Hello BYC community!
I am new to this form, but not to the BYC community. Long story short, I am the new foster parent of a baby pigeon. He seems to be about 10 days old or so and has some feathers but is nowhere near fully fledged. I have experience raising chickens and ducks but very little experience hand-feeding birds. I have heard about making a substitute formula or getting a parrot formula, but any advice would be useful. How many times should I feed (2 or 3)? Suggestions/preferences regarding formula and administering the formula itself? My biggest fear is administering it wrong, which could lead to aspiration. Also, I have a heat lamp - is that OK to use, and if so, what temperature is the goal? Can I give him some electrolytes as well? (I have some bird electrolytes on hand). Sorry I don't have any pictures at the moment! Please help and thank you all for any advice in advance!