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PostSubject: Another baby....   Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:27 am

Recieved a call this morning from an older couple who kept a few pigeons and they have a pair that refuse to care for their newly hatched baby so I was asked to come take it to hand feed.

We in fact gave this couple a pair of our Egyptian Swifts so the husband would have something to occupy his time, they are in their 70's.

So now I have a tiny weak baby in our incubator, luckly I am trying to incubate 3 tortoise eggs so the incubator is nice & warm. Can they share the incubator? They are both in seperate containers. Incubator is set at 89 degrees.

I've fed the baby a runny Exact forumla as soon as we got home.

I really hate handfeeding babies this young so any input would help.
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:03 pm

I don't know if this will help, but I figured I should post it.Handfeeding Help by Helen in England


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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:09 pm

ThePigeonKid wrote:
I dom't know if this will help, but I figured I should post it.Handfeeding Help by Helen in England


Thanks PigeonKid Happy I have that article somewhere... gotta find it! Thanks for the reminder.
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:14 pm

Bless you for helping this little one get a start, Robin. Pigeon angel

I'm afraid I won't be much help as far as advice goes on feeding a newborn as I've never had to do it.

Do you maybe have a pair of pijjies that would foster the baby?

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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:14 pm

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Bless you for helping this little one get a start, Robin. Pigeon angel

I'm afraid I won't be much help as far as advice goes on feeding a newborn as I've never had to do it.

Do you maybe have a pair of pijjies that would foster the baby?


I'm afraid to put it in with any pairs until it gets a bit stronger. Maybe tomorrow I'll try with one of our RN dove pairs, we keep these in the house and this way I can keep a close eye on the baby.
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:30 pm

I just noticed this thread. Taking care of baby Pigeons is very easy if you can keep them warm enough. I keep the incubator between 95 and 98 degrees but if the baby in your care feels warm enough, food is moving through and it's pooping, the temperature is probably ok. Keep in mind though that Pigeons have a body temp of 106.
I don't know abou the eggs...do you have any humidity in the incubator?
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:37 pm

Matilda wrote:
I just noticed this thread. Taking care of baby Pigeons is very easy if you can keep them warm enough. I keep the incubator between 95 and 98 degrees but if the baby in your care feels warm enough, food is moving through and it's pooping, the temperature is probably ok. Keep in mind though that Pigeons have a body temp of 106.
I don't know abou the eggs...do you have any humidity in the incubator?

Thanks Charis. Happy

The temp. has been 89 - 90 degrees, it's nest of paper shredded paper towel is warm and the baby isn't acting cold, healthy pink & warm to the touch.

The last 3 feedings have been mostly warmed water with probotics and just a touch of exact.
Poor baby was very dehydrated by the time I got the call no poop yet though, should I be worried?
Will I have to feed the baby through the night? I've read conflicting info... one says yes the other no.

I have two containers with water in them for the eggs so the humidity is high. The eggs are in a seperate container in the incubator and they are clean.
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:56 pm

Yes you will need to feed through the night until the baby opens his eyes. Gradually thicken the formula and feel free to call me if you need to.
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:09 pm

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Yes you will need to feed through the night until the baby opens his eyes. Gradually thicken the formula and feel free to call me if you need to.

Gotcha :Yes: Thats what I thought. Thanks Charis Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:13 pm

Sending my best wishes that everything goes well, Robin. Circle of Love

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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:24 am

Bless you for taking the baby under your care Robin Circle of Love How is the baby coming along? Sending my best wishes too ((hugs))
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:37 am

Thanks Cindy & Priya Happy

Well we made it through the first night Happy

Still feeding a very weak solution of exact, water & probotics. How long do I keep adding the probotics?

The baby did a poop last night so that was a big relief to me.

I'm a bit nervous about this baby because it's been about 20 yrs. since I've had to feed one this young! Serious EEK!!
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:32 am

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Well we made it through the first night Happy

Glad you guys made it through the night. Happy Dance Thrilled
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:58 am

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Thanks Cindy & Priya

Well we made it through the first night

Still feeding a very weak solution of exact, water & probotics. How long do I keep adding the probotics?

The baby did a poop last night so that was a big relief to me.

I'm a bit nervous about this baby because it's been about 20 yrs. since I've had to feed one this young!


You will be fine. It would help to see a picture of the little guy. I have never added probotics and my babies have done just fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:44 pm




Here's baby! Happy Baby is 2 days old Circle of Love

Photo was taken before a meal so crop is empty.

My husband Jeff is the official baby holder because his hands are always sooo warm That's too funny
mine are usually cold.
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:45 pm

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EgypSwiftLady wrote:
Thanks Cindy & Priya

Well we made it through the first night

Still feeding a very weak solution of exact, water & probotics. How long do I keep adding the probotics?

The baby did a poop last night so that was a big relief to me.

I'm a bit nervous about this baby because it's been about 20 yrs. since I've had to feed one this young!


You will be fine. It would help to see a picture of the little guy. I have never added probotics and my babies have done just fine.


Thanks Charis. Happy

I was reading an article that said to add probotics becuase they would naturally get it from their parents Hmmm It made sense to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:48 pm

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EgypSwiftLady wrote:
Well we made it through the first night Happy

Glad you guys made it through the night. Happy Dance Thrilled


Thanks PigeonKid Happy I am so very thrilled to have made it thru one night! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:49 pm

Do you think we can call the baby Precious?
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:20 pm

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Do you think we can call the baby Precious?

I think Precious is a wondrful name! Thrilled


Of course in honor of you always willing to help any pij that you can. I love it/them
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:54 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:47 pm

Really cool Name! Thrilled Happy Dance
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:33 pm

I hope things are going well, Precious. Circle of Love

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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:55 pm

Hi Robin,

What a tiny little bundle you've got there! I would have been petrified if I had to look after one so young, and I'm very happy to hear that he's doing well. Way To Go
The name's great, too! I love it/them

So funny what you said about your husband being official baby holder because you've got cold hands! I have to put mine under running hot water before I pick my youngsters up! That's too funny
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:57 pm

PS. When I said 'I have to put mine under running hot water' I meant my hands, not my husband... ROTFL ROTFL ROTFL Just thought I'd clarify that!
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PostSubject: Re: Another baby....   Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:15 am

Teresa wrote:
PS. When I said 'I have to put mine under running hot water' I meant my hands, not my husband... ROTFL ROTFL ROTFL Just thought I'd clarify that!


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