Pigeon with injured leg

Thie bird is limping badly, has possibly a cord round it’s lower leg. I live in Ealing W54HB. Can anyone help. It could be caught as very tame, but I wouldn’t know how to keep bird still ( this bird rather old too) Thank you
  • Hi Pauline,   Sorry to hear bout the injured bird;      The Starlight Trust are a good place to start in finding help for the injured Pigeon, we have a forum member on here who rescues lots of pigeons and uses Starlight Trusts help medically and to rehabilitate them,  he would usually answer this post but is away until later this afternoon so try this link to contact them either by phone, email or their social media pages    HERES THE LINK     Hope this helps, good luck and thanks for caring enough to ask for help.

    post edit:    If you are nearby the pigeon and as you say tame enough to capture,   you could perhaps use a cardboard box (with sufficient air holes) or  borrow a pet carrier like is used for small cats and dogs and place a clean duster or cloth in the base of it for the bird to give it some grip in the box and place a small bowl of water in there.    The trust will probably arrange for someone to collect the pigeon from you.  

    Try (after 10am)......     Phone: 0844 586 8634

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    Regards, Hazel 

    My Flickr. photo  link HERE 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Thank you very much for the info.

  • In reply to Pauline Mangion:

    You are very welcome Pauline, hope the pigeon makes a good recovery, they can often get their feet entwined which can cut off the blood flow;  once again, thanks for taking the time to get help for it as a lot of people would walk on by.

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    Regards, Hazel 

    My Flickr. photo  link HERE 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Hello Pauline, I hope you managed to get the pigeon into a box okay. Were you able to get any help? Excellent advice from Hazel. As she said many would not even look, let alone try to help, so well done.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Hello Hazel, haven’t  managed to catch it but have a pic which shows misshapen foot. Can I send it on this forum? Thank you.

  • In reply to Pauline Mangion:

    Hi Pauline,  here's an excellent link to Alan's help  on how to post up photos    HERE    

    If you have any problems just shout and one of us will try assist you.  

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    Regards, Hazel 

    My Flickr. photo  link HERE 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    I have an iPad Pro and have managed to show a pic a couple of years ago. Even with the full instructions could not work it out today. I have though  posted a pic on Facebook if you have time to look at it/ Thank you so much.

  • In reply to Pauline Mangion:

    Hi Pauline,   I don't have Facebook account so cannot access your photos without signing in or creating account.    Not sure if others on here have uploaded from their iPads and can assist you in the process.      The way I would do it is to download the photos off your iPad on to your computer and then follow Alan's thread on how to post up photos here.   Maybe someone with iPad can help if they see this.

    Did you manage to contact Starlight Trust for help ?

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    Regards, Hazel 

    My Flickr. photo  link HERE 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Hi Pauline, I have FB account but do not know which one is you?

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

     

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    WendyBartter said:
    I have FB account but do not know which one is you?

         Pauline is the lady from Ealing  Wendy;   I can't open photos without account or logging in.

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    Regards, Hazel 

    My Flickr. photo  link HERE