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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I found a wood pigeon unable to fly three days ago. She was strong and lively, but fast losing feathers from her upper back. I took her to the vet, who confirmed no broken bones and suggested I apply antiseptic cream to the wound. I have done this, and the next day I applied antibacterial...
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello out there! I've had several ringneck doves for a little over 10 months now that I adopted from a humane society, and I've got some concerns that I think someone here may be able to help me with. There are 6 doves I adopted in varying conditions back in January. They had been at the shelter...
  3. General Discussions
    about a 2 yr old hen, has a mate, has laid eggs in the past. recently noticed she has a bald spot about where her mate would be putting his feet during mating. ive also noted she does a weird wing flapping dance in the aviary from time to time. what do you think? could it be mites or lice? or is...
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    All: I've noticed little bare patches on the breat area of some of my birds. About a dime or so in size, seems to mostly be the males. These are all birds that are 1-2 yrs. of age. I'm wondering if it's stress, or possible fighting, or just rubbing on the feeders... or something pre-moult? It...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    hi, i have a male pigeon who's around 9 yrs old. 2 days back i noticed that some feathers on the back of his neck were missing. when i looked closely i saw that the feathers were broken from middle in that area. i found small mites around 5mm long n very thin around .5mm thin( im not sure if...
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