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    Exclamation i have a young injured dove

    My boyfriend found a young dove at about 8 at night 2 days ago and brought him to mine. Hes fully feathered except for under wings and little bald patch on head. It looks like hes been grabbed by a bird of prey and dropped. Hes got a cut on his chesy just next to breast bone and one on his back under edge of wing. They have closed over but have scabs over etc, there are no maggots. Hes limping but can stand on both legs but prefers not to - I cant see any obvious injuries there.
    I took him in my garden yesterday and he just flew over to my garden room roof - about 1 metre away and sat in the gutter. Wasnt even bothered that there were pigeons flying around behind him. Hes drank twice on his own but takes alot from a dripper if offered. I had him in a cat box on the 1st night but he didnt like that last night so he was sat on a sheet on my drawers. He eats a few seeds now and then apart from that hes just sat on the end of my bed and cleans him self every now and then. He isnt interested in bathing himself when theres a water bowl infront of him - even though he looks quite dirty.
    He has come from the dove cote just down my road but I dont want to take him along just yet because theres a big main road and I dont think he would be that interested in other daoves flying about since he didnt care about the pigeons.
    What do you all think I should do with him???

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    Re: i have a young injured dove

    Call a local vet and they will tell you if there is a place that does anything with wild birds.
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    Re: i have a young injured dove

    I found the owner of the dove cote and she took him back in and will look after him, she said she gets alot of baby ones in that she looks after. So hopefully he will make a full recovery and be returned to the dove cote! Thanks.

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    Re: i have a young injured dove

    Wonderful news! I am glad to hear everything worked out.

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