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PostSubject: Weak squeeker   Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:54 pm

I just got in tonight an older squeeker, very weak. I've warmed him up, re hydrated, and I'm feeding baby bird formula. He is still weak on his feet but is more responsive and vocal, and just started responding to feeding like a baby pigeon usually does where before he was quite passive.

His poop has been scant, slimy, and greenish black. Urates look ok. I started him on Flagyl. A test on his poop didn't show any coccidia and just one capillaria.

Should I worm him at this point? Is there anything else I should be doing now? I really don't like the way his poops look or smell. Mouth is clear with no odor.
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PostSubject: Re: Weak squeeker   Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:41 am

Sounds like he either got booted out or the parents stopped feeding him to soon.

I would definately keep him on the heating pad until he regains some strength.

Poor little one is propably suffering from early stage starvation. I think with the hand feeding, warmth and being protected and safe, he will start to put on some weight and get stronger.

The poops should improve as he starts to digest the formula.

The flagyl as a precautionary measure was an excellent idea. I would wait until he is a little stronger before I would worm him.


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PostSubject: Re: Weak squeeker   Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:07 am

I totally agree with Louise.

Very best wishes for your little rescue! Circle of Love
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PostSubject: Re: Weak squeeker   Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:53 pm

I hope things are going well with your little rescue, Jen.
Please keep us posted.

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PostSubject: Re: Weak squeeker   Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:38 pm

Jen...I didn't see your thread until just now. I think you are doing every thing just right.
The only suggestion I have is that you monitor the droppings weekly for the worms as they don't always show up in the fecal samples. If you continue to see capillaria it could be that he has quite a few.
When you do worm him, it might be a good idea to start him on baytril a couple of days before hand, just in case he does have a lot of worms and had a large die off.
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PostSubject: Re: Weak squeeker   Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:58 pm


Glad you found this little guy Hope he continues to get better.
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PostSubject: Re: Weak squeeker   Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:37 am

Will be having the little one in my prayers Pigeon angel
Glad you found him on time. Please keep us updated about his progress Universal hug
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PostSubject: Re: Weak squeeker   Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:44 am

After about 5 days of hand feeding the little guy started eating on his own. He also began pecking and wing slapping me so he definitely feels better LOL. I gave him to my friend, a wildlife rehabber, who has a couple baby pigeons his age. I think he will eat even better with the stimulation of other pigeons nearby. Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Weak squeeker   Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:27 am

Thanks for the update, Jen.
I'm so glad and all is going well for the little one. Thrilled

I agree, putting him with a couple others his age is a great idea. They can get to know each other and eventually all be released together.

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PostSubject: Re: Weak squeeker   Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:08 am

Thanks for letting us know, Jen.
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PostSubject: Re: Weak squeeker   Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:28 am


Great update Jen Theres nothing like another baby to help teach one how to eat!
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PostSubject: Re: Weak squeeker   Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:35 am

EgypSwiftLady wrote:

Great update Jen Theres nothing like another baby to help teach one how to eat!


I sure agree with that.
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