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Lisen Lisen is offline
Posted 18th August 2019, 04:38 AM
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My rescued little baby pigeon has a leg problem


Since we found her when she was about 1 week old she has eaten well and grown. She seems healthy but we started noticing yesterday she was tipping over to one side when lying down or trying to stand up. I checked her legs and there is no sign of injuries and she doesn't seem to be in pain. She does have some movement in the lame leg but when checking more closely I noticed she has no muscles in this leg. The other one is perfect. I have now ordered some calcium for her that I can start tomorrow and she does get plenty of direct sunlight. Could someone please telle what this might be???
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Ladygrey Ladygrey is offline
Posted 18th August 2019, 05:05 AM
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Post a picture if you can.

I think your assessment of lack of calcium is probably right as growing squabs needs plenty of it.. and protein.

What are you hand feeding with?


If she lacks nutrition , and she is kept on a slick substrate they can get splayed leg as well.. but I’m not sure that is what it is.

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Lisen Lisen is offline
Posted 18th August 2019, 05:51 AM
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I am giving her EMP egg food formula. But I just realised it.does not show calcium on the ingredients list. Hopefully giving her the Calcivet I bought will help 😕 She is not showing signs of splayed legs, only that one leg being limp. I was also wondering if it could be from when she fell out of the nest. She fell about 2 meters but onto soft grass. Also her lame foot (left) seems smaller than the right.
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Lisen Lisen is offline
Posted 18th August 2019, 02:54 PM
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I am now pretty sure it is rickets. Starting treatment in the morning.
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