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  1. General Discussions
    Hello How can you tell if a pigeon has a fever? Is there a change in behaviour, droppings or what???? Also, what does sudden itching, preening, plucking of feather needles indicate? Thank you for your help! :)
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    for the past two weeks i had 3 birds died. first 2 ybs then yesterday a year old. ive notice that they dont want to eat except to drink. i tried hand feeding them but not luck at all. i open the mouth and no found cancker, but what i can see is saliva or watery mouth and dropping are watery also...
  3. General Discussions
    Hi- I've been fostering and adopting out rescued king pigeons from the SF animal shelter for several months. I'm providing what I think of as great care (not crowded, good hygiene, healthy food, clean water but no vaccinces or preventitive meds) for them but recently have had some illnesses...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have seen many posts about PMV and I find it very disturbing that so many are being diagnosed with this virus when I believe that it is entirely possible that some of these birds merely have a vitamin B deficiency. The symptoms are the same. The nervous system is affected and tremors, loss of...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    i went outside today to do the daily feeding and such, and i heard a deep cough. I stood still as the birds watched me attentivly waiting for food as i waited to hear it again. It turned out to be my little modena hen. It was a deep cough. What do you think it is? And what can i give her since...
  6. General Discussions
    This new pigeon i got from our member Terry suddenly can't fly. He will try but acts as if his wing is broken what gives? He holds his wings normally.
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I had one bird die from what must have been young bird sickness. Now her brother must have it. From what I have read there is no cure as it is probably a viral (adenovirus or circovirus) disease. The viruses supress the young bird's (ie. not fully developed) immune system. Various bacterial...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I went in to check on my supposedly PMV pigeon this morning and his face was wet. When I picked him up I noticed that liquid was coming out of his nose/mouth. It smells sour, and when I offered him some water, I noticed that when his beak went in to get some, the liquid that came off his beak...
  9. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I wrote in a couple of weeks ago about a baby pigeon I was raising who had a swollen crop. I got lots of great advice, thank you everyone. My vet sent me Itraconozole for what I suspected was yeast. It was, and he is now yeast free. Had to take him to the vet a few days later though as his crop...
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hey Ok, this pigeon that I found is twisting his head completely around, I saw pictures from Amyable, that she is dealing with a similar situation, so maybe she can reply to this as well. Anyway, I was feeding him today, and I started feeling around his neck and I think there is a big bump on...
  11. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    One of the pigeons that come in my garden has been very ill yesterday and today I managed to grab her and take her inside. Since yesterday she started to walk funny and now when I inspected her wing there are some bones sticking out a bit or it could be some stuck together feathers, she is a bit...
  12. Archive - Other Birds
    Hi. Moody needs larger gravel for grit, but as it's not landscaping season, it's hard to find. I was wondering offhand if it would be possible to use AQUARIUM rocks for her grit. The uncoated kind, I guess. But they might be painted. But it might, again, be possible to find unpainted ones...
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Seeing as my vet is being absolutely ridiculous and not responding to me, I have decided that due to the fact that she is not as specialized in avian medicine as I thought she was, I'm going to have to take this on myself. First order of the day is purchasing or renting, borrowing or just using...
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Please, someone help me... I don't know what's on my hands but I am not liking it at all! Please... So, tonight Moody went into the bath. I had a friend over and Moody got really anxious. She was really attacking my friend and was not happy. I started to smell blood, so I figured she was going...
  15. Archive - Other Birds
    As you know, for a while I've been wondering what could possibly be wrong with my Moody goose. At first, people suspected she was slow to grow, and therefore she was smelly and low weight. Then, it came to genes... Could she have been, instead of an embden, a roman/embden cross? And perhaps...
  16. Archive - Other Birds
    So I took Moody to the avian vet here in town, and got a fecal done for her as well as a check-up. Her symptoms are: →Poor feather quality; loss of feathers →Smelly diarrhea →Blood sometimes in feces →Bloody vent (upon swab, we could see there was blood) →Underweight, but has not lost weight...
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    can anybody tell me what is wrong with my homer?...it's sick.. don't know why but it's getting skinnier and skinnier even though it eats when i feed him...has anybody ever experinced this?..he's now skinnier than my rollers and he use to be so big!this has been going on for about 2-3...
  18. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Mieke (pet Old German Owl, mate of Bliss) started limping Saturday eveining. It's her right leg, so my guess is that her band may have gotten caught on something and she injured her leg getting loose. I checked for any obvious break, swelling, or heat - nothing. She just limps when she walks...
  19. Archive - General Discussion
    While it's not something I need right now, I like to have a bird medicine cabinet stocked and ready for action should the need ever arise. I was doing some research on Colloidal Silver for my pet mice whom had a bad 'cold' which refused to submit to normal medication. I had thought of Garlic...
  20. General Discussions
    Hi,i'm new to Pigeon Talk,and new to breeding pigeons.I have a couple of questions,about young squabs.I have my first two hatched on 11/01/07,they are walking around on the floor,at what age do they start to feed on their own.And i've been out of town for 4-5 days,and when i got back ,they had...
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