Hello everyone, first I want to say how wonderful this forum is,
I'm so glad to know there are so many out there caring for these
(feel free to skip this part, I just wanted to show I've dealt with
similar situations before)
I feed pigeons in my yard every day *looks around nervously*
and have a few injured ones that I've brought in, following the
warming/isolation/quiet advice to the best of my abilities, most
of them are found in the early evening........until now I did not
attempt to care for one myself, normally waiting until the next
day when my nice Mother could take it to the only wildlife rehab
facility we have, unfortunately none of the dear birds we took to
so because it was the weekend I knew
if he (I believe) survived the night I would do my best to help it.
I think he has PMV based on another bird I found and took to the
wildlife center, that was the belief. His symptoms are sun gazing
the inability to stand (when I moved him to change his towels he
rolled onto his back
) when I found him he was flopping
His poops look OK imo, and overall he looks good, clean shiny feathers
no discharge from eyes or cere.
I started feeding him tiny pieces of a health nut bread moistened in
room temp water on Sunday, by opening his beak, and he swallows
it fine (that was all I had at the time to give him..).
I would greatly appreciate any help that can be offered about what
else I can do for him! Unfortunately I cannot take him to a Vet.
Does it sound like PMV?
Can I give him thawed peas & or corn...is giving wet pieces of "healthy"
bread OK also or should I stop that? At the time it was the best way to
I read about giving apple sauce, should I do that?
Please advise me on how much I should try to feed him and how often??
Right now I've been giving him about three small cubes of bread
torn into very small pieces...(that seems to be all he's willing to tolerate
) and last night he seemed to gain some pep when
I uncovered his cage he lifted his tail and wings in a slight 'attack mode".
Thank you for reading this and for any help you can offer, I want to help
him the best I can