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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    This spring, a neighbor boy brought my husband and I a weak, fledgling ringneck dove (Eurasian collared). He still had his eggtooth. Had to handfeed him for a week. We named him Spirit, and because he got used to the cats we kept him. Anyway, he recently, within a 4-day period, lost two...
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I think B.B. has a parasite...lice, maybe Under both of his wings, he is missing feathers. I noticed his excessive preening, and figured he wanted a bath. After the bath, he preened more than normal. Later, he stretched one wing, and I saw his skin and it’s very red. I held him and inspected...
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello! My friends dog got a hold of a mourning dove and ripped out all the tail feathers. Some were already growing back, so I suspected he was molting prior to being captured. I have had him/her (leaning more towards he) since October 10th. Today though, I noticed that he has major bald...
  4. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hello, Flightless wood pigeon, born 2014, adopted as juvenile in October 2014. Has had eye problems these last two weeks. Yellow gunk coming out of his eyes, one morning last week it had glued both of them shut. Feather loss around both eyes has left skin exposed. I put ofloxacin 3mg/ml...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My fledge has started to leave twenty to thirty fluffy down feathers about four times a day under my bed. I'm concerned simply because my other fledges didn't do the same. She is dropping regular primaries in two and tail feathers in twos spread several days apart. Nothing weird. . She's...
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    First off, I'd like to thank all the members who post here. I've been reading the forums for a few months, and your love and knowledge of pigeons is heart-warming. I have definitely learned more than I ever expected to know about pigeons! I have been doing wild bird rehab for a few years now...
  7. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi. New here but hope I'm able to get some help answering a questions about Morning Baby. Due to some rough weather and becoming completely abandoned after a hail storm here in Kansas, I took and and have been caring for a baby morning dove. I thought I had nursed him back to being in good...
  8. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi, I have a pet Lahore hen and she moulted as normal in July and got a new coat of beautiful feathers but in the last week she has started a new moult all over sgain! Definitely a moult rather than normal occaisional feather loss because she is now moulting a good handful a day! Has anyone...
  9. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello everyone, It's been a while since I have written here, but I often check in. I am a pigeon friend, have 8 beauties... And my neighbors have grown to love my birds too. So, one neighbor, found a dove that was injured and thought she/he was one of my young pigeons because both were white...
  10. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    To all pigeon lovers, thank you so much for every information you shared with us, this forum was our salvation when we rescued Rosy on July 7th, and she should have been about 20 days old. Now, we need help with Rosy's feather loss, we don't know what to do. She seems happy and healthy, no loss...
  11. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I am a wildlife rehabber and don't have a lot of experience with adult injuries. I received a morning dove in two days ago. History that I received was that the dove showed up on someone's porch and had been there a couple of days with a bruised wing and missing all but one tail feather. I...
  12. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Mr. Pidge has a small bald spot where his next meets his chest . It wasnt like that yesterday but its there now and there are some feathers on the floor around his cage. The skin under it doesnt look red and inflamed. What could this be?
  13. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hey all, Newbie dove owner here again. My white ringneck dove has been preening a great deal lately and is losing feathers all over the place. My sparrows molt every year in the summertime, but I've only had Ava (the dove) for about 7 months (it's late November now) and she didn't molt when...
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello I came home today to find one of my diamonds with a bloody, bare skinned back! It seems like one of the other doves got a little too aggressive and attacked the poor guy, plucking off his entire back, leaving a bloody mess! (Please note, over the two years I have had my birds, this has...
  15. General Discussions
    ...Mine is probably are stupid questions, but I love pigeons very much even if "ignorant" in many things about them. My question is about my two "free wild pigeons", Otis and Donna, which I "follow", watch and feed since a couple of years on my terrace... My questions: 1) Do they change feathers...
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have had Cooper for about 10 months, she is a partially blind rescue bird. The past 2 days she has really lost mounds of small feathers and a few large ones, much more than usual. She does not look like she has any bald areas though. She gets commercial pigeon seed mix, lentils, peas, calcium...
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, I have a pigeon that I've always been a bit concerned with. His or her name is arnie (not sure on the gender), if anyone remembers me asking about him. I've had my birds over a year now and he has never left the loft. He used to do this head bobbing thing, but members concluded from a video...
  18. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello, and it's been a while since I've been here. My Diamond Doves are all doing somewhat fine! I now have a flock of 8 birds! I plan on selling 3 right now. I have the breeding under control and I'm pretty content. Now I have a few concerns that I want to tend to. One of the offspring my...
  19. General Discussions
    I have several birds with complete loss of feathers on breast and head area and am at a loss to know why , today i found a worm in one of the nest boxes and immediately treated my flock for worms , can worms result in feather loss?
  20. General Discussions
    hi guys havnt been on here for a while busy with my studies so firstly seasons greetings to you all, secondly one of my gay pied cocks has lost all his feathers and looks like he has been plucked this is tghe second time this has happened to him the other time was last summer, now it cant be the...
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