Found pigeon, puzzled
I found a pigeon in Goliad, TX that can't fly well but I can't figure out what's wrong with him. He sat in one spot for hours until I went to check on him. He was easily caught after trying to fly away, hitting a tree branch, and crashing back to the ground. I brought him home and put him in a large kennel where he readily drank and greedily ate bird seed. His poo was mostly liquid that night. Next day I fixed up an old parrot cage for him outside and I've been watching him closely. He uses both wings readily and gets lift when he flaps, but if I drop my hands and make him fly he kind of spirals to the ground and lands hard, then acts kind of dizzy before straightening up and walking. He doesn't fly willingly. He has stretched both wings and legs out fully, his poo is now normal, he grips well with both feet, his feathers aren't puffed, his eyes look bright, he reacts to things moving on both sides his head so I know both eyes can see, but he eats real erratically like he can't see the food well. He comes straight to a food dish, then throws his head around underneath him until his beak lands in seed. Then he goes to town, eating to his heart's content. Does anyone know what might be wrong with this pigeon?