Hi there aatish, welcome to my blog about wild Australian birds. What Sarah said is good advice, but get in touch with a wildlife organisation in your area. I even tried blending up seed and water and still nothing. He may not be as friendly as the ones above but certainly has personality and makes him one of my favourite animals in the park! Address the issues raised and resist the temptation to make personal attacks, however mild. Please read post number 20 regarding feeding. My email address is in an earlier msg that I had posted. I can’t help wondering if it is a wild bird, or a hand reared captive bird that has escaped. Performing pigeons breeder. Our cat decided to drag in a Crested Pigoen earlier today. Taking it to a vet could be one idea, or perhaps contacting a local bird club might come up with a solution. The one my friend found is going well and his kids are quiet attached to it, so no luck there sorry. If it’s lasted a week, I daresay it’s been looked after to some extent. it will explain what to feed it and how,if you cannot get your hands on a babys bottle, you can put the egg biscuit mix in a bowl but have to make sure that it is running, then just stick the birds beak into the mix and it will start to eat.you can try putting it somewhere where the mother can find it, but make sure it is safe from cats and the like, but there is no guarantee that the mother will come back and get it. Yes – that is the most logical explanation. Don’t overwater it, though, as baby birds only get water from their parents. thanks. mix it so it is fairly sloppy. She didn’t sit on them, but it was a relief to know her gender at last. I don’t know much about canaries. and responds when I say “come” and point somewhere. I breed Polish chook/chickens & they sometimes get head injuries & will do the same thing. He was very loving and loved his cuddles. i assumed this was not normal and i now have it at home. That was two weeks ago and she is growing well, but still not picking up food for herself. Anyway, it may come back to visit you, if it grows to trust you & you left food out for it. Sorry Geraldine I could find no reference in my library or on the internet for the longevity of Crested Pigeons. Can I suggest that you ring your local pet shop and ask for advice from them. qld, blown out of a nest I could not find on a windy day so I raised her by hand, mixing formulae for some weeks until she learned to eat seed. Hi Kris, I know your comment is from a while ago but I was just wondering how you went with finding a companion?. Im not sure how old it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWunLdnqBJU. Nov 8, 2014 - jenntalksnature: I had to make this post to go... - Tyrannosaur's Lair When we move to Tassy I hope the new owners of our place love birds & will look after our Cooee. So i guess that’s all i can do. Today I have found a 4-5 wks. Any ideas would help a great deal, at least until i can get to the pet shop tomorrow thanks. But Mine is fine she is My mate and hates My partner slaps him “Which We laugh at” it hurts but anyway…….I hope the bird You released will find love and live ??? By looking thru all the comments, I think it is beyond the baby stage, and now a fledgling. Basic pigeon needs, training tumbler pigeons, baby pigeons, pigeon health, pigeon pictures, pigeon videos, pigeon breeders, pigeon articles, pigeon genetics, white dove release in … Regards, Caroline. I have found a baby crested pigeon. We have a lot of crested pigeons coming into our yard to feed on the seed that I put out for our chickens, so he would soon find a mate. 19 you will find what I have written there to Dan. i have to males and ive always wanted babies from him! I started to let him take little walks in the sun to peck at grass, just outside the back door. She shovels her beak around my hand and between my fingers, but doesn’t pick up any of the food there. They don’t like to say this over the phone to the public, as its distressing, but I’ve handed in so many birds now and followed up each time. Thank you so much Geraldine. I am not at all experienced at looking after baby birds. I have considered joining wires but my heart would break everytime i set an animal free cause I would never know if they survived. Thankyou for the information. We also supplement her meals with strands of chicken meat, grated cheese or roast beef every 2nd night and I slice up spinach leaves and roll them up and put them down her throat. Left it alone except looking in every now and then.last night I’ve got some hope. they generally don’t like being caged. Does anyone here feel that it’s a terrible shame, that the crested pigeons & other wild birds that we raise, can’t be let free in the knowledge that they have a good chance of survival in the wild. I believe they eat seeds, but what kind of seeds and that they need to drink every day, but how do I give it a drink (in bowl, in a something else) I need advice can someone help please. It’s clearly a wild bird but apparently it has always been somewhat tame, though not as tame as it is now. This little one’s personality has totally changed in the last few days & I’m wondering if it has something to do with needing seed now or