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  1. Archive - General Discussion
    Hi, my pigeons broke their eggs so I threwthem away and my grandma who has chickens and other lifestock she used to use the shell of the chickens and crumbeled them into small bids.Then she fed them to the chickens because they were less in calcium. Can you do that to a pigeon?
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hey Zuse has been through a lot since I have found him. Each time I think he is almost 100% recovered, something else manifests. He is now ruffled up and mostly staying in one corner. I have not seen as much poop the past few days. He is drinking and eating. When I went to put fresh paper...
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    Hi everyone! We have anxiously been waiting for two eggs to hatch. They where laid July 15 and/or 16. I didn't see any on the 15 but might have missed them, and I saw two eggs on the 16. Mom is great, very dedicated, immaculately clean nest, she holds her poops up all night until I let them...
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    My homer is egg bound. She was supposed to lay an egg on Thursday but she didn't. I had forgotten until today when she started acting weird. Another of my birds have been egg bound before and the vet said to raise the temperature to get thier blood flowing. Is this all I can do? I don't...
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    I know that some one on here said you could give your birds egg shells. How exactly do you prepare them? I've seen (I think)cooking them in the microwave and oven. Which is the correct way? :confused:
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    2 days ago i found an injured wild pigeon at the lake i was walking around and just like normal old me i caught it and brought it home, the next day i took it to my tutor (who is a vet) and said that it has a hair line fracture of its humerous (on the wing). she has bandaged it for me and i have...
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    a friend at work brought me two baby pigeons that were born on her patio. mom got in the house and hit the patio window hard and died. I hand feed the babies and one flew away, the other smaller one will not fly away, if the patio door is open it will fly right in to me, if I am outside it flies...
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    Hi, I'm brand new here so I hope I do this right. First I want to thank you on this great site. I've been looking everywhere to try and see what kind of birds I had. I found them here. They are medium face helmets! I was looking in the dove sites. I'd like to know how many eggs they lay before...
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    i found a white racer in my yard the other day and would like to know what size cage i would need for him i am going to keep him in doors cause we have a lot of critters around here that will make a good meal out of him and i cant let that happen i call him Casper
  10. Archive - General Discussion
    My parents moved the hoilday to september meaning I don't have to wait all summer for the pigeons. I can get as soon as I finish my exams
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    Hi, I am new here so first I would like to say hello. I have a general question about a pigeon we rescued around November of 2003. I work for a harbor service that sometimes delivers corn barges to a poultry plant nearby. The corn barges attract many pigeons (the type I am unsure of) and one...
  12. Archive - General Discussion
    Hi, I am looking for a single bird to keep in my home in as a companion animal and I am not interested in the parrot species. I was wondering what was easier to tame a pigeon or a dove? What would make a better indoor pet? I would either be getting a 2 month old dove or 3 month old...
  13. Archive - General Discussion
    Hey everone I'm new. My daughter would like a pigeon. I would prefer a homing pigeon. Now I don't know if it would be better to have 2, like a female/male thing.. someone with more knowledge can hopefully help me out with that. This is for pleasure and not racing. All I ask is once, it gets...
  14. Archive - General Discussion
    Greetings, We are brand new here. My son has always been interested in pigeons and I just got him a pair for his birthday. Any starter advice would be greatly appriciated. The birds, Snowball and Rainbow are preening and displayign mating behavior, so I assume they are happy so far. How...
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    I still live with my parents, and my dad doesn't want a cat in the house, but I very much want an animal companion that I can touch and carry and show off to people. How high maintenance are pigeons to keep?
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    We live in Sydney, Australia and we have found a small white pigeon in our backyard. It can fly a little, is rather tame and is very alert. Would be grateful if I can get any hints on care, as it has no breeder ring and so I think it's going to be with me for ever. It also has a bald spot on...
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    Hi, my daughter rescued a baby pigeon and it is lving in our conservatory. We have two guinnea pigs which have been with us 5 years and live in a big run/hutch. The pigeon seems to hang out close to them when they have their noses up to the wire of the cage. We are convinced the guinneas 'talk'...
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    HE WAS AROUND 2 WEEKS OLD WHEN I FOUND HIM, 6 MONTHS LATER. EVERYDAY I LET OR SOMETIMES TAKE HIM OUT OF THE CAGE TO BE A BIRD OUT OF A CAGE. RECENTLY HE TOOK OFF AND WAS GONE FOR 3 DAYS. I WAS GOING CRAZY WONDERING WHERE HE IS OR IF HE FLEW INTO A BAD DEAL, LIKE A CAT. HE LOOKED PRETTY WIPED OUT...
  19. Archive - General Discussion
    I rescued a pigeon with a broken wing. She has recovered now and lives on my porch. I feel a bit bad for her and have since learned they mate for life etc... Should I take her back to the area I found her? She mingles with my wild doves in the morning but has no pigeons to hangout with and there...
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    Someone brought us a huge bird, bigger than our cockatiels. It's a little longer than the first part of my arm. It's pretty plump, and a snowy white all over. It's feet are a dark reddish orange, its very tame, we can hold it without being bit. What is it, what do I feed it, and what should I...
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