HELP ME!!! abandoned youngster

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by iThOuGhTfLuFfYwAsAgIrL!, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. iThOuGhTfLuFfYwAsAgIrL!

    iThOuGhTfLuFfYwAsAgIrL! Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure the age...or if it still feeds from it mother (?)
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    Is there anything I need to do? (It's nighttime here so if there's nothign urgent it can wait til morning?)

    Right now he/she is in the garage with water and some food...and there is a perch. He/she makes little peeping noises so i am very worried...measures approx. 20cm long and 7cm wide at crop.

    Thankyou
     
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    He has left the nest & the parents will continue to feed him for a little while as he learns to fly properly & eat by himself. Put him back where you found him early in the morning if not tonight so that the parents will come back for him later. Put some seeds & water next to him outside if you feel bad for him.
     
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a fully weaned fledgling.... leave some small seed in there it'll learn to peck at it... if he doesn't know where the water is, dip his beak in it.
     
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  4. iThOuGhTfLuFfYwAsAgIrL!

    iThOuGhTfLuFfYwAsAgIrL! Out Of The Brooder

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    He knows how to eat seed, but there's also this fishy smell... is that normal?
     
  5. TAWhatley

    TAWhatley New Egg

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    iThOuGhTfLuFfYwAsAgIrL! :

    He knows how to eat seed, but there's also this fishy smell... is that normal?

    The fishy smell isn't normal and may indicate a problem like canker or sour crop. Gently open the beak and have a look.
    If you see any growths that look sort of like cottage cheese, it's canker and needs to be treated. The meds are pretty
    easy to obtain and not too expensive.

    Terry​
     

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