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(Sorry other post by same name had huge pictures. Great for detail, not so much if you have a slow computer or internet.)
I found a pigeon today at about 3:00 PM in Las Vegas crawling down the curb of the street i live on. He was at the entrance to my apartment complex. I moved him over to an area where he wouldn't get hit but seeing him there an hour later still i decided to move him to my apartment and seek help. As it is Sunday there are no vets open really. I am not sure what is wrong with him. At first i assumed a broken wing but i cannot find any place on his wing where it seems broken. There are no open sores or lacerations. I have noticed and from reading a little that his feet seemed curled up which i assume is not normal. He also seems to have no footing whatsoever. Please tell me what i should do from here. Also does anyone know anywhere that will help! Some pictures are below.



 

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This young pigeon is extremely emaciated, and that may be why it is having the legs problems. It is also possible that it is injured, but I'm guessing starvation.

I'll try to reach someone and see if they can assist you.

Has it taken any water? The bread is not a good diet for the little bird. Normally it would eat seeds, but it is in such poor condition that I would suggest you thaw some frozen peas and corn and feed this to the bird for right now. You can also soak some dry dog or cat food in warm water until is starts to soften and feed that.

I'll be back and others will be along to try and help.

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I found a pigeon today at about 3:00 PM in Las Vegas crawling down the curb of the street i live on. He was at the entrance to my apartment complex. I moved him over to an area where he wouldn't get hit but seeing him there an hour later still i decided to move him to my apartment and seek help. As it is Sunday there are no vets open really. I am not sure what is wrong with him. At first i assumed a broken wing but i cannot find any place on his wing where it seems broken. There are no open sores or lacerations. I have noticed and from reading a little that his feet seemed curled up which i assume is not normal. He also seems to have no footing whatsoever. Please tell me what i should do from here.

* Also does anyone know anywhere that will help!
Thank you for helping this pij.
She looks very alert, although her back looks to be 'hunched', which could indicate an egg issue. The leg issue could be lack of calcium. But there are a number of things that could be going on.

* Here is a contact in the Las Vegas area.
Flamingo Pet Clinic
2675 E. Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 920-3995
This clinic provides free exams.
They will inform the rescuer of their findings and recommendations (WARNING: Under certain circumstances, euthanasia will sometimes be recommended).
The rescuer will be responsible for any treatment and or meds as well caring for the bird.

If you haven't already done so, I would suggest placing the bird in a very quite area on a towel lined heating pad, set on low.

Their diet consists mainly of seeds. Wild bird seed will do for now. She probably won't eat much bread. Thawed frozen peas or corn can also be offered.
I would also suggest offering her some rehydrating solution (to a cup of room temperature water add a pinch each of salt and suger) in place of plain water.

Please keep us posted.

Cindy
 

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Bread it ate a little of. Was just a "hey what do we have? sort of idea" I am running to the store now to get some seed but ill try the warm moist cat food or peas too. My friend said he saw it drink but i didn't witness it myself yet.
 

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Bread it ate a little of. Was just a "hey what do we have? sort of idea" I am running to the store now to get some seed but ill try the warm moist cat food or peas too. My friend said he saw it drink but i didn't witness it myself yet.
In a pinch the bread is OK. :)

One way to tell if she's drinking, her droppings will have some white in them.

If you can find some dove seed that would be great.
 

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Hi all,




HurtPigeon drove them over pronto...very nice fellow...thanks HP!!


Pigeon has weak Legs...not especially emaciated, but probably starving...empty Crop...It's young, I'd guess a Hen.

Nothing seems 'broken', but strain-sprain is possible.

Abdomon seems normal...clean Vent, clear 'pink' mouth/throat...very perky attitude...no odor of Body or Throat...


She drank a good drink of rehydration-solution after general intros...now resting comfortably in soft Towel 'U' in a Cage...


No poops yet...will do a few more re-hydrate sessions...and maybe some light chow before bed, or in the morning.


Doxy or other...pending further observations and rehydration...I'd like to see her Kidneys working first...and see what in the way of old delayed poop-material will start coming through...


Best wishes!


Phil
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No poops or urates yet...


She's had four drinking-elecrolytes sessions...


Sweet little Hen...in the Pigeon-rich Ambience here, she's very comfy and co-operative, bored with me and my meddling already, and wanting to socialize with other Pigeons.


Lol...


Anyway...we'll see what shakes...and for now, she's comfy, alert, laying in her soft Towel 'bed', and not scared or nervious with me, and understands being held/handled for 'sipping' sessions and on-going exam stuff, with no worries.


I'm not sure she's ever ate or drank by herself before...


So far, sipping sessions, I have to hold her Beak as I would a 'Squeaker' or 'Peeper', for her to willingly drink...


So, some of her situation, may have been getting seperated from Mom and Dad, and starving...whatever is going on Legs wise...and or maybe, sprained her Legs, could not take off, and could not follow Mom and Dad...and then ended up running on 'empty'...



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From the reading i did yesterday it says that it is best to release them back into the wild where you find them. You guys are the experts so i will put it at your discretion but if you need help getting her back up here let me know. If not, corner of Spring Mountain and Erva St is where i found her.
 

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Thanks for saving her, HurtPigeon, and I'm very glad you were near Phil. I hope she does well, Phil!
 

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Thanks everyone...


Did re-hydration for about 24 hours...there were a few 'dots' of urates by noon today, and a few dots of grainy fecal-material dabs...


Anyway, finally, Mr. Tube visited, and she got a light meal of thin formula with other goodies in it, and soon a couple of grainy-grey-brown poops came through, with white urates...

Gunna do another Chow-Time in a little while...then do three to-morrow.

She's in good spirits...and has been 'peeping' when handled or if she thinks Drink-time or now Chow-Time has rolled around.


I'm going to have her on 'Doxy' as Pidgey suggested...and on Metronidazole just for good measure...


Anyway...blow her a Kiss...she's a sweetie, and very interested and co-operative in our endevors.


Legs still very weak...so, we'll see as the days roll by, how that goes...but she's doing well with the little rolled Towels, supporting her.



Later...


Phil
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Up Date -


Well...she's eating well...self-feeding via Pecking Seeds ( after a few rounds of Seed-Pops yesterday, to prime-the-pump, ) making huge, almost normal looking poops now...but Urates are 'cream' color, rather than 'white' proper.


Poops are very 'green'...but then she's eatinglots of dried Peas, so...



Legs still very weak, and kept tucked in against her Body...and Poop-Times are held off on till I can hold her up to poop, since she does not want to poop laying down in her Towel trough.


Very sweet, bright youngster...lays this-way-and-that trying to find comfort...still the occasional 'peeeeep!' when I offer Water, though now drinking without need of my fingers on their Beak.


I may start giving some "D" and "B" Vitamin suppliment...


Still on Metronidazole and Doxycyline...



Phil
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What a pretty little girl she is. She looks very bright in her towel ring. Hurt Pigeon, thank you so much for stopping to rescue her and find her some treatment. Phil, I know she will do well from now on in your care.

Margaret
 
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