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amandacracknell92 amandacracknell92 is offline
Posted 14th November 2019, 10:35 AM
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Injured pigeon advice


Hi All,
I spotted a pigeon being tormented by a cat yesterday morning. He was frantically flapping his wings but couldn't get away. I picked him up in a towel and kept in warm in our bike shed with food and water. He does seem to have picked up a little today but still is very quiet. His right wing seems to be hanging down a little and I wonder if it's broken? He has an open wound on his back which I have cleaned as best as I could with an antiseptic solution. He is safe in our garden but not sure how to help him for the long term? Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you. Amanda
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Posted 14th November 2019, 12:51 PM
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dear Amanda,-thank you for your thoughtful,care.--feed wild bird food,seeds grains,water-keep in a isolated,warm dry place.--injury[hopefully minor]-treat with bactine,or betadine,may need baytryl[enrofloxacin]-or clavamox,--1omg x twice daily,if more serious than a flesh wound,which would up the stakes-for quick recovery.-please watch the poops[dark green swirl]--welcome to pigeon talk-sincerely james waller
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Posted 14th November 2019, 08:28 PM
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If he was attacked by a cat he definitely needs antibiotics, such as amoxicillin, asap. Thank you for helping him!
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Marina B Marina B is offline
Posted 14th November 2019, 08:51 PM
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He looks young, but old enough to be eating by himself. You can clean the wound with saline water and put an antibiotic cream on. He will definitely need antibiotics, cat saliva is deadly for birds. Can you get hold of the meds as already mentioned? I always use Betamox (contains 500 mg amoxycillin) that I get from a pharmacy. He will need 12 mg per 100 gr birdweight. Plse post again when you have rhe meds and I will advice on how to calculate and give to him.
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