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Help. Injured Pigeon in my garden.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by EmzieAngel, Aug 11, 2009.


  1. EmzieAngel

    EmzieAngel PetForums VIP

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    I didn't know where to post this, so sorry if it's in the wrong place.
    We've found a pigeon with an injured wing in our garden.

    Who is best to call?
     
  2. rona

    rona Guest

    You need DD the wonder girl :D:D
     
  3. EmzieAngel

    EmzieAngel PetForums VIP

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    I've managed to catch it and put it in a box and have given it some bird seed and water.
     
  4. houndies

    houndies PetForums Member

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    Can you take it to the vet? Last week I found a baby bird in our garden and took it to the vet and it was picked up by a bird sanctuary. The little guy is doing fine now.
     
  5. EmzieAngel

    EmzieAngel PetForums VIP

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    Yeah I can.
    Will have to wait till my mum gets home though.
    And glad to hear the baby bird is ok :)
     
  6. Inca's Mum

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    Probably your local vets, and they can advise you on what to do next.
     
  7. DevilDogz

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    I will pm you a number now...please try not to go to a vet if you can help it..most get PTS
     
  8. EmzieAngel

    EmzieAngel PetForums VIP

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    Yeah, I thought that might be what happens.
    Thanks DD.
    x
     
  9. rona

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    Have you got your Saviour cape on ;)
     
  10. DevilDogz

    DevilDogz Guest

    As always :D:D Number sent! :)
     
  11. katef

    katef PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,

    yes your local vets would be the best bet. I used to work in a vets and people used to bring in injured wild life all the time. Maybe it would be a good idea to ring them now to get some advice. They will prob close about 5.30, so if you mum doesn't get back until late then it'll have to wait until tommorrow. Just make sure it's in a safe, very quite place, and I know its tempting but try not to keep checking it as it will become stressed. hope this helps. Good luck!
     
  12. TabbyRoad

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    Depending on the severity of the injury leaving him alone in a dark quiet place can work wonders. I have done the same with several pigeons and blackbirds over the years.

    It's a tough call though. I only ever did the above to birds who were more stunned than anything. Flying into windows has been the main culprit.

    There was of course the bird who I helped nurse back to health over 2 days. It flew out of the box into a tree where my cat was waiting and proceeded to kill it :( When your time is up, your time is up it seems.
     
  13. DevilDogz

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    No problem!:) I hope they can help and im sure they can..Let us know what happens
     
  14. EmzieAngel

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    We rang that number DD.
    They said they don't rescue, we'd have to take it to them.
    That's fair enough, but they didn't seem willing to help us out at all or give us any advice.

    We are trying to get in contact with a nearer wildlife rescue which is about 45 minutes away.

    Will update when I have any news.

    x
     
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