My sister found a baby pigeon, need help!

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Henrik Petersson, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Henrik Petersson

    Henrik Petersson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My sister just revealed through this Instagram image that she's found a young pigeon, has contacted local authorities, but that we may need to take care of it:

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    - Any guesses on how old it is?
    - What does it eat? I know about crop milk, but is it old enough for us to only feed it solid food?
    - Any other general tips on caring for it?

    EDIT: Looks now like they're going to put it back where they found it. Will update thread of more info comes along!
     
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  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its best to put it back. They don't taste that good anyway.
     
  3. Henrik Petersson

    Henrik Petersson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: They tried to put it back but it kept almost getting hit by cars, so we're taking care of it anyway! I've looked up ingredients to make fake crop milk on Wikipedia, off to buy that now.
     
  4. Henrik Petersson

    Henrik Petersson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last update: My sister managed to reach a taking-care-of-wildlife-person, and it was decided that said person should take care of the pigeon. So the story ended here!
     
  5. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice job helping the pigeon. I think it woudl have got run over by a car if you left it there.
     
  6. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Henrik Petersson

    Henrik Petersson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An interesting read, even though we won't be taking care of that pigeon!
     
  8. alleycatt1560

    alleycatt1560 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a baby mourning dove that I found 2 weeks ago and it loves cooked rice. you just open up the beak and place it in. It will swallow it. Mines doing great so far! its name is Doughnuts!![​IMG]
     

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