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  1. Nutrition (Diet & Supplements)
    Hi, I'm a newly owner of a beautiful Inca Dove, and I don't know what they eat! I've been giving him little pieces of corn, and cornmeal with water and oat. He seems to like it a lot, but idk if that's the best for him. How shoud I feed him?
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi everyone, I just found a feral adult pigeon in pretty good nick, who can't seem to swallow seed - there seems to be a blockage in his/her throat or crop. I suspect it's canker or sour crop or something, but I'm a newbie at this, so I though I'd reach out for some help. I've caught him, &...
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hey there, In advance, I apologize for the long post. I have a bunch of questions in regard to the pigeon I have rescued in the past two weeks. Let me paint the picture for all my experienced pigeon owners out there HOW WE CROSSED PATHS: my land has over 10 acres and i see plenty of wildlife...
  4. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi, I picked up a pidgeon from my neighbours house yesterday, he was taking great enjoyment watching my cats stalk it and then run away in fear, so I went to grab it before my other braver cat went and got it. I have rescued many wild birds before but never really had trouble with feeding, or...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi! :) On Wednesday I caught a pigeon with a really bad string feet injury, that is all well for now-- the string has been removed, he's on antibiotics, cream for his feet, "shoes" etc. What is worrying me is that he's not eating. He is an adult pigeon and was eating fine outside... but after...
  6. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi! I'm new here but I had a question concerning my pigeon. I own an Indian fantail that has recently been obsessive flying into my computer room to sit on the floor by the bookshelf. It wouldn't bother me if he didn't sit there all day and he is eating less because of it. He started this...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My dove Afonso started eating her eggs two days ago. She never did this before, she is eating well and seems fine after laying the eggs, its just this isnt normal. she always laid eggs and never ate those. She has calcium with d3 that i give her in powder mixed with seeds.is eating the eggs...
  8. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    LOCATION: Venice, California 90291 USA Yesterday, one of my cats brought in two live baby pigeons. He gave them to our new Lab puppy, seemingly as a welcome to the family gift. The cat was remarkably gentle with the birds, each having only a small tooth wound. They appear to be 10-12 days...
  9. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've been on here. Well, I've been worried about my Old Dutch Capuchine house-pigeon Schubert. I always read how with parrots they should have a varied diet, eat greens and fruits and not just seeds. I try to get Schubert to eat healthy foods too but he...
  10. General Discussions
    Ok so i have a pet pigeon (fancy pigeon) and she stays in the house with me because she is my only pigeon. She has been staying with my grandmother for about a year and i recently got her back with me. I noticed her wheezing today, its not very noticeable and i can only hear it if i listen...
  11. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello kind pigeon and dove folks! After a few days of spring-like weather, we had quite a snowstorm last night and some high winds. I see that there is, what I believe to be, a Mourning Dove on my porch looking a little bedraggled. He or she is walking around and eating seed, but looks a little...
  12. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Help, please! My mourning dove was attacked by my love(hate!)bird a few days ago. She is now missing half of the top part of her beak. I took her to a bird specialist who trimmed the lower part of the beak to be shorter like the top half. She said this would help the dove eat easier , as the...
  13. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    why is my 2 year old pigeon nibbling on my lucky bamboo leaves, its quite a sight really very beautiful if i ever have the right time to take a picture , but i find it odd that it does that , does anyone know why ?
  14. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello everyone, I'm located in the SF bay area. I found a baby dove in our garden on the 19th of July and I've been feeding him Exact formula, which worked well. After a few days I then headed over to our local feed store and purchased some duck feed, which I was told was used successfully...
  15. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    So I rescued a pigeon at my job last week. I work among a bunch of boats and one of the maintenance workers destroyed a nest some pigeons had made in a boat. He left it to die, but I took it in. After reading the wealth of threads and information that you awesome people have provided, this...
  16. General Discussions
    Hi everyone' One of my pigeon is not eating properly..Its a hen.Suddenly she stopped eating properly..She eats very less and her health has deteriorated to a great extent..She also poop all liquid stuff..What do i do ???
  17. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    i found a pigeon in the snow and it let me pick it up. this was 24 hours ago. it stayed in my bathroom overnight. i offered it a piece of donut, and some water in a catfood can. can't tell that it partook of either. now i have moved it into a kitchen cabinet. gave it a piece of wood...
  18. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Ok...I've seen this before. I have actually rescued two birds prior that did not survive. (my Vet tried too) I notice on occasion young birds that want to eat. They run to food like they are hungry, hunt & forage but when they pick up the food, they sort of play with it and drop it. Of course...
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