Solo pigeon takes flight into care of Scottish SPCA

The Scottish SPCA is currently caring for a four week old feral pigeon called Solo at their National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross.

SoloWe have been tube feeding the little guy since he arrived into our care on 31 December.

Centre Manager Colin Seddon said, “Solo has to be tube fed right now due to his weak condition and the fact that he is too young to be away from his parents yet.

“He arrived in our care after a member of the public found him out of the nest in Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

“We named him Solo, as he was found alone, which follows our Star Wars naming theme.”

Colin went on to say, “As pigeons are flock birds they do better with company so, due to his weak state, we decided to give him a companion in the form of a toy elephant. He enjoys snuggling up to it but also uses it as a perch.

“Solo will be released back into the wild once he has fully matured.”

Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.


Scottish SPCA Wildlife Assistant with deer fawns

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