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Severly hurt pigeon, one eye bloody and shut

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My husband just walked in with a hurt pigeon. It's still a juvenile, fully feathered but still has the yellow baby fuzz and it still whistles. But it seems something got it and hi has a small cut on his forehead and his right eye is crusted over and closed shut.

I have on hand the basic in emergency care, as I rehabilitake pigeons, starling, sparrows and other for Clearwater Wildlife Sanctuary. I don't know what I should do next. I put Neosporin on the eye, and did give it a few drops of Kaytee Exact (WHICH IS WHAT I'M FEEDING THE OTHER TWO PIGEONS) This poor little guys head keeps shivering side to side, so I'm thinking shock? Also when placed down on any surfave, it wobbles and falls over every time.

What could be wrong and what can I do to help this poor little guy?

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Hi Kasia, its mindy, I can't help you with the pigeon but its nice to see a familiar name. I just adopted two pigeons from Reti in Florida. I should get them tuesday. I'm so excited. You do amazing work, and have a big heart. All your little critters are lucky to have you. mindy
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I copied your pics from Starling-Talk to here .. hope you don't mind, but they will help our members help you and the pigeon.

The photos are here: http://www.pigeons.biz/gallery/browseimages.php?c=3&userid=6291

Have you cleaned the area with some warm water? That will give you better idea of what might be wrong with the area. Could be an injury or an infection or both.
He might need antibiotic if it is an infection.
I also treated successfully eye infections with colloidal silver from the health food store. First you have to make sure there are no open wounds or cuts in the area.

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