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  1. General Discussions
    Hello all. My roommate and I are dealing with a situation. We live in a tiny apartment, which has flooded not once, but twice. Now that spring is here, we also have carpenter ants--a lot of them. We also have two rabbits and my ringneck dove living in here with us. We've never lived in this...
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I am looking for advice on getting rid of pigeon lice for good. Here's the story - Iggy showed up last September on my doorstep hungry and thirsty and wanting to come in. No tags, but obviously a pet. Exactly two weeks after he arrived (we had him in quarantine in the garage) he developed...
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello! I am not having an infestation of bugs, but there are quite a few that are becoming pesky and i am worried they will end up in my birds food at some point- even if it all is in an airtight bag in a closed bin. I need help! It's only the one room that needs sprayed. Could I cover their...
  4. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I was holding the pigeon I'm rescuing today and he has maybe 5-10 little bugs on him. They are maybe half a cm and really skinny. What are these? What do I do?
  5. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi everyone, Roberto is the pigeon who seems to live permanently on our patio. He's all black, and the first time I saw him I thought he was a falcon. We first started calling him "death pigeon" out of jest, but then eventually some of my housemates started feeding him. Now he's quite...
  6. General Discussions
    I found what looks to be lice or mites on my pigeons wings today what can I do to get rid of them?
  7. General Discussions
    Hey guys, So as I picked up one of my birds to get him back into the loft, I discovered several lice on him! I immediately went and checked the other birds and they all had lice also. (Not many but just a few) So I went and got some of this Sevin dust stuff that is supposed to be dusted on...
  8. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    HELP!!! I picked up a blind pij off the streets 2 weeks ago. He's been in quarantine in a separate room for the sake of my other pij. I have JUST noticed that she has what I think are bird mites, as well as a slightly larger bug that is long, ivory, almost looks like a worm until you look very...
  9. General Discussions
    Hello all, I was wondering if I could get some info on parasites and ways of treating them. I have 6 racing homers. Never had any parasites. This past weekend I obtained several Indian Fantails. Gorgeous birds, but infested with parasites. The parasites: On, and for the most part, around...
  10. Show Pigeons
    Hello, I have some birds with feather lice and was wondering if there are any tricks on how to hide it ps the show is in one week
  11. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    How do we clean the tail feathers of fantail pigeon where resides millions of the tiniest bugs. Please give me a suggestion on what to use and how to clean it. I'm worried that if I dip it in a chemical disinfectant, the bird may peck through its feather and it might be harmful for it.
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    so today i was feeding my birds and i saw some little black bugs crawling around the pigeon feed. they're all just 1 type of bugs and have a hard shell. you guys think my pigeon feed isn't any good anymore?
  13. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    anyone have a good way to kill those long bugs on a pigeon...the ones that get stuck to your shirt if you hold them? red long thin small critters
  14. General Discussions
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  15. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Need Help!!! Just recieved shippment of pigeons, after logging band numbers, and dusting for mites, i noticed two mites fleeing from bird crawling on my arm.... This is the first of my years of having pigeons, noticing and finding mites... NOW!!!! thats out of the way HELLLLLLLLP!!! what do i...
  16. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Help me!!! Riley has some kinda bugs in and under his feathers, and I don't know how to get rid of them! I think they *might* be pigeon lice but i'm not sure. does anyone know how to get rid of them?
  17. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I've had pigeons living on my balcony for the last two or so years. I'd say about 10 or so sleep there on any given night and there are three nests on the balcony. A week or two ago I started finding very tiny bugs on my arms, the walls, and the computer screen. They bite, and I know from...
  18. General Discussions
    Hey everyone, I have recently noticed that a couple of my birds are loosing patches of feathers. The patches are all scruffled up and I can see that they are missing some feathers in certain spots. Do they have bugs???? or are they just picking on one another?????? Could this be harmfull to...
  19. General Discussions
    Last night I was petting my pigeons and I saw a little dark thing on his neck. I thought it was a piece of whatever and when I tried to remove it IT CRAWLED AWAY!!!!! and hid in the feathers. :eek: It was about 1/8 inch long, real thin, and dark dark brown. WHAT THE HECK WAS IT????? I began...
  20. General Discussions
    this is a bad year for gnats around here. weve had alot of rain. cant hardly stand in the yard with out the bugs driving you nuts. ive noticed alot of gnats in and around my loft. with gnats crawing on the birds. what can i do? or will the gnats not hurt the birds? thinking of spraying the...
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