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We have a pigeon whose tail feathers were pulled out (unfortunately, by our dog). We've been putting antibiotic ointment on and he seems to be doing well. He's living in a cat carrier at the moment. He's non-native (red feet) and was living in our barn. He seems to be a solo pigeon and I am hoping there is someone nearby who might take him and have some friends for him.
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Pigeons tail feathers will come out if they are grabed. It's a way to help them escape predators. Unless there is a wound, you don't need to put anything on the area. The feathers will need to regrow before the bird is let out to fly.
 

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Holly...take a real close look at the area on the bird. Does it ook like your dog scratched or bit it at all...broke any skin ? Or does it just look like he got a mouthful of feathers ?

This is VERY important. If your dog actually contacted the bird's body at all, it needs antibiotics and needs them within the next 24-36 hours or it will die. Antibiotic cream is OK, but any bacteria which has gotten into the pigeons bloodstream will kill it fast. Dog teeth, mouth, claws has plenty of bacteria.

Thanks for helping the guy.....
 
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