Rescued pheasant - any tips???

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by jacyjones, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have rescued a young pheasant from my local shoot that was injured when it arrived last week. It was unable to stand and in the 3 days I have had it it now stands but tends to walk backwards. It can fly. I have it in my indoor pen that I have used for young chickens. It has a lamp at night, food, water and some branches to hide under as well as a shavings area to lie in. I also give it grass each day. Is there anything else I should do for it as this is my first time with a pheasant?
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  2. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any chance someone could answer this as I really need some advice? thanks [​IMG]
     
  3. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    It may have brain damage in which case, only time will tell if it will get better or not. You seems to be giving it everything it needs so just wait & see from now.
     
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    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks - yes, I was wondering about brain damage. As long as you think I am doing the right things I will continue and hope it improves.
     
  5. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A pheasant usually flies as a last resort, preferring instead to run. Even under the best of conditions, they can can't fly very far. They land away from danger and take off running again. If you are planning on keeping him as a pet or a breeder its OK, but if he can't run forward, its over for him in the wild. Who knows, maybe he'll recover.
     
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    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well - the pheasant is doing really well and is now walking forwards quite strongly. I think I will return her to the pen with the others in about a week as she has a better chance of surviving than she will here. I will let you know what I decide.
     

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