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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi Folks, If someone familiar with avian pox would take a look at the ringneck doves in the following link and let me know if you think it is what they have, I would love to be able to pass the info on to the dove's owner. Or, if not pox, what these lesions may be from ...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hand feeding pigeon appx. 5 weeks old. Last night noticed crop was disended. Tryed putting crop bra over night. Worked somewhat. Crop seemed to shrink. Have been feeding warm water only. Bird seems lethargic. Please Help!!
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi all... What else beside Canker is known to cause 'yellow' Urates? Does anything come to mind that you may know of? I am wondering if the yellow Urates I am seeing are possibly not from a Canker problem at all, but could be from some other illness or condition...and so wanted to pick...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I'm taking this one to the vet later today, but in the meantime I wanted to ask you guys what you think. Rosie, a 3-year-old roller (one I raised) suddenly started passing blood in her stool. When I picked her up I realized she had lost weight. We have over 80 pigeons so I don't handle...
  5. General Discussions
    Hi everyone, I am facing what might be an Adenovirus outbreak here among several of my my various house Birds and pre-release ones. I have done a bunch of 'googles' finding nothing in the way of any practical information, or any diagnostic tips based on impirical observations of poops and...
  6. Archive - General Discussion
    Hi folks, Can someone please advise on the dosage for tetracycline? I will be able to get it in powder form from an aquarium store, but to know how much to give, how often etc. It's 500mg per packet. If someone can get back to me quickly with easy instructions (I'm not good with the math)...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    ok, most of you know this guy, he was mentioned in my other thread. sorry to confuse things. here's the link to his pics again http://pets.webshots.com/album/560023207XJwuAt being treated with baytril and flagyl. put diluted iodine on beak with brush, nostrils completely eaten away. bad...
  8. Archive - General Discussion
    I have occasionally have had some babies who are retarded in there growth. My loft is perfectly healthy now but occasional i do find a pigeon who is not there right size. Is there any reason for this. Sometimes I do remove young when they are 3 weeks from there nest and put them on the floor...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    We got this little guy in this morning. Someone found him at a shopping mall, scooped him up and rode the bus downtown where they apparently got in touch with Animal Control who took him to the After Hours Clinic. They "checked" him over and could find no problem other than a small scratch on...
  10. Archive - General Discussion
    So Simone seems awfully bug-eyed to us. She's also very skinny compared to the other 2 pigeons in the house. Could it be exophthlalmous?? Do pigeons get hyperthyroidism??? Also the color of her eyes seems strange. Check out pics, let us know what you think...
  11. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi all, Please forgive my ignorance on posting and this site. I am in need of help for my feral pigeon that came into rehab. He came in last month as a fledging baby. He cried more than any I have ever had. He hid all of the time, ate constantly and was extremely warm to the touch. He has...
  12. Archive - General Discussion
    what do you put in baby pigeon feed bc my two pigeon parents arnt feeding it i can tell this bc there is no crop in his neck. can someone tell me what is in a baby feed crop quickly plz.
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    ok, i've been trying to steer clear of pigeons because i have a full house, i have a kitten that was found in a dumpster here too now. so, i found another pigeon today, this one was sitting on the sidewalk, by itself, and i caught him easily. his vent was covered in STINKY poo, i had to cut...
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have a pair of white doves that hatched 2 babies on June 12. Last Sunday I noticed that the smaller one looked odd, it was breathing faster than the bigger one and when I picked it up it looked purple instead of pink like its sibling, also there was a click noise every time it breathed. I...
  15. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My 20 day old baby pigeon has got a hard crop. its parents are refusing to feed it now. I am trying to tube feed it some water but it tends to throw it up. Please help me help her
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have a pigeon with canker and I bought the Foy's 4 in 1 tablets and it says one teaspoon per gallon it does not say how many tablets or could i just give the pigeon one whole tablet. Any help please
  17. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi Folks! I just registered today cuz I have a new Zoo resident as of yesterday morning... a feral pigeon with an "injured" left wing. The short version of the story... I walked into my local Petco to get supplies for my current Zoo members. Everyone knows me here.. I take some of their...
  18. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, After medicating baby this afternoon it started to shake it's head and the lower mandible fell off. It was only being held on by a tiny piece of tissue which I snipped off. I don't faint, thank goodness but my stomach did flips. Anyway now we have this baby, who doesn't seem to be in pain...
  19. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    If anyone clicking on the link below could say what this is from, it would be much appreciated! http://flatratewebsites.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=2941&highlight=#2941 Best wishes Carol...
  20. Archive - Other Birds
    Hi everybody. I'm from Starling Talk, and hoping to pick the PT experts' brains. One of our members in Australia needs to dose her 8 starlings and 1 blackbird for coccidia. Her vet has supplied 33% Sulphadimidine, but told her he could only guess at the dosage. His instructions were to put...
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