something else food related? Has never been kept in a cage. But one day a butcher bird suddenly swooped mim and he flew off and kept going. Good luck. I have tried to get him to eat some mushed up weetbix and water mix but he wasn’t interested. I bent down, talked to him, and I was thinking, the bird must be hungry. One time my husband was patting Cooee & he was running his fingers down her tail, he had her tail between his fingers when she decided to take of, to my husbands surprise, her tail feathers came out. I don’t mean to come across as being holier than though, but if you are not able to look after this bird properly, then find someone that can. But it’s happy living in our bathroom (can’t let it loose in the house as our house is too open & we have cats) currently as it always gets attention whenever someone goes in and now that it’s winter it has the bathroom heater so much warmer then being stuck out in a tree! I love reading the stories about the crested pigeons. Clear filters. it will get the idea of what it has to do and will start to feed itself in time. I hope that is the case too. He was, really, a teenage boy embarrased that his voice was breaking. Usually they’ll get over it in a day or two, sometimes it takes a bit longer. Crested Pigeons were once restricted to arid and semi-arid zones of inland Australia, with only vagrants recorded closer to the coast. I put him back outside and came back few hours later and he was huddled upin corner. If it is smaller then an adult, you can buy a baby seed eating bird feed, from most pet shops.You will need to force feed it at first, if it is young, not much to start with & not to soon, see if it going to live first. Sounds gorgeous! . If I keep him, how big does the cage need to be and what should I be feeding him? Just an update on the bird i found. Hope Kerry gets this update soon. The old saying about if you set some thing free & if they retune & that means they really love you, is so true. Hi Trevor, I just found a crested pigeon sitting outside. Also don’t know how much they would need. The biggest thing, if you’ve never cared for a bird, is to remember the UPPER part of its beak opens upward. You’ll get much quicker, specific, advice which is what you need when you’re looking after animals that can be apparently healthy one minute and dead an hour later. I feed my pigeon budgie seed and every so often I go out and pick some fresh grass seeds. Please think about this when you find a baby bird (or injured adult) as shelters and carers will give these animals a very high chance at release and are able to find safe places for these beautiful creatures. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Lined out with paper towels.with a warm wheat bag pressed up against the basket. Hi there Frank – welcome to my bird blog. Hi, I thought that he might come back to visit, but he hasn’t. If I let him go it means I will kill him. That would be up to you or you can just let nature do what she does. I have found a crested pigeon in the middle of the road tonight. To Jane: Hi. Scooped it up looked at it poor little bugger had a big fat eye closed shut and blood nose thing happening. It’s very rewarding. I’m sure he will miss you just as much as you miss him/her. Please let me know if you still have him and you are close at hand. I’m now looking for a girl “Woo” for him and take possitive delight in pretending his crest is a straw. I do not want to cage it, but like that it has come and gone and come back again. We had a guess that, they can come out easy, in case they are grabbed by the tail by a predator. Cheers. At least I need advice, about this matter. I also kept the pigeon and he/she is really the most wonderful pet. She liked to cuddle up more than anything else, whenever I was sitting or lying down. i have had many a crested pigeon, i feed all fleggling the granivour mixed with mealworms, a little insectivour. That’s awesome to hear, Karen. I just found a baby crested pigeon sitting right at the back door. My beloved Crested Pigeon passed away three days ago after 10 years in my care. The linseed is an oil seed that puts on weight, and he is nicely fleshed out at 9 months of age. This is a highly specialised species and therefore not easy to keep in a cage. http://img641.imageshack.us/i/babypigeon.jpg/. This bird is so tame!!!!! Just thought I would let you know that you don’t need a licence to keep crested pigeons. They usually feed on the seeds of acacia trees. I have had her since she was a fledgling – 12 years ago. This is an alphabetical list of pigeon breeds. Thanks for making me laugh Sarah. With so many birds currently domesticated why not breed/raise/buy a baby bird that is intended as a pet, not intentionally take one from the wild? Can anyone tell me how to tell the difference between a female bird and a male bird? It might have been attacted by something or it might have a disease. She is now a totally independent wild bird, but still comes to visit us now & then. If you do have any luck let me know cause I would pay alot for another crested pigeon. Thanks for stopping by and leaving some comments. Crested pigeon update. 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