Saturday, 5 August 2017

How To Feed a Young Pigeon

The young pigeon rescued 6 days ago from the river will soon be fledged and released. I have been feeding it 5 times a day and is now thriving. It should be safe to release in a few days. 

Feed mixture was porridge oats, mealworm, thawed garden peas, and chick crumb starter, all liquidised to a consistency of thick custard !

This allows the bird to quickly fill it's crop, as it would from the mother bird. I used an empty pill container, a piece of rubber glove with a suitable slit in the end  Short movie below on how to feed a young Pigeon.

FOOTNOTE: For the inexperienced wrap the bird in a towel, and make sure you make the food mix with warm water.

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