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  1. General Discussions
    I've had a rescue pigeon for almost six month's now, he did have salmonella but the last test came back all clear which is great. I initially found him sitting in the garden for a few hours and he wasn't flying away with the flock, losing the ability to fly is one of the symptom of salmonella...
  2. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello, PT. I am quite new here. I consider myself quite knowledgable when it comes to birds, but, I just need some help here. I have a Teen Mourning Dove which is currently molting. Yet, it <i>cannot</i> fly still. I take it outside every day on my fist (it's a habituated wild one) and give it...
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My pigeon suddenly cannot fly and jump (even a fews inches high!). I just wonder why. She eats pretty well, runs quite fast but her wings are weak (she usually beat wings to defense, but now she can't move them). I don't think that something hit her or there is any accident. Help!
  4. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello all, I just found this feral pigeon in my driveway, he/she is very lightweight, has cold feet, and cannot fly. The bird is distressed at my presence and I don't know what to do, I last had a pigeon taken to the local wildlife center from my city but they just euthanized the poor bird...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    please help me with 1 when a pigeon cannot fly, (beside physical injuries), what are all the possible causes/illness do they have? besides ecoli, salmonella, twisted neck, any other possible causes by looking at their poop? 2 If you administer medicine, how long will it show effectiveness...
  6. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    First off thank you in advance. I live in Pittsburgh I found a pigeon on my Porch about 2-3 months ago. I put Out food and hoped he just needed rest and would leave. Well about 2 weeks later he was still there, so I broght him in, fed him and put him in a dark dog carrier with a heating pad...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I rescued a pigeon last night from some neighborhood kids who were shooting a helpless bird w/a nerf gun and were going to run it over witha bike and just having no respect for wildlife. I took possession of it and put in a pet carrier and let it out in my yard w/o any other animals around. It...
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