> PigeonRescue wrote:
> > This is real young and does not seem to know how to eat. We are putting
> > some wet ground corn in its mouth and seem to swallow it. No apparent
> > injuries.
> > Any suggestions on feeding and stuff?
> > Thanks!
> You know,........you really need to stay away from that
You are so right! Yesterday, my wife brought home another one. This one
seems to be a little older and may be able to eat on its own but it too
would have died if left on the sidewalk. Unfortunately, we need to go
under the bridge to go into town and the only choices we have it to let
them die of slow death or help them.
> Sometimes, although nature may seem to be cruel, it is not always wise
> to interfere.
> Some of those babies were not meant to survive. Sometimes they have
> genetic defects,
> that would not allow them to survive on their own, and since I already
> know that you will not be able to, nor want to take care of them for
> the duration of their lives, you really should stop trying to
> momentarily take care of them. You always ask for advice, but you
> usually do not heed the advice. So in this instance, I will give none.
> If you were/are really serious about taking care of these birds, even
> momentarily, you will spend the time it takes to learn how, by reading
> some books, doing some internet research and Google searching, AND by
> just sitting your ass down at the railroad
> bridge, (Bring a lunch and something to drink.) and OBSERVING the birds
> behavior and actions. This will take hours, and several visits, but
> well worth it. (If you raised your own birds, you could do this from
> the comfort of your own backyard.)
> You could also go back and read alot of the past posts in this group
> and glean a ton of info.
All but one of the pigeons we rescued returned to the wild. We lost one
to the hawk as it was recovering. Potyi and Csapi are doing just fine
and we see them from time to time but they no longer depend on us. The
last one I picked up under the bridge was able to fly away in about a
week. All it needed is some water, food and shelter to get going.
Helping wild pigeons may not be as glamorous as raising fancy pigeons
but we are doing it because we feel sorry for them and the sooner they
leave the better. Other than lecturing about things that we are not
able to help, do you have any words of advice on how to feed the
We put our home up for sale and hope to move in a couple of months. In
the future, we will just send checks to organizations that help animals
without getting personally involved. >> Stay informed about: Latest pigeon under the bridge