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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    this pigeon regularly visits and is fed corn by a girl who adores him and calls him Kevin. However he appears to have some issues. I've attached 2 photos of the feral pigeon, I know the photos are hard to see but would anyone know possibly why this pigeon has a swollen leg and eye? and if...
  2. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello, a feral pigeon has been hanging around in my garden for the last week, at first we thought she was injured as she wasn't flying and her left wing looked misshapen. However we have seen her fly for the last couple of days but won't leave our side garden alleyway. Today she has started...
  3. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello, Yesterday a I found a pigeon on my porch in a high-rise. It was very passive and only moved away if I got too close. When I threw some rice on the floor for him to eat I noticed he have very erratic head movements that is not normal for birds. Is this bird sick? Should I contact the...
  4. 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, &...
  5. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    A pigeon landed in my back garden last night which had been attack by 2 magpies it has a hole to its chest which looks like it's on the mend but now today when I let him out his right eye had a black crust completely covering it and the other eye was starting to close so I gave him a hose down...
  6. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Have posted about him/her before but only want sizes Current home, free to wander the garden, is box in a plastic crate 49L x 34 w x 23 h cm for sleeping/resting only is it big enough? can't go out dues to the 'Lockdown of mostly elderly' I'm 79 and don't think Police would see an injured...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, I'm not at all experienced in rescuing animals and am not very familiar with birds, so I'm hoping someone can help me with an injured feral pigeon. He/she cannot stand, but otherwise seems in good health. There are no obvious injuries I can see, it doesn't feel emaciated and is defecating...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, I have a pigeon hanging out by my garden with an obviously traumatically broken wing. He’s pretty active, but can’t fly. Before reading anything (sorry) I gave him bird food and water which he’s consuming readily. Now what do I do? Location is Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
  9. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    What are the good and bad points of using ferals to raise squabs? How long do you need to keep ferals in a new loft before letting them out to forage on their own?
  10. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    We found a feral pigeon with a broken wing. The vet places near me have said that they'll just euthanize it. It's already been at least a week since the first time we saw it with the broken wing, and only managed to catch it on Tuesday (it's Thursday today). This poor bird is not going to fly...
  11. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello! I am from Estonia. Today (March 14th) I came across a pigeon on my way home. They were sitting close to the apartment building door I needed to go through, but didn't budge when I passed by, just looked me up a little bit ( sorry the pics are huge, its midnight and Im very tired to edit )...
  12. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello, all. So glad I found this forum! Last night my housemates and I came across an injured or ill grey pigeon in Melbourne, Australia. Moonee Valley area. We were able to put it in a cat carrier and get it home. We have it in a dark secure shed out back in a cardboard box. I made up a...
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    First off, details about the bird in question. Delilah is a rescue of unknown breed, adult male, with no medical concerns as of August 2017. Healthy weight, eats a varied seed/veg diet, and receives regular vitamin supplements in their water. The Issue : Delilah will often land on the ground...
  14. General Discussions
    I have 5 pigeons, one of wich i thought got lost somehow or a hawk got to her, but it turns out that she was having fun with another flock. Today she came back hungry as hell and she brought another pigeon with her. Finally she went in the loft, but unfortunately the visitor left running for his...
  15. General Discussions
    I bought two feral (raised in captivity) they're adults not older than 6 months i guess. Can ya'll tell me the age by looking at the pictures? I wanna know if I can still settle them I don't think they have been flown, their old home is about 5 miles away. Being feral will they rehome? I do...
  16. General Discussions
    I have a feral and a fantail-homing cross. The fantail flies pretty much with the same performance as the feral. The problem is that they don't get up and fly, they just hang around the loft all day. They were locked up for 2 months. Since they aren't true homing pigeons is it safe to toss them...
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    So it's 17dg outside right now. While heading to the gym I saw a lethargic female rock pigeon among a couple active ones. They were eating while she remained fluffed and huddled next to the building on the sidewalk. I spent an hour in the gym and on the way back she was still in the same spot...
  18. General Discussions
    The injured feral pigeon I took in looks healthy other than his wing. My Mom is worried that keeping him in the house may be a bad idea because either we or the dog could catch something from him. Is there any chance of that? I did buy some lice spray (just in case) to treat him with. Is there...
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