There are two baby pigeons on my balcony. I've ben watching them fro inside for over a week now. The mother didn't come home last night and I'm concerned for them. How long can they survive without the mother?
She did hatch them on the balcony. They are in a narrow planter box along the edge of the balcony. The window from which I watch has a sun screen, so I don't think she can see me. I'm concerned if I feed her other birds will come and the babies will be harmed.
You can get some seed if you have a local feed store that carries pigeon mix. Try putting some in a dish and moving it around with your finger so they notice it. They may be a little young yet for the seed. If they don't eat it you can get some Exact baby bird food and try syringe feeding them. There are some other posts on here explaining various methods of doing this. I've found it works for me just using a syringe filled with the Exact and squirting small amounts in the side of their open beak. It can become quite messy, but it works.
When is the last time you saw the mother?
Sure thing. Dad is probably coming during the day while you're gone to feed. Just keep your eye on them and make sure they're growing. They sure are fun to watch, aren't they. Pigeons are great parents.