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Posted 9th May 2019, 09:03 AM
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Please check out the story about Gonzo. Scroll down the page.
https://www.pigeonrescue.co.uk/legs.htm
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Posted 9th May 2019, 09:23 AM
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You need to hand feed him. Sunflower seed is not enough, and is high in fat. The easiest way is with frozen peas which have been defrosted and warmed. Here's how.

If you need to feed peas to a pigeon, hold the bird on your lap and against your body. This gives you more control. Reach from behind his head with one hand and grasp his beak on either side. Now use your free hand to open the beak, and put a pea in, then push it to the back of his throat and over his tongue. Let him close his beak and swallow. Then do another. It gets easier with practice, and the bird also gets more used to it, and won't fight as much. If you can't handle the bird, then use the sleeve cut off a t-shirt, slip it over his head and onto his body, with his head sticking out. This will stop him from being able to fight you so much. Just don't make it tight around his crop area. It helps if you have him facing your right side if you are right handed.
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I don't know if these pictures will help - he does not stand up so you can't see the legs in that position
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I'll try to handfeed him. It is actually easier for me too because it takes less time to prepare it and maybe less stressful for him than sticking that tube down his throat. Feeding time with a crop tube is a wrestling match.
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Thank you. I would give the calcium and D3 and tape the legs. Wrap them first so that any tape doesn't stick to his skin. They need to be pulled in to where they are in the proper position. If done more apart than that, then they will never go into position where they should be. Should still be able to fix them, but the window of time is closing. You need a calcium vit. D3 supplement. And you also need to make sure that any tape is not cutting off his circulation.
Also, they need to go under him, not out in front of him. It is easier to do when they are younger, and he won't like it. He may need to be kept in a hammock where he can hang his legs down under him.
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