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What To Do With A Sick Pidgeon  
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

Hi,

Earlier today I took in a wood pidgeon which was unable to fly, and fast becoming a magnet for the neighborhood cats. It appears to be quite disoriented and its tail is at a funny angle, I think it might have flown into one of our upstairs windows, judging by a large mark which has appeared on the glass. So, does have any suggestions as to what I should do with this poor creature, its still bright and cooing happily so I don`t think its fatally wounded. Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks in advance,

Dan  Smile


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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

Shoot it.

User currently offlineAvianceGirlUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Take it to a vet..
and its a PIGEON.. no D..
Or just kill it.. bastard pigeons..


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

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2 Tbs Olive oil
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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13554 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1457 times:
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While you've got a big heart for taking in a pigeon, keep your health in mind as well - wild pigeons are essentially rats with wings and carry many forms of disease.

I'd probably try to get rid of it as soon as possible if I were you. Take it to a wooded area and release it, possibly at the base of a hedge or shrub so it can take cover if it needs to.



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User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

Kill it..

I would advise against eating a pidgeon not from a farm.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Well, shooting it wasn`t really what I had in mind, and its not like the town Pigeons, Wood Pigeons are different. OK I'm probable being way to soft here, after all it is just another wild animal, but I kninda feel sorry for it, few weeks ago I saw its mate getting eaten by a falcon. Yeah, I phoned a vet who told me to contact the RSPCA, who were as usual useless and said they would help me but only if I took it 45 miles to their nearest practice.

Cheers for the spelling correction AvianceGirl,

Dan  Smile



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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5694 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

I'm sure that people from the RSPB will give an expert advice what to do. BTW, it's very nice of you to take care about animals!  Big thumbs up

http://www.rspb.org.uk


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13554 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1435 times:
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OK I'm probable being way to soft here, after all it is just another wild animal, but I kninda feel sorry for it, few weeks ago I saw its mate getting eaten by a falcon

First off, you shouldn't feel too bad. That bird was playing its part in the food chain, providing a meal to a hungry falcon.

More importantly though - you actually have the ability to identify pigeons individually, down to which ones mate with others?  Nuts

Ok, you've now ventured into the "desperately in need of a hobby" category.  Big grin

[Edited 2004-08-31 01:08:07]


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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 3853 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

I would advise against eating a pidgeon

I just ate sweet & sour chicken! Yuck!



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

EA CO AS,

I do know that this is the bird which recently lost its mate for a couple of reasons; 1 Its been moping about the area in which its mate was eaten since it happened and 2 has been the only one in their nest area, and now there are none so I`m confident on which bird I have. I`m going to wait until tomorrow morning and give it some time in the sun to warm up, and see if it feels like flying, save that I will try the RSBP,

Thanks for your help  Big thumbs up

Dan  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

Follow it around and clean up its waste. Something pidgeon feeders do not do.They are on a scale with roaches. If you shoot it, don't use a camera.


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User currently offlineBritish767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 284 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

No need for pigeons in the world. Kill the bugger.

[Edited 2004-08-31 01:37:18]

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

This is kind of ironic, because about a month ago I found a wounded tired pigeon in my backyard. This one was solid white, clean looking and huge. I noticed he had a tag on his leg and I was able to get close enough to get his ID # from it. I got online and tracked down his owner and it turned out he was a certified thoroughbred racing pigeon that went off course. His owner said he was launched from Illinios for a race to Detroit. Apparently they had problems with solar-flares which apparently can throw off the birds' built-in sense of direction. All I had to do was catch it, feed it and water it for about 4 days, then let it go. By then he had his strength back up and took off for home.

As for your pigeon, I don't know if I'd want to try to catch a wild bird. I know around here, we have a people that will come out and get it. They specialize in capturing wounded wild birds and nursing them back to health, but they usually do this for birds of prey like hawks and eagles. Maybe you could look for something like that?



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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 14, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1376 times:



User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

Return it to where you found it. Then fumigate your house.


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