I don't know the proper name of this tool. It is for moving logs. I think it's about useless because it is very difficult to maneuver them. They don't want to open up enough to actually grip the log. I suppose magickally they could be used to bring something to you or to grab opportunity, but because I don't like using these wannabe tongs in real life, I doubt I would have much success. I had this problem when I first became a practicing Witch. Something about the tool has to speak to me on a primal level. Something has to say, this is magick, or I can't make it work.
Now, about feeding. I'm using the broom to banish but I thought I should balance things out. I moved my dragon over to the fireplace. He didn't want to be photographed. I tell the dragon what I want and he brings it to me. I've had him a long time. He is definitely awake. Draco is fed either by crystal energy (I place a charged crystal in his box) or by my blood. Before you freak out, remember that I am a diabetic and I stick my fingers multiple times a day. I feed him one drop. This happens maybe once a month. How often he needs to be fed depends on how much he does for me. He sometimes goes months sleeping. Sometimes Draco disappears. He left when we moved in. I made sure he was carefully packed up. When I unpacked his box, it was empty. I panicked. I searched everywhere, even looked in places I knew he wouldn't be because I was certain it was my fault he was lost. He couldn't be found. Then several months later I opened the box and there he was. That's the problem with familiars, they don't always tell you things. You are on a need to know basis and mostly they think you shouldn't know their business.
There are other ways to feed familiars. Some will accept holy water, pollen, honey, spices, sunlight, moonlight, milk, crystals, or charms. They just need an energy source to draw from. Each familiar is different. Some need to be awakened then fed, and others need to 'live' before it can awake. You'll have to meditate with your broom to figure out if it can be familiar. Remember with fimiliars you are growing them. Unless yours is an animal or plant, it will only grow in power, not size.