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  1. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I just joined to post this..This bird has been walking around my neighborhood in central Massachusetts (near Worcester, MA) for the last few days. He doesn't fly. Isn't scared of people or cars. I wondered if it was injured, but it looks okay. He's almost been hit by a car a few times, so I put...
  2. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    I found a banded pigeon in my yard on Monday, breast appeared to have possible injury, and doesn't seem to be able to fly. Band on right leg (if facing bird) is blue, Band on left leg (if facing bird) is green, marked US 668. Bird is friendly, but runs away if I get too close. I've been feeding...
  3. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I found a pigeon under a bridge who had been hit by a car. This was in August. His (or her) skin on the left chest was split open but not bleeding. You could see the meat underneath. The left wing was obviously hurt. He is eating and drinking just fine. He drops like a rock when he tries to...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Dear all, I am so lucky to know forum of this type exists, because I don't know where other to ask for help. On August 29 around 6 p.m. I heard noises below my window. I opened it and saw cat attacking little pigeon. I tried to scare the cat from the window, but it wasn't so successful so I run...
  5. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello, yesterday I found a pigeon with a bloody wing. It seems to be perfect he is eating and drinking water and walks fine. The only thing is his wing. He also has tags on his legs which I know is my neighbors cause he raises them to race but since the pigeon did not want to come down from the...
  6. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hi everyone :) Around a half hour ago I took a young wood pigeon in. Done a quick check over and found no physical injuries, he is in his temporary home calming down now. I will have another look later. He has pretty much all his feathers bar some little tubes above his beak and the white...
  7. 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...
  8. General Discussions
    I've asked to adopt a flightless pigeon from a shelter. None of my pigeons have handicaps. Any advice on this situation. He will need little ladders to climb between our outdoor aviary and large indoor shed/loft (there is a pigeon overpass separating the two about 5 feet off the ground). Does...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I found an injured bird and am now nursing him back to health myself because there are no places around here that would do the job. He has a broken leg, his back is stripped of feathers and he cannot fly. He has a big appetite for hemp seed, oats and bread. He refuses to drink water, so we're...
  10. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    I found a dove with a hurt/broken leg and possibly hurt wing in the road. I've got it secured and have been feeding it seed, fruit, and water for the last two days, but I don't know what else to do and am looking for someone that can help. I don't want to leave this little fellow hurting. It...
  11. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    I live in Federal Way, Washington. My husband almost ran over a pigeon because it wouldn't or couldn't fly. I got out and walked up to it and it tried to walk away and hopped and fluttered but I was able to get it without much trouble. It doesn't seem injured. Makes no sound. Didn't try to...
  12. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Saturday my husband found a pigeon at work that can't fly. He asked if he could bring it home (there are feral cats and coyotes where he works so the bird wouldn't have lasted long) so we've had "him" a couple days now. He can glide a short distance but can't fly. He seems to be in good shape...
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hey, I did write a lot more detail but then I went to add images and it felt the need to delete everything... Basically I have been looking after 3 racing pigeons for my step dad and one of them has become unwell but i have no idea what is wrong as I don't know a lot about pigeons really. I...
  14. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello everyone. I have a flock of feral Pigeons that hang in my courtyard that I feed. I've been noticing one of the birds being a little sluggish lately. He's been eating fine and drinks water but just seems weak. On his landings many times I've noticed over the last week that he kind of...
  15. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi everyone, Me and my sister recently found a small pigeon sitting pushed up right against a wall on our way home. He/she seemed quite scared and wouldn't move. We felt sorry for the pigeon so we decided to take it home. At first we thought the pigeon had a broken wing and can't fly but it...
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    In our neighborhood, we have a few roving flocks of pigeons that come by. They're just your standard feral pigeons. We put out food for them every once in awhile, so they tend to hang around. Over the summer months, we've had several pigeons get injured; Two seemed to have puncture wounds on...
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
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  18. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi I am an animal lover, but, never had birds as pets. Am based in UAE currently. Today, while resting on my 7th floor terrace, I found a light grey bird (that I thought was pigeon) lying below my sunbed (resting on its belly, not standing on its feet). When I tried to approach, it tried to...
  19. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi everyone, I've been reading and am hoping I might get some advice for my specific situation. I'm in Sierra Vista, AZ and there aren't any wildlife rehab or vets (that I've found so far, anyway) in my area that can help. I was doing some yard work when I noticed a bird (I believe it's a...
  20. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    So today I was patrolling one of my many flocks, this one called Broadview Flock, when I noticed a seemingly injured pigeon. I was waiting for a bus to go somewhere important, but I vowed to come back and investigate. He was still there! I fed him and caught him easily - as he didn't seem able...
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