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I can't seem to feed these wild baby doves?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by FrostyWind, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. FrostyWind

    FrostyWind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I get them to open their mouth to feed them. Both are small ground doves and they might just die if they won't let me shove some moistened pellets down their throats? and the syringes aren't working? Is their anything else I can try?

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    [​IMG] I would definitely appreciate it if someone help me rear them
     
  2. Akiko

    Akiko Out Of The Brooder

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    Put food in zip plastic bag and cut corner to make a small hole and put baby's beak in the hole. Baby eat it. See Youtube , Baby Pision Feeding !Your babys are so cute.
     
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  3. FrostyWind

    FrostyWind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you

    But I do put the food in the zip lock bags and they just twist their beaks out and head of the bag and my hand. So what age do think they are? 14 days? 10? does it look like its time to feed them millet seeds now? or I gotta wait little bit longer?. They never want to keep their beaks inside, they take like little slurps and chunks? and their crops are never big like what youtube shows? so will they die? is there anything else I can try, I do pry their beaks open but they are always escape my hand before I shove the feed down, their beaks are very small cause you know they are common ground dove chicks? I don't want them to be dead... Its getting hard.
     
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Check out this link and some of the other post in the right hand margin provided there :

     
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  5. FrostyWind

    FrostyWind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, but those pigeons are normal size squabs and its easy to stick something in their mouths to eat, but these doves are ruddy ground dove chicks, they keep taking their beaks out of the zip lock bag, and I don't know if they like the layer pellets I moisten for them, cause they just move their heads away and try to come out my hand ( I can handle that but I cant handle their beaks coming out).
    BUT looking at the photos I posted, Do I still feed them moisten pellets or do I feed them normal millets I feed my adult ringneck doves?

    Thank you
     
  6. Akiko

    Akiko Out Of The Brooder

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    They look to young to eat nomal millets, but If they can pick and eat , it's Ok to feed it, but they still don't eat , not hungry?
     
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  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Trauma... taken from the wild, most young animals will refuse to eat for humans...
     
  8. Akiko

    Akiko Out Of The Brooder

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    Your babies look this age. check this link. He feeds food past.

     

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