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  1. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello, This is my first post. I was desperate to ask someone how to help this feral pigeon so thankfully got your site. Three days back a feral gey healthy pigeon was found on our back yard of the house. He was sitting near my rooms backdoor. I though he was eating some grains which I usually...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi so I have my pigeon out of his cage today and he just cuddled up beside me and is laying down ready to go to sleep but his feathers are puffed up And I heard that can be a sign of sickness. Is it normal for them to puff up when sleeping/resting? He’s acting fine otherwise
  3. General Discussions
    I have a pet Ringneck, around 17 years old. In the last year he has had 3 broken blood feathers, all from the same place. One time there was so much blood rushed to the vet. I see he is picking hard at a new feather coming out. Does anyone know the reason. How can i stop it
  4. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi everyone, a few months ago I rescued a baby pigeon I found. It grew to a fine young male & he began to spend more and more time outside. He now hangs out with a flock but still comes to eat on my window ledge once or twice a day. He is now about 4 months & 1 week old, & his neck looks like...
  5. General Discussions
    Has anyone observed young birds that do not develop feathers under wings and cannot fly? I have 3 from 2 different sets of parents and wondering if it is genetic, nutritional, or disease based. The first died at 2 months of age. Need advice.
  6. General Discussions
    I can't believe I just watched this video on You Tube.... This guy pulling all flight feathers from both wings of a pigeon while holding it by its wing tips! He says it was born there and he does not want it flying away. I can't understand why anyone would do this!!!! Is this an acceptable...
  7. General Discussions
    This is something I have never come across before in my flock. One hen has moulted all her flight feathers on both wings except the 2 outer ones on each wing. I found her on the ground unable to fly back to her nest box. I though she was sick so caught her up and noticed the missing feathers...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello all, So I will explain the short of it, and then the long of it after. My pij has some very odd looking feathers, as of several days ago. I have had to give him intermittent baths as he has stopped grooming himself due to issues with pain from several broken bones. Below is his story as...
  9. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    On my way to work today I saw an explosion along an electrical line that was covered in pigeons. Two of them became burned in the fireball and fell to the ground. I was able to recover both as neither can fly. Both have at least one wing and all tail feathers completely singed, with only the...
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    He is now fully feathered under the wings but around his beak still has the pin looking feathers. His droppings are also small and his crop seems to empty slowly. I don't know if those are related or not though. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Pictures: http://imgur.com/a/HpwqM His...
  11. General Discussions
    So I have a pigeon that was born on February 14th, 2015. This coming week will make him three months old, but he can't fly yet. His feathers under his wings are just starting to come in and from what I've read, he should be airborne by now. He struggled for a while to learn how to walk. His legs...
  12. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I am not sure this is in the right area but, I have for the first time 5 babies that the secondary wing feathers are not growing in. the birds have a body feathers just not those, I noticed it when the pin feathers started coming in and thought they would catch up but not so much, some have very...
  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. 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...
  15. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My pigeon has tiny perforated holes in his feathers. I think the ones doing it are these thin animals on his feathers? They look like short thin organisms. I think they like to eat the fine hair feathers that make up the feathers. I am able to provide photos if needed :). My pigeon is almost 10...
  16. General Discussions
    Hello, I've noticed that my ~10 day old squabs release a lot of little scaly things (maybe a little bigger than dandruff) and I was wondering if it was normal. They look almost like broken off bits of feathers. It's probably just a byproduct of their feathers growing and them constantly nipping...
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I noticed a while back that my pigeon (who lives outside) has these red bugs on her feathers, I don't wan't to give her any drugs and was wondering what the bugs were and how to get rid of them naturally?
  18. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    http://www.pigeons.biz/forums/album.php?u=8501 Photos of my first born, I have not notices any other birds with this condition. Any ideas as to what is happening here?.
  19. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello, I am caring for a pigeon that was found as a little chick a little over one month ago in Brooklyn, New York. He can eat seeds now and seems pretty energetic and healthy. He can fly down from a table or chair, but can't take off from the ground yet. My question is about his feathers...
  20. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    1 Week ago my German Shepherd:) found a baby dove, my guess then was about 3 weeks of age, covered in ants lying in our yard. He was alert and resonably calm considering ants were biting all over his body. I assumed he'd fallen from the nest and decided to care for him. For the past week he's...
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