Pigeon and dove care E-Books for the rescuer on the go.
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I completed compiling, with references to the origin of these articles, an e-book regarding doves, and pigeons. I was thinking how there is a bunch of information on the forums I'm a part of. I started making e-books for myself, so I could carry the information to the pet store when I was looking for something specific like medicine. It has taken months to edit, arrange and create this free pigeon book. Now whenever I want to answer a commonly asked question on these forums, I can quote the book! (lol)
I haven't figured out how to make it downloadable, but I have it in two formats now.
Pigeon Care comes in Word format and www.mobipocket.com format (a free e-book reader).
Message me if you have a pocket pc or smart phone or a computer and would like a copy. I will email it to you.
Subjects covered so far:
FORWARD: BASH THIS BOOK!
PART 1: RINGNECK DOVE BASICS:
Ring neck Dove Basics: Housing, perches, and beginner’s tips
Ring neck Dove History
Add Doves to Your Collection
Seed mix and diet, Mineral Supplements
MINERALS AND DIET
PART 2: BREEDING:
A Young Dove’s Age Using Feather Molt of the Wings
Dead in Shell Youngsters
Diseases Transmitted to Eggs
Leg Banding Procedures
Hand Feeding Baby doves
Ring neck dove care sheet
Sexing Tips for Foreign Exotic Doves & Pigeons
Shipping Doves 2004
Suspending Incubation of Pigeon Eggs
PART 3: DIAMOND DOVES:
Diamond Dove Basics
The Diamond Dove – The Easy Breeding Bird
Flight Breeding versus Individual Cage Breeding
Color Explosion in the Diamond Dove
Part 4: KEEPING PIGEONS
A. Introduction to Columbia Livia
B. Feathered Diva Care (aka The Rock star in the loft)
C. Regular Care and Routine
D. Nutrition, Nutrition, Nutrition
E. Supplements and Deficiency
2. Vitamin A
F. Cleaning, Cleaning, and Cleaning
H. Breeding and Babies
1. Rearing a Baby Pigeon
2. Foster care breeding (aka pumpers)
3. Bull Breeding
4. Breeding Nutrition
6. Candling eggs
7. Egg binding in birds
8. Egg Bound Hen
9. Post Egg Paralysis
10. Cleaning around Squabs
11. Baby Bird Rescue
12. Advanced Hand Feeding Tips
13. Baby Food Recipe
Part 5: TRAINING HOMING PIGEONS
Advice on showing pigeons
Training and Taming Pet Birds
Part 6: DISEASES
A. Canker (TRICHOMONAS GALLINAE)
B. AVIAN POX (pigeon pox)
D. Avian Influenza
H. Fungus Poisoning
I. Heavy Metal Poisoning
J. PARAMYXOVIRUS (Treatment and Prevention)
L. Pseudomonas Infection
M. Respiratory Diseases
N. VIRAL DISEASES
O. My bird fell off her perch! (Birds Fall from Perches)
P. In depth Canker research article
Q. Can my pigeons make me sick?
R. Pigeon Fanciers’ Lung
Part 7: PARASITES
A. Pigeon Flies and Bugs
B. Worms and Worming
C. Mites and Ear Mites
Part 8: INJURIES
A. Air bubbles under skin
B. Cat Victims
C. Broken legs, broken wings, Fractures
D. Eye injuries
E. Gun shot wounds
F. Overgrown Beak
H. Splay Leg
I. String Injuries
Part 9: HAZARDS AND TOXINS
A. Household hazards for the pet bird
B. Why Caffeine is toxic to birds
C. Common household toxins
D. Toxic Plants
E. Safe Plants
Part 10: FERAL PIGEON RESCUE
A. Recognizing and catching a sick pigeon
B. Examining a sick bird
D. Saving a life
E. Providing heat to sick birds
F. Treating a sick pigeon
G. Rescue Release Checklist
Part 11: ADVANCED MEDICAL CARE
A. Use of a microscope for pigeon diagnostic
B. Comprehensive Drug List
C. Nitroimidazoles and other DRUGS Reviewed
D. Avian Anatomy
Part 12: HOLLISTIC REMEDIES
A. Remedies for common problems:
a. Avian Pox
b. Broken bones and bruises
c. Detox of Liver
d. Immune Support
e. PMV, Paratyphoid
f. Worms Infestation
B. In depth articles explaining holistic remedies:
1. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
2. Colloidal Silver
3. Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
4. The Goodness of Garlic (Stabilized Allicin)
5. Neem Oil (Azadirachta indica)
6. Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca)
7. West African Bay extract (Pimenta Racemosa = PimaFix)
Last edited by philodice; 16th July 2009 at 10:06 PM. Reason: finished the final edit.
