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  1. General Discussions
    Hi. I have pigeons that nested on my balcony under one of the chairs. I know nothing at all about birds. The eggs hatched 9 days ago. I noticed this morning that they have been unaccompanied by one of the adults most of the morning, which is not what I’d observed in the previous days. I’ve just...
  2. General Discussions
    Hello, I have a few questions about a baby pigeon that I currently have living in my garden. It took its first flight last night (we are estimating it to be about 4 weeks old as we have been watching it for around 3 weeks 2 weeks before this we had seen the egg in the nest), and has had mini...
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I posted a video of my baby on Facebook in a pigeon group im in and someone mentioned it looks like he has angle wings (when the ends of the wings turn outward) and I have noticed this before but just figured it was because he’s still growing (he’s 19 day’s old) and didn’t think it actually had...
  4. General Discussions
    So my pigeon is now 19 days old and doing good, except he seems to not want to be hand fed as much as he used to. He used to eat quite a bit but now he only seems to want a little then gets fussy (he’s currently on Kaytee exact) but he will peck away at seeds no problem and seems to eat those...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi my little over 2 week old pigeon I just noticed today keeps closing his right eye. When he has it open it’s not as wide as the other one. He’s acting fine and the eye looks normal except for this. What could cause this and should I be concerned? It’s it’s not closed all the time just he’s...
  6. General Discussions
    My baby is 17 days old today and I’m wondering if I should still be feeding him every 2-3 hours. He seems to not want to eat as much (he gets excited for a feeding and eats a bit then doesn’t want anymore), and I’m wondering if I should be waiting longer in-between for feeding now. And if so...
  7. General Discussions
    Hi my guy is now 15 days old and I was wondering if I should do anything different with feeding by this age. I’m still feeding him Kaytee exact every 2-3 hours but I was wondering if I should be adding crushed seeds or anything to the formula? (I’ve heard this on another site and didn’t know if...
  8. General Discussions
    Hi guys just a quick question...is it normal for a 2 week old pigeon to flap one wing more than the other? For example, when it’s feeding time or when I talk to him he flaps his wings from being excited, but one wing is always the one to flap more and the other he usually doesn’t use as much...
  9. General Discussions
    Hi guys. My pigeon is now 13 days old and he’s doing good. I just have a question, he will sometimes stretch his neck up and open his mouth then go back to normal. This usually happens after/during feeding. It’s not a constant thing it just happens sometimes and I really don’t know what it could...
  10. General Discussions
    Hi all, I’m just wondering how long I should keep my 9 day old pigeon in the incubator for? I have a small bird cage for it for when it’s ready to go there, I’m just not sure what the age should be for that. Tia :) I don’t want it to get too cold if it’s not ready
  11. General Discussions
    Hi guys. My baby pigeon is 8 days old today and I’m just wondering, when should I start thickening up for formula I’m feeding it? (I’m using Kaytee exact hand feeding formula). I’ve still been making it pretty watery but not sure if it should be thicker yet. I’ve been using 1 teaspoon of the...
  12. General Discussions
    I hope this is the right place to ask this. If not, I will gladly move it to the appropriate place. I accidentally allowed pigeons (Peggy and Pappy) to lay two eggs on my fifth floor condo balcony. Pancake and Ploppy hatched well over a month ago, but I did not pay close attention to exactly...
  13. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have a sweet 21 day old collared dove fledgling and it's chest looks like its crop has a parting of some kind. I don't think I've overfed it. It kind of looks like a split or long dimple, like it has boobs or a front bum :) I have not found anything about this online. The bird behaves...
  14. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello Pigeon Lovers! I recently discovered a nest, parents and 2 babies outside my window in a planter attached to my high rise building back in mid March. I have had front row seats to their entire lives the past 6 weeks and I've loved every minute. The mother left awhile ago, but the dad has...
  15. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello, everyone. Nice too meet you all. I am new here, and despite having experience dealing with baby birds (sparrows and cockatiels so far), I need help with this one. I found this baby pigeon 5 days ago walking on a very busy street with extremely high traffic and no nearby trees. I caught...
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have recently rescued a baby pigeon that has a damaged knee. You can see the damage pretty clearly by comparing this picture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_feet_and_legs#/media/File:Bird_leg_and_pelvic_girdle_skeleton_EN.gif with this video: https://youtu.be/Xc_Qs4399tI Suggestions...
  17. General Discussions
    I have an approximately 10 day old pigeon. He was found and given to me to care for but I don't have experience with pigeons. I am feeding him formula for baby birds 3x a day, but his crop looks full. He cries all day for food, but again I am hesitant to feed because his crop is full. I can also...
  18. General Discussions
    A week ago we found a very young pigeon in the grass near a tree. (she was around a week and a half I think, see photo) She had obviously fallen out of her nest and one of her parents were torn to shreds on the ground (cat or fox?) She had been completely abandoned so we took her home. She was a...
  19. General Discussions
    I have been fostering two wild pigeons since they were just a couple of days old. We are now beginning week 4 and the larger of the two pigeons is resisting eating the baby bird formula I have been using. It is pecking at the ground and trying to eat seeds but I am not sure if any seeds are...
  20. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    **Title is supposed to say hand raising. Auto-correct >_> I raise homing pigeons and somehow the pen got opened while I was gone. My adults all went out for a good fly. The reason I don't let them do this is because, predictably, one of the females never came back. I reasonably assume a hawk...
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