Solo was found by someone who noticed he was on the ground all alone, nowhere near his family or his nest. The person contacted the Scottish SPCA, which immediately came out to rescue the little 4-week-old pigeon. The little guy was clearly too young to be on his own, and so the rescue took him back to its National Wildlife Rescue Center in Fishcross.
After being examined, it was determined that little Solo was too young and weak to take food on his own, so staff at the rescue center began tube-feeding him instead. It seemed the baby bird would probably have to be at their center for a while, and staff were afraid that he might get lonely — and so they decided to give him a very unusual friend.