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  1. General Discussions
    Hey guys, I finally worked up the courage to seek some guidance on my squabs journey. I found an egg one morning while completing my exercise, but it wasn’t just an egg. In the middle of the road stood a mother pigeon and an egg underneath it. As I tried to make them a new nest and move them...
  2. General Discussions
    Hi my guy is now 15 days old and I was wondering if I should do anything different with feeding by this age. I’m still feeding him Kaytee exact every 2-3 hours but I was wondering if I should be adding crushed seeds or anything to the formula? (I’ve heard this on another site and didn’t know if...
  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. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have a big bag of them, and obviously i wanted to ask before i started offering them haha. thanks so much!
  5. General Discussions
    I keep a small flock of (now 12) white homing pigeons as pets. When I let them out to fly they only stay in the air for a 2 or 3 minutes then come back down to land. They will take off again a few times, circle the house about 4 times, then come back down again. Also they don't go very...
  6. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi all, I haven't posted much since I joined the forums because Cosmo (white Ringneck Dove) and I have been doing so well. I wanted to add some recent photos but Cosmo has gotten good at avoiding the paparazzi but he's is looking great. I do have a few concerns. He still doesn't like to be...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, hope I posted my thread correctly and that I can get some advice:) We found a pigeon on the side of the road today, he was just sitting there and I could catch him easily...he appears to either have something with his wings and or feet. He walks...
  8. General Discussions
    I have an approximately 10 day old pigeon. He was found and given to me to care for but I don't have experience with pigeons. I am feeding him formula for baby birds 3x a day, but his crop looks full. He cries all day for food, but again I am hesitant to feed because his crop is full. I can also...
  9. General Discussions
    I have been fostering two wild pigeons since they were just a couple of days old. We are now beginning week 4 and the larger of the two pigeons is resisting eating the baby bird formula I have been using. It is pecking at the ground and trying to eat seeds but I am not sure if any seeds are...
  10. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    **Title is supposed to say hand raising. Auto-correct >_> I raise homing pigeons and somehow the pen got opened while I was gone. My adults all went out for a good fly. The reason I don't let them do this is because, predictably, one of the females never came back. I reasonably assume a hawk...
  11. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello I feed city pigeons daily. This pigeon is well known visitor of my place. (His name is Khokhoba) I first noticed hump on its back two days ago and I think it has gotten bigger since that. He eats normally. I hand feed him and his partner most of the time. (please see image below) The...
  12. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hey all! So, I've got myself 2 RN Doves, who I love to death, and have been into gardening for a while. Decided to try my hand at a small microgreen setup in my room for both the birds and I. I know most birds can have sprouts. Looking at this little kit to use. Do y'all think it'll be safe to...
  13. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I have a pigeon friend who lives in the centre of my city who I'm very fond of. I met her when she was very bedraggled and started feeding her every few days. She's now looking a little less bedraggled, and seems to have no problem eating mixed seeds from my palm. But I know hooked beaks are...
  14. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hey everyone, So, no experience with birds whatsoever, but I live by the beach in Brazil and just found an injured pigeon (actually, she found me :p). There doesn't seem to be any experts in birds in my city and most don't even know how to diagnose a bird, but one of them gave her...
  15. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I've been looking into platform feeders, to be able to clean the feeder regularly, and keep the squirrels away, by using a baffle.. but if it's out in the open, there are the hawks again. Suggestions for feeders? or best way to feed doves?
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi everyone, I rescued 2 days ago a baby pigeon (about 3 weeks old?) in the streets. It looked miserable. We brought it to the vet, and he said it has canker in a quite advanced stage. He fed him (not easily, because of the amount of mucus), gave him some meds, and we went home with...
  17. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    I found baby pidgeon (Belgrade, Serbia, Europe), fell from the roof. It looks very big, all covered with feathers. But won't eat. It was very afraid of people, fly into the room (the flight was short, and was easy to catch him). I force him to eat (liquid food, grained oat and wheat, blended...
  18. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello yesterday I found in my backyard a small pigeon "columbina Inca", he is very small and can not fly, I decided to keep it in my house and today I realized that he has a bent leg, and a wing can not move it, I have been feeding the bird with alpist powder mix with water, he has already...
  19. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi everyone ! Yesterday, I found a sick feral pigeon on a street close to my home, he was just there on the sidewalk, he could not move and looked super tired and poop everywhere! There are a lot of stray cats in the area so i decided to take him. I took him to the first vet who told me that...
  20. General Discussions
    I have a small flock of 4 birds. What are some other treats i can give them? I've done my research but Please let me know if there are any items i should not give them off the list, pointers or ideas.. I GIVE ALL IN MODERATION: 1. Peanuts 2. Black oil sunflower seeds 3. various greens (...
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