Baby pigeon rescue, need help and care advice!

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by pifflepiffle, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. pifflepiffle

    pifflepiffle New Egg

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    Please help! Two baby (what I'm assuming are) pigeons fell from my tree 2 days ago and only one survived. There are no injuries as I can tell, but I'm panicking about feeding and hydration! [​IMG]

    This was it 2 days ago and while I thought I was doing okay, forums have been sending me back and forth!

    I've been feeding it Kay tee exact mixed with mashed peas and it eats the mix through a plastic cup with slit tense plastic tied onto the front.
    I feed it 3-4 times a day but worry about it going without at night.
    I've been dipping the bottom of its beak in warm water and it has a bit, but now I'm reading it can kill it ;_;

    How often do I feed it?
    Can it drink water?
    Is it okay to not eat over 8 hours?
    Please help with any information at all. I'm losing sleep hoping I'm doing okay with it.


    **update** the peeper is really coming along! I feed it 6am, 2pm, and 10pm. I check it's crop every time and make sure I carefully try to get it to have water an hour before feeding to get it accustomed to drinking. Here's a photo update!

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  2. Hokum Coco

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  3. pifflepiffle

    pifflepiffle New Egg

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    Thank you so much! I'll dial it back to 3 times a day. I'm glad to know I'm at least feeding it alright in general. More feathers are coming in so I'm excited that it's growing decent.

    It eats about a table spoon at a time right now and usually just wants to sleep after. Is that enough to eat?

    Also it rests in a fleece bird cubby I lined with socks. My home is usually around 75-80 degrees so do you think it might be sufficient?

    Sorry for the barrage and thank you so much. I just want to make sure it's happy and well c:
     
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  5. pifflepiffle

    pifflepiffle New Egg

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    Thank you again! I forgot to mention I do check it's crop because that was one of the first things I read and it scared the daylights out of me. It's a huge relief to know I'm doing decent with it.
     
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  6. pifflepiffle

    pifflepiffle New Egg

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    Update. The baby bird is eating properly on schedule but I'm having a hard time weaning it. Any tips? Also we purchased a cage for it and while it's got the fleece alcove to sleep in, I was wondering what types of toys or things should I get for when it's older?

    Lastly I was cleaning food from its head when I found what looks like a scab or dried blood. I can only gather that it came from the initial fall from the tree but should I be worried? It's been nearly a week and I would hope if it were bad something would have happened by now.

    Advice?

    Here it is in its cage today
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  7. Hokum Coco

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