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PostSubject: Video of Baby Pigeon Being Fed   Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:32 pm



This is one way to feed a baby Pigeon.
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PostSubject: Re: Video of Baby Pigeon Being Fed   Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:33 pm



Older baby being fed.
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PostSubject: Re: Video of Baby Pigeon Being Fed   Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:49 pm

Good videos.

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PostSubject: Re: Video of Baby Pigeon Being Fed   Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:40 am

Hi, my baby looks just like the one in the first video, I'm using a modified bottle for feeding which is working really well but how can I be sure baby is getting enough?? I feed until crop looks nice and full and baby happily rests between feeds( 4 a day) but I just want to be sure
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PostSubject: Re: Video of Baby Pigeon Being Fed   Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:36 pm

mshell999 wrote:
Hi, my baby looks just like the one in the first video, I'm using a modified bottle for feeding which is working really well but how can I be sure baby is getting enough?? I feed until crop looks nice and full and baby happily rests between feeds( 4 a day) but I just want to be sure

If the crop is nice a full and the baby is happy, it sounds like you're doing a great job. Great job
Just make sure the crop is empty before another feeding is due. Smile

How do the droppings look?

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PostSubject: Re: Video of Baby Pigeon Being Fed   Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:49 pm

baby's droppings look fine as far as droppings go, they are of good consistency and normal colour, I will monitor them closely though as I have only had baby 2 days and know (s)he will need to adapt to shop feed instead of mums own mix :) I only feed up to 4 times in a day but I'm up at 6am and give him first feed then so i can continue with my daily routine... really appreciate all the support
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PostSubject: Re: Video of Baby Pigeon Being Fed   Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:18 pm

It sounds like you're doing everything right! How much food are you giving him per meal?
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PostSubject: Re: Video of Baby Pigeon Being Fed   Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:39 pm

Binkey takes around 20-25 ml's roughly at meal times I think, I say think because first day I had him I only had a plastic spoon to feed him and that's how much he was eating before he looked full, but now I have the bottle I can't say exactly but again I feed until his crop looks nice and full and he settles down to relax after feeding, no squawking for more so hopefully that's a gd sign... when should i offer him solid food from a bowl and what is best to offer?? also as to his "type" do pigeons make more noise than doves because he's never been a loud baby, very vocal at meal time and if I have left room then come back he gives a squeak of acknowledgement when he hears my voice, but his squeaks r quiet and soft??
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PostSubject: Re: Video of Baby Pigeon Being Fed   Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:25 pm

20ml per feed is fine. I never exceed that so as not to overstretch the crop.

Squeakers need to start learning to eat solid food at about 3 weeks of age. This is an excellent way to do the transition:

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You can hand feed defrosted corn and peas. Run some hot water over them until they are defrosted and slightly warmed. Put the bird on your lap and hold it next to your body. I f it helps, you can wrap a towel around it or put it in the sleeve of a tee shirt, with the head out the wrist. That confines them without hurting them and makes it easier to handle. Gently open the beak and pop the piece of corn and peas at the back of the mouth and over the throat. You will need to feed 40-50 per feeding and every time the bird’s crop empties until you know it is eating on their own.
This is a wonderful method for teaching babies to eat because they feel the whole food in their mouth and it’s soft and easy to pick up and hang on to.

They learn to pick up the peas and corn after a little while, and from then on you can give them wild bird seed, small corn (like the one used for popcorn) and dried peas, or a proprietary dove or pigeon mix.

Alternately, you can offer small seeds from a bowl, but he won't know that the seeds are food until he sees other pigeons eating them , or you imitate pecking at the seed with your fingers.

You will also need to provide a little water. It can be dripped with the finger or a syringe running along the opening of the beak at first, but very often you can skip that and just dip less than half the length of their beak in water to teach them to drink.

Some squeakers are louder than others, but as a rule they are at their most vocal when they're anticipating being fed. How sweet that he responds to your voice! I love it/them
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PostSubject: wow thats amazing   Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:58 am

Amazing in strength congradz on that one. The baby seems like he is getting fed the good stuff!, Its like u can already see his personality!

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