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[email protected] Optikrause@aol.com is offline
Posted 19th May 2019, 05:12 PM
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White Pigeon, Broken Beak


We have a beautiful white Pigeon with a broken beak. It was attacked by other pigeons and now a top quarter of its beak is missing and it’s eye has been compromised on the same side. I have put water out near it and some whole grain seeded bread. What can I do to help it? We are in southern Phoenix.
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Posted 19th May 2019, 06:54 PM
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Can you post a photo? Is it your bird or a lost bird with a band? Thank you for helping him. If you can put out pigeon mix or wild bird seed it is more nutritious. Can you catch and contain him? With his beak and eye injury and white color he is in danger from predators.

Palomacys website lists Carrie Learn in Phoenix as a pigeon friendly rescuer. 6023731289 phone
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer...099999998&z=10

Palomacy has a website and facebook page.

Also if you google pigeon rescues near Phoenix there are some listed. Just please check to make sure that they rehab and dont just euthanize pigeons. We rescued our first feral pigeon Phoebe after she flew into a fan and was nearly decapitated and had a broken wing because our local “ rescue “ just euthanized pigeons and most other birds. A vet fixed her up and she was our dearest love for eight years.

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Posted 19th May 2019, 10:12 PM
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Are these your birds?
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Posted 20th May 2019, 08:25 AM
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Photo white pigeon


I tried answering last night but the response returned to me. I hope the photo comes through, not sure if the attachment is good. I could find Pigeon food at Petsmart, bought natural Parrot food, he seems to like something in it. When I came out to see him this morning he came right up to me, shakily. I gave fresh water and food. Put more shredded pine bedding down. I didnít want to pick him up, not familiar with handling birds and didnít want to hurt him.
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Posted 20th May 2019, 08:28 AM
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A wild bird. No band. I keep a clean fresh water pond for the birds, my neighbor has feeders. We have many types of birds come to the pond daily.
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Posted 20th May 2019, 07:58 PM
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If he just has a tiny crack in his beak an avian vet might be able to glue it. Beautiful bird. Does not look feral. Likely someones lost bird. He came up to you because he is looking for help. Can you put him in a cat carrier or something to protect him? He is at a real disadvantage from predators. Please see if Carrie Learn can help him. Thank you for caring about him and feeding him.
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Posted 20th May 2019, 09:06 PM
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Thank you CWebster. Carrie came and got Beautiful this morning. His eye is infected where it was pecked. She is caring for him now and keeping me posted, he drank water for her. So thankful for help.
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Posted 21st May 2019, 07:46 AM
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Glad Beautiful is being cared for. Please keep us posted. Palomacy had a bird missing half his beak and was able to save him. Pigeons are tough ( ours had a broken wing and was nearly decapitated but recovered nicely).
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The beak is essentially like a fingernail and might grow back with time. In the meantime, you could try feeding it with a syringe or use some other form of handfeeeding. Sorry that I cant offer more help.

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The bird looks like he has his beak in the pic. This is not a wild bird but a domestic pigeon.

He does have a head injury or disease of the eye and maybe canker in the throat from the swelling on one side. I hope with the care he gets better, but it may take meds only a vet can give, at which that would be my first recommendation. As a domestic pet a vet will see it, if someone takes responsibility for it.
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