parents, who bring them food and watch over them.

Because they’re so fragile, nestlings don’t leave their nest until about two weeks later, although the exact timing depends on the type of bird. A baby bird who is ready to leave the nest is called a “fledgling.” Fledglings spend about two weeks getting help from their parents, learning how to find food and fly.

Once a bird is no longer a fledgling, it’s known as a “juvenile.” Juveniles look and act much more like adult birds, which is what they soon become!

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