Rescued a baby pigeon HELP!!

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    So I saw this baby pigeon by my house last night and brought it home.. he's got something growing by his eyes.. he's active but needs to be force fed.. I took him to the vet today and they say that the growing is kind of like a pox and is drying off.. however she was unsure [​IMG] I have baby ducklings at home and m worried for both of them.. can someone tell me what I must do please .. pictures below
     
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    Will it affect my other ducklings?? How old is this pigeon?? Please someone help me
     
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    Someone please !!!
     
  7. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks extreamely hardy and resilient to disease etc so don't worry. I used herbal oil mix "vet Rx" and cured pox popped on own drying up, no other birds in coop or yard got pox, even it's mate or young ever years after.
     
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    @laughingdog Pigeons just staying in the same place.. puffed up and eyes closed.. I'm giving her the muti vitamin syrup doctors gave..literally force feeding her.. will she get alright? When will she start to move?
     
  9. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like domestic pigeon breed mix, maybe baby from stray homers. If it's feathering in under armpits it's fledging getting ready to feed self and fly, if feathered in fully under wing/armpit then should be feeding self flying as soon as healthy. Keep low small teacup tied in each front corner of cage so can keep feed in one (play with a straw or chopsticks and fingers to get it picking at and playing with eating). Water same in other teacup. Should take days at that age to get idea. It looks three to six weeks old. Flight feathers in wings and tail havENT grown longer yet. Check mouth for sores pustules bumps etc usually called canker. If sores in mouth or trouble eating, it can be fed cheap layer pelletsat this age slid down throat on its right side after each piece played around in bowl and taken from while making certain feeding sound. After days when make sound it'll run to bowl begging n pecking eating feed. Otherwise cheap birdseed n scratch great mixed with cheap layer feed.
     
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    May need to give it heat lamp, ten gallon tank or box withow heat pad wrapped around lil tent it can be surrounded by, or warm room put in (80°-100° if still ruffled and hunched up). Canker and eye colds etc signs of different diseases attacking system usually as all birds have canker etc but do not show over abundance or symptoms till immune system compromised already. Cheap chicken layer pellets will boost up energy hopefully. Does it drink if it's beak dipped in luke warm water? Unfortunately at this age birds immune systems tested and some don't make it, but your giving it greater chance than stray or feral. Feel it's chest or "keel", and should feel meat on both sides equally or no keel bone at all but sick birds get boney and bad signwhen feet get shriveled up and feel nothing but bone. What color consistency are droppings, or do they stick to but or feathers etc?
     

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