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  1. General Discussions
    I am so happy that I found this blog. Now I can ask all those questions I came across in the last months. For example - does anyone know why pigeons throw their head back from time to time and open their beaks wide as if they wanted to swallow something huge but it's only air? Has this something...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Ok, basically, i found a pigeon about 10 days ago that had a puncture wound under wing, and very bad canker, to the point the eyes looked very off because of the swelling in throat, the skin was being pulled tight there and making the eyes look strange. I started to tube feed, and for 3-4 days...
  3. General Discussions
    i am hand feeding a baby homer and he is going onto day 6 tomorrow and i know the hand raised birds are far behind but i looked at pictures of day by day developing chicks and mine is on day 2 by the looks of the pictures..... are they usually that far behind?
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hey all... Well...this tale started w/ my thread in this section entitled "Need suggestions on how to catch".... I had reported that last week I had finally caught "Wingy"....as her health seemed to be deteriorating. She had a wing injury, and I had her on heat, handfeeding, and dosing w/...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Please if any of you have had pigeons who have had a general anaesthetic let me know what their breathing was like after.My feral has had his crop flushed but is now breathing with his mouth open and it is really spluttery breathing.Wondering if a lot of liquid got into his lungs.Please let me...
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My beloved ringneck Yodi (2 years old) has been very sick since March, 26. He started off by not eating much and not yodling and staying in his cage during time out. I keep him in a cage unless I can supevise him cause he attacks the pigeons and they attack back. I gave him colloidal silver and...
  7. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Please help!!!! I need help after rescuing two baby spotted turtle doves. The mum was a new mum and a regular in my yard. She has nested three times in a flimsy vine type tree outside my window and my family and I have looked on excitedly. However, the nests she builds are very flimsy and she...
  8. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    My wife and I found a nest on our porch two weeks ago. We noticed pigeons flocking on our porch for a few days before we found the eggs. We think there were actually 3 eggs, but our dog got to one before we found the nest. However, for the past two weeks the parents have been sitting...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    ok, I searched other threads, and saw some stuff about blech, nothing specific to PMV though. I'm pretty sure, almost positive, the one i got a week ago has PMV, now the one that was in a box next to him is showing sure signs of PMV. You see, i do quarantine them, but the BEST i can do with...
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    The littlest baby I'm hand feeding (about two weeks old) has been digesting his Kaytee normally until a few days ago. Then I noticed that at the bottom of his crop there are small spots (nickel-sized) that are firm. I have him warm water and gently massaged the spots so they would absorb the...
  11. Archive - Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi all. Long time no see. Our current feral is an avid fan, along with the family he's brought to us, of sunflower and red milo seeds. I have a slight question about sunflower seeds, though. We feed him unshelled, unseasoned, altogether plain sunflower seeds, the same we've fed to our ferals...
  12. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    I found baby collared dove in my garden a week ago and have been keeping him inside in a shoe-box next to the radiator, seems content :) I tried feeding him the day I found him wit some dog food soaked in warm water (as it was recomended on a web site) didn't seem to like the process so I...
  13. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    one of my friend got a shock of his life as a breeder when he went out yesterday morning on his breeder loft and found a splatter of blood on the floor the ferch and side wall. then he called me today and ask if i know whats the cause and remedy of this or any experience of this situation and i...
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    ok, this is one of the 2 squeakers i'm holding onto until the spring, i dont know whether it was the one that threw up plastic, or if it's the other one that just couldnt fly for whatever reason and is fine after some R&R.. this guy has some white fluid in nose, and the nostrils have clogged...
  15. Archive - Other Birds
    Please, someone help me... I don't know what's on my hands but I am not liking it at all! Please... So, tonight Moody went into the bath. I had a friend over and Moody got really anxious. She was really attacking my friend and was not happy. I started to smell blood, so I figured she was...
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi. This is my fisrt post. I really need some advice here. Look, I found my pigeon (the little animal that changed my life so much) back in 1997. She was the perfect pet, in all aspects. When I called her, she came. She watched TV on my shoulder. When I came home, there she was to greet me...
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    About 5 days ago, i found a baby dove in my backyard at the base of the date palm that is home to a flock of feral doves. Based on the day-by-day photos of racing pigeon babies here, I have concluded that she is about 17 days old now. http://www.speedpigeon.com/baby_racing_pigeon.htm At...
  18. Archive - Other Birds
    So I took Moody to the avian vet here in town, and got a fecal done for her as well as a check-up. Her symptoms are: →Poor feather quality; loss of feathers →Smelly diarrhea →Blood sometimes in feces →Bloody vent (upon swab, we could see there was blood) →Underweight, but has not lost weight...
  19. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi I have two baby Pigeons. One of the parents was killed by a Rat and the other parent gave up on the babies so I had to take them in. One of the babies came in with really bad crop stop and I have had the hardest time with him. though everytime he gets the crop stop it takes 24 hours of...
  20. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    If my grit does not contain any charcoal do I need to purchase some? Is it very important? Also I read somewhere that breeding birds like salt. What kind of salt do they need?
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