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Posted 28th March 2019, 04:18 AM
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I came with sad news a very heavy heart... I haven’t been giving news but since 2 days ago the dad stopped feeding the babies... the smaller one died during the night... I started hand feeding the other one immediately and he seemed to be doing well. This morning he was dead... he was active and alert last night and ate well .. I don’t know if they were sick or what happened... I hand raised their mother from a much younger age and she did great... while feeding him I noticed he liked to be held and feel my warmth... so for these last two days I spent a lot of time holding him like that. I hope he felt loved before leaving this world...
thank you all for your input and advice... this is a great community. Around me people don’t even understand why I care... and they certainly don’t get why this makes me so sad...
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Posted 28th March 2019, 04:53 AM
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That is a shame... I would get the remaining pigeon checked out at the vet, sudden deaths can mean septic bacterial infection , like streptococcus.

But really that is just guessing. I hope he stays healthy.

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Posted 28th March 2019, 07:33 AM
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In a situation like that, they need checking on daily to be sure they are getting fed. If not then they need to be hand fed. Also could have been canker. The stress from raising babies alone and losing his mate may have caused the male to pass more trich to the babies. Or maybe Mom had passed something on to them, likely canker. Sorry you lost them. Is the male eating as much as he should be? Is he drinking more?
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The male is doing fine but I started supplementing his water to help out. I’m considering taking him to the vet but it’s pretty stressful for him because he is kinda feral even though he ha been with me for 2 years...
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The male is doing fine but I started supplementing his water to help out. Iím considering taking him to the vet but itís pretty stressful for him because he is kinda feral even though he ha been with me for 2 years...
Even though she was never feral, my cat can be the same way. A real challenge to get her in a carrier and to the vet, she freaks out. But I have to do it anyway for her own health.
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