Hi! I have picked up a baby woodpigeon that fell from its nest. The parent was pecking on it in attempt to kill it. It has a wound on its back that we are trying to heal right now. It is disinfected. It is about 13(?) days old, it is warm, seems healthy. The first day it was very down and quiet. We fed it a little bit of boiled egg yolk liquified with water before we knew it was a baby pigeon. Then after we found out this is a baby pigeon we read that you should feed it oatmeal. During nighttime it defecated which I take as a good sign (?). Today it is a bit more active than yesterday, squeels and spreads wings. Also refuses to eat oatmeal and sometimes gently pecks our fingers. This is our very first experience with baby pigeons and we are scared to wrong it in any way. I read about the stress signs which are opening of the beak and heavy breathing, so we are actively trying to minimise the stress. It is in a tiny container with water, some bird seeds and the container is in a separate room where we close the door to minimise noise. It reacts very positively to speech, calms down. 1) How many times should we feed it? And what are the time intervals? 2) How can I tell that it is full? I read about the "bubbles" that appear but I find it a little hard to picture, esp since his back is all wounded. 3) Are there any other things I should do? 4) When do they start flying? And what to do then? 5) When should we release it and should we do it at all? (Since I read that migrating birds always need to make their first flight with parents, otherwise they might fly in an opposite direction and since I read tat woodpigeons are fast to get attached to people) Also, if this is relevant, we have a dog (standard poodle who is very sweet and kind, not at all aggressive and always aids in helping animals) and a cat. Our cat in general is friendly but still, a cat, you never know when his instinct wakes up so wd take special care and are extremely cautious. The cat and dog are best friends with each other. If anything we CAN keep the baby pigeon in our house, and watch carefully for the cat not to injure it. We are capable of buying all the necessary cages or anything that might be needed. The main question is what is best for it, to find a pigeon-keeper or let it stay with us or let it go. Please help! Any advice is welcome!