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  1. General Discussions
    Hello, I recently adopted a pigeon who has one leg. I am in the process of quarantining her from my parrots, pending vet visit on 8/31. She is in a giant dog crate, lined with newspaper. I put a basket in for her with a towel in it, which she used for the first week, but now completely avoids...
  2. General Discussions
    Any advice or experience you have with a disabled bird in your aviary or advice on encouraging pair bonding would help us TONS. I'm flying blind here, lol. Here's the situation: Last August, we acquired a very young injured homing pigeon. S/he's healed up and has been living in the house ever...
  3. General Discussions
    Hi everyone, I have an adult disabled pigeon who can't eat or drink on his own. Currently I feed him 30ml of Hagen hand-feeding formula 3x per day, is this enough or should it be increased? He is around 450g. :) Thanks!
  4. Adoption Forum for Pigeons
    Hey folks, I have two pigeons who've been hanging with me for a few months, but I need to find them a forever home. Andy is a utility King rescued at ~6 weeks and treated for minor scrapes and a curled foot -- all good now and gorgeous. Steps up onto my hand, and defensive in his cage but good...
  5. General Discussions
    Hi guys. This is my last attempt to spare this little bird from the sharp end of a needle :( I posted a while back about an adult wood pigeon with a badly fractured metacarpal bone. I would have immediately taken it for a euth but having had a similar case a year or so ago that I was sure...
  6. Pigeons & Doves Wanted & For Sale
    I have a ringneck dove, Byron, who cannot fly due to a wing injury. Byron was rescued from the wild (presumably after an animal attack) and brought to me when his rescuer decided not to keep him. He is a lonely guy, and tolerates me, but prefers to be out in the aviary and left alone by...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi - first post, and hope someone can give us a little advice please! We've successfully kept a happy flock of doves for the past couple of years, and have had to deal with the occasional illness, or injury. Usually a bit of time and attention in the 'bird hospital' sees them right again. But...
  8. Adoption Forum for Pigeons
    I'm looking for someone who would be interested in taking on a pigeon, preferably to live in a loft or a large aviary. Unfortunately I don't know if male or female. He/she is able to fly (he's missing feathers at the moment so not perfectly yet, but getting better), but he only has the use of...
  9. Adoption Forum for Pigeons
    This is Quetzalcoatl. temp img uploader In May of 2010, I found him bleeding in my back yard. I couldn't afford a vet, but managed to pull a BB out of his wing with a magnet, than treated the infection. Obviously, he survived. He did take some tendon damage that was beyond my ability to heal...
  10. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi after catching some feral pigeons and giving appropriate treatment, (parasites and injuries). I now have two mated pairs. A 10 year old racer with two toes and a speckled white dove with one leg; Two healthy young birds. Both pairs have laid. They are all currently clipped. My question is can...
  11. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hi all, I work for a wildlife charity and have been hand rearing a young wood pigeon for a few weeks. He must be 2.5 weeks old now and doing really well. However, I noticed that he isnt moving his feet and toes correctly. His toes are twisted and hooked over. When placed on a hard surface he...
  12. Adoption Forum for Pigeons
    Hi everyone, I work at Folly Wildlife Rescue in Kent, United Kingdom, and am wondering if there are any people in the South East that have aviaries to rehome disabled feral/fancy pigeons? We often get pigeons with broken wings that cannot be released and need to find permanent homes for them...
  13. Archive - Other Birds
    Hi, we run a rescue facility in the UK, just outside London and have several pigeons with "frozen wing", ie fractures on or close to the joints that are unable to be released. They absolutely love being in an aviary ennvironment and are fully healthy aside from their disability. However, we are...
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