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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello _ I found 2 baby mourning doves (maybe 1 to 2 days old) on May 16th. A cat attacked the nest and the parents did not come back after I put them back in their nest. I called 3 different vets ( we do not have a rehailitator in this area) and they all told me that there was nothing I could...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello all, My neighbor has a friend with pigeons. He went out of town for a few weeks and paid someone to feed and water the birds while he was gone and they did. However, they did not notice a 4 week old baby with a lower beak so large it cannot close it's mouth. They brought it to me. I...
  3. Archive - General Discussion
    Pidgey 32 days ago laid her first egg and went thru everything she was suppose to and if they were fertile she would make an awsome mommy but now last night she laid the first of yet another clutch of eggs. This egg broke as I was not aware she had a white egg laying on top of a white blanket...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi All, A member of the Starling-Talk board rescued this pigeon last night and took it to a vet today. The vet didn't know a whole lot and put the bird on Baytril. I'm pretty sure this is a massive canker growth. Anyway, I'm waiting for her to send me her phone # and location (I think she is...
  5. Archive - Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Came through my gate outside my apartment on Thursday afternoon. Looked to my right and saw a pigeon on its back. Wanted to give a decent burial, so, before gathering a towel, I looked closer. The checker pigeon was breathing! Laying on its back was NOT a good sign and I figured that time was...
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My poor Thunder Pidgey has always had problems trying to lay eggs. Well, she's laid another pair of eggs -both of the eggs- and she is in a horrible condition. Yesterday she was sitting on her haunches and barely moving around. She laid the 2nd egg this morning and this morning she also had the...
  7. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi, I found a fledgling this evening at 16th Street and Dolores in San Francisco. He is a little bit older than the birds in this picture: http://www.geocities.com/macomb_audubon/images/Young_Pigeons.JPG, with fewer little yellow feathers. I contacted Eileen Sutterfield of Fresno Wildlife...
  8. Archive - General Discussion
    It was dark & Bob inadvertently let a CAT in through the front door. Thankfully, I saw the cat immediately. When I gasped, Bob picked the cat up. When this happened, Jesse was standing on the back of the couch. God forbid, Jesse had been in a certain one of "his" spots on the floor, he would...
  9. Archive - General Discussion
    out of curiosity. when a pigeon has pox virus how long does it take to be immunised to the virus
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    We have a baby, almost fully feathered that fell in our courtyard about 48 hours ago. At first it seemed to just have a broken lower jaw and the tip of its lower beak bends down at a 90* angle when I tried to open it to examine it and two small scapes on the edge of the lower beak and the...
  11. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I just got this message from a 911 finder who rescued a bird months ago. She's the one who sent the picture a few days ago and I was asking what breed the bird is. I have BEGGED her to log on here and get some help. I hope she will. I've got to be gone ALL DAY. I just wanted someone to be aware...
  12. Archive - General Discussion
    I noticed when we got home that it’s right eye looks like this.... Anyone have any ideas? Terry, you and I will get together about what should be done with it as to weather I keep it or you take it. If needed I could always bring it to you. You can’t be that far from me. I drive pretty far for...
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    ok, found a pigeon that pecks at and misses food, missing 3-8 times before getting it. also doing some seed tossing, or in this case "bread tossing." what other things should i look for, as in symptoms to be sure he has this?? or symptoms of what else this could be?? also, what should i be using...
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    This is the big white King pigeon that had the post egg-laying paralysis back in January. She stopped laying altogether. She is 8 now. Might be her age. Today I noticed again that she won't stand and I took a look at her. Both her knee joints are swollen, they are huge and feel nodular. Also her...
  15. Vets & Rescue Centers
    It is free to join this site and avail yourself of the information there. You may have to fudge a little bit on your "position" as an animal health person, but those of us that rescue and rehab are pretty darned close. Anyway, this is a very good site and I would encourage those that are...
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Help, my pigeon may be dying!! Hi guys, I hope someone can help. I brought my pigeon to the vet today. She has been breathing fast and panting. Her whole body moves when she breathes and it's like her wings are vibrating. She seems to have trouble pooping. When she tries to poop, sometimes it...
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I found an injured pigeon around nine years ago. He was dazed and moving around in circles, looking at the sky constantly. He couldn't fly and couldn't eat or drink water. After a few weeks, he could walk and drink water but still couldn't eat. We had to hand feed him three times a day. (hand...
  18. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Oscar last night started doing some star-gazing type moves, but we thought it was because Pinky had landed on top of his cage, and he was trying to see her. But he was doing it repeatedly. So I took him out to sit with me and he did stop doing it. But Aias says he's been doing it more today...
  19. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello, I found a pigeon today in my yard picking at seed with a very badly swollen eye. The bird's eyelid appears swollen andthe eye watery and darker in colour than the other which is totally normal. Would like to help this bird so any direction you could give me is greatly appreciated. I...
  20. Archive - General Discussion
    Garlic is often suggested to be used in birds for health reasons. I have been alerted to a condition that can arise in some animals due to getting too much garlic--Heinz body hemolytic anemia. Essentially, some of the suflur compounds in onions and garlic metabolize into compounds that can...
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