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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello It looks like I'm experiencing YBS in my loft, all rescue feral pigeons, six have died and 11 left. Some skinny birds, the one's that are in a worse condition are having crop's full of water that won't empty. They all have very watery poop with green like rice pieces and some have...
  2. General Discussions
    Hi guys so my last thread was about how I thought my pigeon had slow crop, well come to find out it wasn’t food at all, it was just air. I took him to the vets and they got it out for me and told me how to massage it out. Well I fed him and the air came back and I cannot get it out at all by...
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have a sweet 21 day old collared dove fledgling and it's chest looks like its crop has a parting of some kind. I don't think I've overfed it. It kind of looks like a split or long dimple, like it has boobs or a front bum :) I have not found anything about this online. The bird behaves...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello I have a very skinny pigeon who's crop isn't emptying, not eating, very little poop of which is only white (urinary part). Early yesterday I had given the bird some hand feeding formula which just remained in the crop all day, I emptied it late on yesterday and tube fed some baby apple...
  5. General Discussions
    I have an approximately 10 day old pigeon. He was found and given to me to care for but I don't have experience with pigeons. I am feeding him formula for baby birds 3x a day, but his crop looks full. He cries all day for food, but again I am hesitant to feed because his crop is full. I can also...
  6. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi guys, first post here so bare with me. Had a call from my Mrs who works admin in a fuel depot. Come and help! I've done this sort of thing before with small mammals and fledglings but not this week guy. I think he is a dove ( jet black eyes) he was found fallen from the gantry crane on...
  7. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Ok so my dad brought home 2 baby pigeons that he found in the gutter at his work. With heavy rain coming they were going to get drowned so he took them out of their nest and brought them home. I am experienced in taking care of new born kittens who have been orphaned or abandoned but I don't...
  8. General Discussions
    Hi! I was wondering if i can feed the squabs even though their crops still had a small amount, I've given them some heat and foam that generates balanced temperature for them, and touching/feeling their crop seems that their in the right temperature. Theyre lively and responding well when it...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello everyone, To start off, my name is Jade and I live in (very) rural East Tennessee. I have just recently started keeping pigeons as pets, and currently have 6 show breeds. Two of which are mixed 2 week old babies that were completely on accident. I have decided to join this forum because I...
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    The other day I had a homing pigeon that flew out and did not return until 2 days later. Today I noticed that this pigeon has a bloated crop, as if it was a pouter pigeon. I observed it and it seems to lack energy (didn't fly when I let it out, just perched around the loft). Any ideas what...
  11. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello, A laughing dove had laid two white eggs somewhere inside our staircase out of eyesight. It had access to the nest via a small open window. Unfortunately, we weren't aware of the nest and the eggs and closed the window when the bird wasn't there. After a day, we found it out and opened...
  12. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Please help! I found this baby pigeon 3 days ago and we've made quite a bit of progress, but I'm still lost on some things. I'm having a hard time figuring out if I've fed him enough. I'm attaching a picture of him after eating 30 defrosted peas and 30cc of wild bird seed. He is now able to...
  13. General Discussions
    7 days old. I am hoping you guys can tell me if you think this crop looks normal. I went out and looked at the baby and it was breathing with beak open. However, it is pretty warm here today. I just figured I would ask. Also, I am needing to put together my bird medications and supplements in...
  14. General Discussions
    Hi, I'm still pretty new to pigeons so I'm wondering how you tell when a squeaker's crop is empty or full. We are planning on getting squeakers and I'm just wondering. Pictures would be great! Thanks!
  15. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi there, I discovered your forum all the way from South Africa :) I have some questions - please help where possible. We found a very young (rock pigeon?) outside this morning after a heavy storm last night. I have gone to the pet store and picked up the correct food; the baby is being kept...
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello everyone! My current orphaned pigeons are 4 weeks old this week. I have been caring for them since they were about 2 -3 days old. These have been my healthiest, most energetic baby pigeons ever. Most normal poop I've ever seen, super appetites, and prettiest feathers. Last week (week...
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    On Sunday I took in an adult pigeon, the moment I picked her up she vomited clear liquid... got her home and examined her (see attachments). There's this large, sticking out yellow lump on her upper crop. It's very hard. I thought canker? Someone else suggested canker but also a rupture with...
  18. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi guys i am just uploading this because one of my new baby pigeon has grown extremely larger than all my other babies have ever been on top of that his crop is always massive and full. it is also very hard for most of the time. I was wondering if it was sour crop but wanted your guys opinion. I...
  19. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello! Its been a few years since I've posted. I work for an animal hospital that treats wildlife for our local rehabers. One of our rehabers has been taking in a few domestic pigeons over the years. Surprise! The most recent pigeon laid an egg that hatched. The baby is about 4 weeks old...
  20. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi folks, I posted in another thread about some orphan pigeon babies I've ended up taking care of. I've had them for 2 days now - they're pretty used to their life now it seems. Can you help me figure out their ages? I'm attaching a few pictures of them. Also, I'm having a hard time figuring...
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