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Its been along time.
Found a fallen pigeon. Was going to leave it alone but then I saw head trauma.
I realize it’s probably going to die so im trying to make it comfortable.
Was going to clean the wound but most of it is dried.
immediately i put it on a towel that has a heat pad under. Heat pad is on low. Still waiting for bird to heat up before I offer it water.
Wings appear okay.
Legs really concern me they seem to go up alot farther than I thought but maybe I just havent seen a squab in awhile.

update: seems to be warming up,is getting a little more active. Tried to get up but fell. Is looking around
 

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Update: Seems to have spasms every once in awhile and breathing is getting heavy. Less hopeful. Still alert in between spasms though.

Also reading that I probably should not have given a pigeon with head trauma heat. If someone could elaborate I would appreciate it.
 

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thank you for the help.

The bird is in a dim and quiet room now. The spasms have seemed to lessen immensely. I have turned off the heat pad.
I will offer the hydration solution pinned here in a little while as I am concerned with dehydration because the wound was dry by the time I found him.

Assuming the bird continues to live, i am concerned with infection. Is there anything else I should do?
 

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Update: Bird was mostly sleeping. Out of nowhere it woke up. I think it started as a seizure. After the seizure the bird looked around, chirped, and drunk some water that was near. Then it went back to sleeping. After seeing that it went to the water and back I decided to check its temperature and further inspect it. The bottom of the bird is very swollen. I do think there are alot more internal issues than I anticipated. Its temperature dropped since I stopped the heat pad. Still just trying to make it comfortable before its inevitable death, but was surprised it had a moment of clarity where it drunk some water.
 

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He is doing okay from what I can tell. I turned the heat pad back on a hour ago because it was starting to get cold in the house. He shifted himself in the box, but is still resting. He tried to drink water but I am questioning wether he can or not.

He is producing droppings. I have changed his towel twice since this morning. He also spit up up a couple seeds. I hope he will live through the night.
I would take a picture but he seems to be sensitive to light so I am trying to keep him comfortable because I am unsure wether he will die or not.

How old would you say he is?
 

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Brown Beige Tints and shades Soil Stain
Hair Vertebrate Comfort Textile Mammal
Bird Beak Galliformes Phasianidae Terrestrial animal


From your description the poop does not seem to be normal.
He did indeed nuzzle my fingers when I his beak between them. I Dont think I noticed a difference in crop but there are pictures for you to compare yourself.

my camera brightened everything, it is much darker in the room than shown. After handling him he started moving ands stretching his head while chirping. Can he chirp while still having a seizure? I really hope I didn't cause a seizure when handling him.

Should I buy some parrot food and attempt to feed him? I have seen him try to drink but I dont think he is able to by himself without causing a seizure/spazzing. I am unaware how he was able to do it earlier. Is there a way to administer water/hydration solution? Should I administer water/hydration solution?
 

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Update: there is no doubt of seizures. It really pains me to watch the little bird suffer. i dont know what to do.
 

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He is still alive!
I removed his water bowl yesterday when it was clear he could not use it.
In the night he had no other seizures once I was done handling him. They are indeed triggered by light/noise.
I had the heat pad on at night because it got cold where I live.
Last night i gave him .8ml total of the water/salt/sugar posted on this board. With a eyedropper. Two .4ml a hour apart from one another.
I am sorry I did not read marina's post in time. I have apple cider vinegar with mother. I did not read your post in time to add it. I hope sugar/salt did not cause any harm.

No seizures happened when administering water. He was able to keep it down seemingly fine too.

I found him yesterday. I posted here about a hour or two after I had him.
He was on the second story of my roof, and I know pigeons nest on the third story. I wasnt going to bother until I saw him convulsing and noticed head trauma.

He seems to be pooping regularly. (Every 3 hours I change the pad and there is poop on it)

is there a specific antibiotic or healing cream i need to get? Names would also be appreciated on a liquid antibiotic so I can get it just in case.

Thank you for your help Colombina and Marina!
 

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Bird sleeping

Bird Pollinator Arthropod Insect Plant


Bird looking around while I get a new pad for the box.
Otter Carnivore North american river otter Comfort Mustelidae

Rodent Bird Feather Whiskers Claw

Hand Finger Nail Wrist Feather


I am concerned with the backside of the bird. It seems very inflamed to me. If this is the normal size at this age I would like to know.
Since this image I have wiped the birds bottom.

Only one seizure this morning, and that was when I got the images of the backside. I think it was much too much for the bird. I only took the images because I was concerned.

His crop seems smaller to me but not empty. A second opinion would be appreciated.

I am planning on giving him a little water with acv and apple sauce as suggested.
I will check his beak for growths.
 

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Insect Arthropod Pollinator Pest Close-up


The one on the bottom is most recent, the one on the top is from a little while ago.

Yes his vent area was dirty and it was restricting his poop. I think he was okay yesterday but all night without me changing his pad caused it. His bottom and his pad is clean now.

I have applied some Neosporin to his head as I do not have betadine. If this was a mistake I would like to know.

I gave him .4ml of water that was mixed with the correct avc ratio and a drop of a bird b12-k2 mix. He was able to swallow it without choking. Regarding applesauce, I am still worried about the crop. Seeing has his poop was constricted I am afraid to give him too much food/water.

I did buy some the organic/no sugar applesauce today so I have it on hand when he gets it worked out.
 

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I was unable to determine if there is growth in his throat, I had his mouth open for a little but my thumb was blocking the view and he pulled back. No seizures since this morning, I am trying not to push it. I will check again in awhile
 

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Offered him apple sauce right now. He ate .2ml just fine. After that he didnt want any more, and I didnt force him to because the last thing I want is for him to choke. .2ml is very little.

He has not pooped in 2 hours. This worries me. His rear is completely clean of any blockage, and I know he was able to because he pooped right after I cleaned him. Maybe he needs more time.
 

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He has still not pooped. His vent is clean, i do not know what is wrong. I do not believe he will last the night. We will see.
 

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I have made the pea/apple sauce mixture you described. I put it into a nearly identical fashioned syringe.
I put his beak into the syringe. He did not put his beak in on his own. He ate a very small amount, then pulled his head back. He refused to eat it further.
Since this morning his crop looks much larger. I do not believe he would be able to keep the food down if I forced him to eat more.


I do not believe his crop is empty. But I attached some images for a second opinion.
If his crop is empty than maybe attempting to feed him is causing spasms and he is unable to eat.

Any ideas or help would be appreciated, I fear he may have a yeast infection since his crop does not appear to be empty.

The green on his pad is the food mixture, he did not want it.


Insect Pollinator Arthropod Whiskers Fur

Bird Eye Plant Beak Grey
 
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