NEWBORN Baby Pigeon!! HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crystalchik, May 16, 2009.

  1. crystalchik

    crystalchik Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2008
    Central Florida
    Well, long story short, my pigeons abandoned thier egg and since they had set on for a while I figured I would try to finish the incubation....and it JUST HATCHED!!! I am thrilled, but I have never dealt with a pigeon at such a young age and know nothing about how to care for such a young baby. I have a lot of experience with handfeeding so I am set there.
    I need to know how often to feed it and if I should supplement anything to replace the pigeon milk it should be having? I will be handfeeding with Exact baby bird formula...that is what I use for my cockatiels. Any other information is very much appreciated and ASAP would be even better! I have a hungery squeeker on my hands! [​IMG]
    Thank you so much!
  2. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    I'm not going to be any help but congratulations on your hatch.
  3. lds_horselover2005

    lds_horselover2005 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 16, 2008
    South Central PA
    You are supposed to feed it every 2 hours, I think, round the clock until it is about 2 weeks old. You can just feed it that baby bird has everything in it a baby bird needs. That is all I know. I tried raising 2 baby pigeons and they both ended up dying. I hope that you luck is alot better then mine!
  4. chickeepoo

    chickeepoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    Is your newly hatched pigeon doing OK?
    I'm going to add to the advice, use a tiny bit of baby food meat like chicken, Stage 1 (the itty bitty jar), a tiny bit of acidophilus (I ground the capsules into powder and used a miniscule pinch at each feeding to add to the formula) and just a tiny bit of calcium. You want to duplicate the crop milk as closely as possible. Google to see if there's anything else you can add. Make a fresh batch at each feeding, about 1 oz., every 2 hours - I raised a newly hatched morning dove (Frances) on this after the mother abandoned her nest ahead of Hurricane Frances and I put the remaining egg in the incubator that Saturday¬Ö Tuesday there was a tiny blind fuzzball waiting to be hand reared! I did stay in touch with a local wildlife rehabilitator, and she weighed the chick weekly and advised me on its feeding. I found the tiny, curved, hard rubber tip for hand feeding on the tiniest syringe they make, the best for that small a bird. The other lady used the latex nipples for her various bird babies. Good luck and let us know how it's going.
  5. ClairedeLune

    ClairedeLune Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    Denver, Colorado
    Congrats on the new addition!

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