What A Cool Idea A E-Book About The Info To Help Save Pigeons Would Be Great The Best Part It Would Come From Pigeon Talk People.
This e-book Will Be Alot Of Info To Put Together. I Think You will also Have To Ask Each Preson That You Plan To Quote/use there info In It As e-books Are Books. I'll See What i can Find Out About How To do The Download Type. I would Love To Have One But Don't Have pocket pc or smart phone.
Gook Luck With This E-Book.
Love , Care for Your Animals
And They Will Take care Of You,
Have A Great Day,
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I thank you for sharing the dove\pigeon care e-book with me! Such a great reference to carry in my pocket. And the mobipocket reader/writer are awesome too. Having fun with those. Will be nice for my commute.
Re: pigeon talk in the pocket, I'll admit to using the site via smartphone while on the train to and from work. Or when hubby is on the home computer and I want to look something up. It is kind of clumsy to use that way though. An e-book of p-t info relevant to meds, etc...would allow for finding the information faster while in a pet store, vet's office or whatnot.
Definitely interested in a copy of the p-t advice book when you complete it
Hello! from my little flock to yours. ~Karen
The first draft of the PT ebook is complete, I'll be revising it in my mobile device.
I welcome advice, criticism, editing requests, and if you happen to have been quoted you may ask me to remove the qoutes. I am not publishing this or selling it, just consider it an 'offline' save of what you already have shared with us on the site.
Hello! from my little flock to yours. ~Karen
This is going faster than I thought. The e-book from pigeon talk is complete and edited. The e-book on chicken care is complete. All versions are ready for use/download. You will need to use all three books as some information is only in one of the books and they are meant to be used as a set. I'm really enjoying reading them in the carpool, post office, etc.
After I had a chance to read the ebooks I realized how they really weren't up to par. Days of editing, moving around information, taking out repetitive articles and paragraphs and shortening up some of the articles while adding other articles. Adding warnings in appropriate places in the homeopathic section, as well as a disclaimer at the end, and polishing up that table of contents (which is considerable). These are not small books, these are full of enough information to raise, feed, breed, and first aid/emergency for several types of dove and pigeon. Just compiling these books has helped me learn so much! I'm almost ashamed that I let the unfinished versions out a bit ago, when NOW they are ready.
I'd like to note that I am not the author, just the compiler. Use at your own risk.
Last edited by philodice; 16th March 2008 at 05:46 PM.
If you have the latest, greatest in Word format, I would love to have a copy. My e-mail addy is TAWhatley@sbcglobal.net.
Sorry but I didnít get it how I can obtain this e-book of yours. Please I need as much information as possible as I have sick birds and no veterinarian support (feral birds).
My email is
Can you tell us more about your sick birds?
If all the beasts were
gone, men would die
from great loneliness of
spirit, for whatever
happens to the beasts
also happens to the man.
Another Life, Gone To The Birds!
DO NO HARM
Member, International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
Thank you Charis,
I started new thread on your suggestion
Book three is complete!
FORWARD: The purpose of this book.
If you are reading this perhaps you have read books one and two in the series. “Dove and Pigeon Care” and “Avian Rehab Primer”. The first two contained loads of information on care, breeding, rescue, rehab, disease, and nutrition. Here in parts one through four of book three, for the first time we focus on aviculture basics for Columbia Livia in an easy to work with format. What is a feral pigeon? What exactly should they eat? Parts five through eight explain the breeding and training of homing birds. In parts nine through eighteen we dig much further into nutrition, toxins, and vitamins than in the previous books, with case studies and in depth research into diseases both common and exotic. In many ways I feel this should have been the first book, and you will find it a fascinating read.
edit...there is no more book three, it is all in one book now.
Last edited by philodice; 28th May 2008 at 07:08 PM.
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