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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello I have a 2 1/2 week old bird that's not using his legs, if I support the bird's weight he'll try and walk but the legs are splayed out. I'm assuming it could be a calcium defiency so I've been adding that to the hand feeding formula since yesterday. I have the bird in a hammock type...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Can anyone with experience give their thoughts on the following:? Recently, A 7 day old orphaned pigeon came into my care and I fed it for a week on a unfortified soy milk, oat and egg porridge with nothing added. After a week I noticed one of the legs was splaying out so started to add a...
  3. General Discussions
    Gully finally chose her mate, Gabriel was the lucky boy and now they're inseparable, I'm so chuffed as he's my favourite, such a sweet boy. So they have been mating and I've upped her calcium drops to five per bowl of water - contains a pint. Do I need to do anything else for her, she has grit...
  4. General Discussions
    I need a calcium supplement for my doves. I live in Canada and have no bird stores around. We have a petsmart which only sells "living world clay cal". Ordering anything online here seems extremely expensive. Is this Clay Calcium good for doves?
  5. General Discussions
    I have been told that oyster shells are a good source of calcium for pigeons so I have been giving mine some mixed in their food. Usually they pick around it and eat all the seeds. Do most people put the oyster shells in a seperate container for them to eat or mix it in with their food?
  6. General Discussions
    Are you suppose to give pigeons grit? If so, what brand is the best? Does grit contain oyster shells too? And if not, should pigeons be given oyster shells?
  7. General Discussions
    I have a feral pair nesting one egg on my balcony. They made a nest on my neighbor's balcony about a month ago, I had to move the nest back to my balcony, and when I did, they didn't return to the eggs and worked on a new clutch. The new clutch had one deflated egg I believe because lack of...
  8. General Discussions
    hii all... i give my some pigeons(birds who are caged) oyster shell tablets with vit d3 and other pigeons calcium carbonate powder... problem is that calcium carbonate doesnt dissolve in water...and if i mix it with feed, my pigeons dont touch wet seeds and after seeds dry up the grains become...
  9. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    hi, can anyone recommend good calcium and vitamin D supplements for my pet Archangel? she gets no natural sunlight. has anyone found that UV bulbs help as well? any information would be greatly appreciated! thanks, Laurie
  10. General Discussions
    Hi I never give calcium to my hen. I have these Organic Oyster shell pills which have 1 calcium carbonate from organic source oyster shell equivalent to elemental calcium - 500mg 2 vitamin D3 I.p. - 250 I.U. I don't know about this. Pls tell is these pills can be given to my pigeon. Every pill...
  11. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi all, I have a female mourning dove who just turned one year old. She has bonded to me very strongly and is laying eggs like crazy. Since March 25 she has laid 10 eggs, two at a time, about once a week. She doesn't sit on them, and lays more even if I keep the eggs in the nest. So far the...
  12. General Discussions
    I have about 100 pigeons. Of late, I am facing some issues. I get eggs and 90% of the eggs do hatch successfully. But, the chicks look good for a period of time. Then, their legs become crooked. They become very weak and slowly die. This has been the case for more than 6 months. I have lost...
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    hi i'm writing because of something that happens with my female dove mostly when she's in the laying cycle. She will hold her droopings for almost a day and when she releases the droopings they are large, foul smelling and discolored, like Diarrhea. I think the foul smell is due to bacterias...
  14. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    So I finally got my 100ml calciboost in the mail. But the directions for feeding my birds are really.. well complicated. I usually have a small container with 4 ounces of water. the directions only state: Mix 10 - 20mls of calciboost to one litre of drinking water. ( 0.5 -1 fl. oz. calciboost to...
  15. Products and Equipment
    Anyone know of a brand of grit that contains no calcium? I have to halt the calcium because it binds to tetracycline ... but I can't halt grit for that long! I actually went to my friends granite shop today and pounded a chunk of granite into grit and it worked fine and the pigeons took it...
  16. General Discussions
    Will these work for calcium in place of oyster shells. I want to mix a 50lb bag or so with my grit. Before you ask why? It is because I can't find a 50lb bag of oyster shells and I know where I can get 50lbs of zebra muscle shells right off the lake.
  17. General Discussions
    Does anyone use Red Cell iron rich homoginezed selenium biotin, Vitamin-iron- mineral supplement? It is a liquid and comes in a gallon container. I'd like to know how much to mix into an 11 oz size Coffe Can of feed. I use about 2 of those cans of pigeon food a day to feed 40 birds. I...
  18. General Discussions
    hey everyone i was wondering i bought calciun in red and black little rocks today and i was wondering how many times should i feed em that and could i mix it with their food or separate?
  19. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Besides food and water, I always have a bowl of oyster shell and grit for my birds. I was wondering where do seed eating birds get their calcium in the wild? Thanks Alex
  20. General Discussions
    Hi, I had 2 breeding pair and of the last 2 times only one egg came thro,for another one, beak alone was visible in the shell but was not able to come out and died. I had one incident that the young was very weak, and another where the young at around 4 days was dead All the old birds are...
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