A grey pigeon who doesn't seem well
Hello, how are you going? A while ago, my white dove got a bacterial infection and then he disappeared half way through his course of tablets :-( Now I have seen a grey pigeon in our backyard who is starting to act just like the white dove did just before he got sick. This grey bird sits apart from the rest of the flock and he didnt fly home last night and he pretends to eat bird seed, but when I look close up, what he does is he takes bits of birdseed in his mouth as if he is eating them, but then he drops them out of his mouth. His pupils (those black dots in his eyes) also look bigger during the day than usaul
So I put him in a cage and called a vet to our house. When the vet came it was night time so the vet put a torch on the bird and examined him. The vet said that the bird is fine because there was no diareha on the cage floor that the bird had been in all day he said. He also looked at the birds feathers and bum and in his eyes with a torch and said he looked fine. He said that the bird is a bit skinny as the other birds might push him out the way at feeding time, as he might be a bird who does not like to fight for his food.
He felt his chest and said that he has indeed been eating as he can feel birdseed in his crop. But he said I should feed him soft bread cut up small, and soaked wheat and soaked proodge till he puts on a bit more weight, and then I can put him back out with the other birds in the backyard.
Does all that sound right to you? I am still scared that something is wrong woth him. Should I get a test done on his poo to see if anything is wrong? There is an avain vet who says I can post samples of his droppings and he will check them and analyse them. If I am still worried about this bird having a bacterial infection, or something else wrong with him, what signs should I watch out for? Does this bird really seem okay do you think? If he gets worse, should I get a second opinion?
Thanks heaps for your time, I do appreciate it a lot :-) Kind Regards, from Christina in Australia :-)