Peggy the one-legged homing pigeon
A stray homing pigeon wound up at the San Jose Animal Care Center with one of her legs completely blackened and dead. Mickaboo was contacted and she was rushed to For the Birds Avian Veterinary Clinic for care. The leg required amputation so she (?) is now a one-legged homer in search of a home. We need donations to help cover the costs of her care. Please click here and scroll down to make a donation.
She's currently being fostered and here's what her Foster Mom says about her-
She (or he) is doing pretty well. You will notice that she also has somewhat of a scissor beak which FTB will trim when she goes for follow-up. She can eat and does not like to take her meds, but I think she will get used to me. For now, I don't think she's too fond of me. After Sunday she'll be done with the meds if you know anyone who can adopt her. It seems she would be happy in a large enclosure with other birds. I think she can fly, as she sort of got away from me this afternoon and flew a few feet.
She's getting stronger every day and more used to me, too. I put the diamond doves next to her (no other space) and I think she really likes the bird company.
I thought you might like to see Peggy hopping around in the kitchen this afternoon. I took her out of the cage so I could change the papers and she went exploring. I think she REALLY likes being out. She even went into the bathroom and flew up to the towel bar.
May 28 Update
I'm probably a little simple-minded but I just LOVE this video. Johnny Pijj (formerly known as Peggy) was rescued and fostered and his injuries treated by FTB and he's now fostered by Andy's. He is so spunky and full of himself that it cracks me up. In this video, he's doing his one-legged version of a look-at-what-a-handsome-buck-of-a-pigeon dance for Wendell (who we should probably be calling Wendy). I LOVE the slap of his little foot on the linoleum. Like I said... simple minded!