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Found a baby dove - advice

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Posted by: willsteele at Thu Jun 23 08:02:23 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by willsteele ]  
   

After a heavy storm yesterday morning I found a baby dove by itself on the ground. Unable to find the parents, I decided to take it home and see if I could care for it. A little bit of Googling helped me start feeding it some ensure in a bottle. I have seen videos where people feed them from bottles. We have been feeding it with an eyedropper as it only seems to eat that way. How often should I feed it and how much should it eat? It appears to be very young. The only part covered in what look like normal dove feathers are at the end of the wings. Everything else is covered with curly light tan hair and what looks like pins. It has gotten stronger since yesterday morning. At first, it could barely move. Now, it is trying to walk a little and move its wings as well as stretch its neck. I just want to be sure I am helping it and hurting it with what I am doing.


   

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