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Hi, Welcome to Just Answer. I'm Chris, a small animal Vet based in the UK. I am reviewing your question and will get back to you as soon as possible
Well done for rescuing this bird. It sounds like you are doing a pretty good job of rearing him. I'm sorry to hear that the other one didn't make it. In the wild they would eat a diet made up of worms, insects, spiders and seeds. If you need something to hand feed then I would suggest Emeraid Intensive care Omnivore. When he is stronger and able to fly it would be advisable to try and release him as soon as possible to give him the best chance of survival in the wild.
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The convulsions may be due to a dietary deficiency or possibly due to low blood sugar levels. Hopefully this will improve with better diet.
I don't know of any books in particular, this link seems to have good information http://wildpro.twycrosszoo.org/S/00Man/AvianHusbandryTechniques/UKBHusbIndTech/HR_Av_Passerines.htm
Yes that is correct, the Emeraid is mainly for hand feeding/crop tubing birds, if he is eating by himself then the mixture of seed and insects/worms should be fine, maggots from a fishing shop will probably go down well.
I did also come across this one, but again is more for hand feeding http://www.wildlife-rescue.org.uk/wordpress/?product=baby-bird-handrearing-formula
You could crumble a small amount of the vitamins in, but it is probably unnecessary if you a feeding a good quality wild bird seed and supplementing with live food
You're welcome. Yes I think if he is eating well by himself then that would work fine. Good luck!