Alright, I did something incredibly stupid but at the time I thought it was a good/the right thing to do.
I was waiting at my towns bus station/stop and someone pointed out to me that something was under the seats. I looked, and lo-and-behold it was a chick, which I assumed to be a pigeon.
I decided to take it with me so I could see if the vets could do anything.
I know now that that was the stupid thing to do, and deep down probably knew it already, but I have two reasons why I did it;
1. The bus station I was at gets incredibly packed and busy, the one I use where I found it usually is jam packed, and I feared it would get injured. It's also situated right next to a busy main road which it was less than a meter away from.
2. The trees around the shelter I would be unable to access a nest, nor did I see one, to put the chick back in.
Currently at the moment I have the chick, which I think is around 17 days old, in a large cage, on my window ledge, filled with blankets and material for it to nestle in. I also have a dish in there with water and one with seeds which the vets gave me.
It has been eating and drinking, and I defrosted some peas [since a website said they can eat that] in which it ate about ten of them. I tested the crop and it seemed squishy which it said it should be. He[?]'s also drinking and eating by himself it seems.
What I would like to know is, has anyone had experience with raising pigeons, or other birds, and do you know what I should do? Im not sure when to space about the feeding, what else I can feed it and Im not sure what to expect when raising. Any help would be fantastic!
Thank you for reading!
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