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Boo Boo's massive chest wound is healing beautifully. Today is her 10th day on antibiotics!!
My Vet x rayed her lame leg and said there was some bone loss and wants to continue antibiotics for 6 weeks to see if the bone infection heals. This bird is a wild Feral Pigeon and she can fly. Has anyone treated a leg problem like this?
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kathleen
Also because of her open chest wound, she has been confined to a small area so she wouldn't fly. I feel she needs to have more area (2' square)? so she can fly a little. Is there a good way to catch them? she fights me everytime I reach for her to administer her antibiotic.
 

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The best way to catch a Pigeon is after dark because they can't see well and they are easier to nab.
 

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Slowly from below or from the sides. Talk to her and calm her down when in your hands. Charis is right about the dark, but it may be a problem if you need to administer antibiotics 2 or 3 times a day.:)
 

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She needs antibiotics twice a day. Has anyone dealt with a lame leg that eventually healed? There is a large callous that seems to be seperating, like it will eventually come off? Perhaps that is part of the problem?
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if she has some bone loss and infection in her leg, i would limit her mobility, you don't want her to break that leg.
i would also add calcium to her diet and at least 2 hrs of natural sunlight, or a quality reptile uva light
 
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