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Flymunchkin Flymunchkin is offline
Posted 15th June 2019, 06:48 PM
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Hi everyone, I’m new to the forum and I’m looking for advice for my sick pigeon in Warren County, NJ.

I have a white pigeon named Munchkin that is about two months old. He was born with deformed feet that curl on top of each other. He is able to walk but struggles. I found an online article that healed a bird’s feet by taping them to snowshoes made out of cardboard for a week to retrain it to open. (Article is here:
Has anyone tried this before on a pigeon? Was it successful?

But more importantly, he looks very sick and I don’t know how to help him. His right eye looks glazed over and is very red around the rim. His feathers are very dirty. When he poops, a big ball of poop hangs from him. He can move but prefers to lay in one spot in the coop until he wants food. He cannot perch because of his deformed feet. He cannot fly. His beak is quite large, unlike the other pigeons. His sibling that was born at the same time is significantly bigger and more developed. He has an appetite but doesn’t eat as much as the other birds. He’s been in a coop with other pigeons for two months and separated him today in case he has something that infects the other birds.

I called a few vets in my area and they’re not available till Monday. Hoping I can find some advice before then.

Thanks in advance!

Last edited by Flymunchkin; 15th June 2019 at 09:00 PM..
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Flymunchkin Flymunchkin is offline
Posted 17th June 2019, 10:49 AM
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Update: Unfortunately, Munchkin didn’t make it due to infection setting in.
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Posted 17th June 2019, 08:13 PM
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Am sorry to hear Munchkin didnt make it. He was a cutie. Thank you for trying.
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