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I found a grounded pigeon in my friends driveway. He could only fly short distances and was so weak I caught him easily, we have a hurricane on the way so leaving him was out of the question. I have him isolating in a large dog kennel in our garage for now, I don't know how to check if he has parasites, mites, fleas, disease, that could spread to my birds. He's very skinny. How do I help him? theres no pigeon friendly rehabbers or avian vets around me except for a big animal vet that doesn't officially see them but has given me mite treatment for my birds before.
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Are you certain that the bird is both drinking and eating? There are no droppings in the pictures.

For mites and other external parasites, place a shallow dish such as a pie pan with water and boric acid at 1 teaspoon boric acid per quart of water (or 1/4 teaspoon per cup of water) and let the bird bathe itself in the water.
 

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Are you certain that the bird is both drinking and eating? There are no droppings in the pictures.

For mites and other external parasites, place a shallow dish such as a pie pan with water and boric acid at 1 teaspoon boric acid per quart of water (or 1/4 teaspoon per cup of water) and let the bird bathe itself in the water.
I took the picture immediately after putting him inside and left him to calm down with food and water. I'll check for droppings when I check on him again. The boric acid won't hurt him if he drinks it right?
 

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Are you certain that the bird is both drinking and eating? There are no droppings in the pictures.

For mites and other external parasites, place a shallow dish such as a pie pan with water and boric acid at 1 teaspoon boric acid per quart of water (or 1/4 teaspoon per cup of water) and let the bird bathe itself in the water.
Heres a pic of his poops, his food was all over so I assume he's eating. Felt his wings and couldn't feel an obvious break, he also moved them to slap at me (more feisty since i got food in him ha!). I'm wondering if maybe he has an infection of some kind making him too weak to fly, i listened to his breathing and heard a click noise every breath or so. Maybe a respiratory issue?
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