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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hey guys I’m new when it comes to doves and pigeons and my two laughing doves (or senegal doves) are with me for exact two weeks now. They are around 5 months old an the male has developed something on his beak that makes me a little bit afraid. 2 days ago i spotted a small, black bump on his...
  2. Illnesses & Health Issues - Identify & Treat
    Hi all, One of my two young pigeons has a strange lump, it's small and looks like a little spot. I was reading some threads about pigeons pox and got a bit concerned. One of the threads also mentioned it could just be the way the cere is developing if they're young. Both of these pics were...
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    It sounds like a strange complaint but yesterday our one year old pet pigeon stopped biting us at all! It seems like she WANTS to bite our hands (making noises and even wing slapping) but is unable to get the force for it. She is still eating and preening- but it seems more tentative. Has anyone...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi everyone, I don’t have any ‘before‘ photos of this guy, unfortunately, but I’ve had him for about a week... he had what I’m pretty sure was canker, causing heaps of swelling on one side of his beak, plus some nasty, white, smelly stuff inside the front, bottom of his mouth, for which I began...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi! One of my diamond doves is not doing very well lately. She is stell eating and seems to be relatively stable. She never was very active but nowadays she only sits on the ground and I noticed that she kept opening and closing her beak. I wondered if anyone knows what this means? Is she...
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi there! I have a homer squab that is about four days old who suddenly has a crossed beak. I didn't notice it until today despite seeing it daily since it hatched. The parents kept letting it roll out of the nest in favor of its larger nest mate, so I put it under another pair of birds with...
  7. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hi, Pigeon regularly comes to my garden to eat out of a dish of seeds and some scattered on the patio floor too. However he has a broken beak, it has been like this for months, I saw him once then couldn't find him, he didn't come back, 2 months later he is back every day trying to eat. He...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I saw a dove with an injured lower beak, such that it may not be attached on one side. It was struggling to drink water from the fountain. I very much would like to help this bird and am hoping for advice. I can't be sure it will come back tomorrow, but I am hopeful. The poor thing has a...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hey everyone, So about 8 months ago I brought home a baby pigeon that was hurt by cats I guess. He was fine I just wanted to look after him for a while because some of his feathers were plucked off. I should also mention that I had a naughty African Grey parrot at that time. so one night while...
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello gang, This is my first posting here, I have a wild White Wing Dove that I hand raised from a baby, he is now almost 11. Over the last month or so he has been getting this kind of crusty yellow stuff at the very back of his beak (where it meets his face) it seems to get so big then fall...
  11. Non Pigeon and Dove Bird Emergencies
    Hi all, I have had my formerly feral, non-releasable magpie, Maggie, for almost 4 years now (she was found with a wing break that left her flightless). For the first time I've noticed since I've had her, Maggie's beak is looking crooked - please see attached pictures. As of at least a month or...
  12. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    One of my pigeons has yellow Stuff in beak, very sharp keel, he has lost weight. His whole beak is filled with this yellow stuff. I have already started to give him Metronidazole thinking it as canker. See here his beak filled with yellow stuff. Some part of this yellow stuff was easily...
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I've noticed for a while now that one of my tumblers beak is deformed, think it's scissor beak isn't it? I've read it could be due to artificial incubation and worried when in early incubation we had a four hour power cut, I wasn't home at the time and so did nothing but was mortified when I...
  14. General Discussions
    Is it okay to make a pair of pigeon in which one (let's say female) has small beak and other (the male) has long beak. They do mate but I am not sure if they will be able to feed their kids properly? The kids can be long peak or short peak or both. :o Just for example, if this is the female...
  15. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Gabriel is three months old and has a weird kinda line on the end of his beak both sides. It looks like a split but it's not broken and is smooth to the touch - I don't know if it's just dry, if he has a deficiency or if it's normal in a bird of his age that is still growing. My main concern is...
  16. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    found a pigeon outside my house, it was there in the morning on my way to uni and was sat in the same spot when I came back at 1am (in a little pile of poop). looks like it got hit by a car or flew into a window maybe? it's top beak is snapped, the tip is hanging on at an angle. it has a nasty...
  17. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    I've rescued, rehabilitated and released quite a few wild birds over the years but the few chicks passed from shock so I'm a bit lost as I've never dealt with a bird this young. I have a baby wood pigeon - around 3-5 days old from the guide - that was found on the ground. Couldn't find the nest...
  18. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hey all. One of my youngsters has grown up with a deformed beak. Today I used the dremel on it some but it's still sitting askew (pic below is pre dremel). I read another post that mentioned someone pushed on their birds beak daily. Any more info? Should I just hope to stretch the muscle that's...
  19. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Quick Newbie Questions Hello guys, I really like pigeons, I wasnt ready for one but my fiancee gave me a pair as a present for our anniversary last week and it was a really amazing surprise, I dont have much time but I had to prepare them a loft, I change their water and feed them twice a day...
  20. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Here are some photos showing the light pink growths on each side of Phoebe pigeon's beak. They feel firm. Don't know if they are papillomas, pox, or ? She doesn't seem bothered by them, is molting so looks ratty right now, is eating fine. Our avian vet is about 5 hours away. I apologize for the...
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