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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello! Today I took in a pigeon from a vet clinic that was due to be euthanised today because they couldn't find a carer, so I stepped in and brought her home. She's very underweight, and I suspect she has some kind of fracture to her wing as she holds it up and a little bit out, it looks quite...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    So I found a pigeon yesterday (I live in a big city in Europe). I am a very experienced (ex) parrot owner so some things are similar but I have zero experience with pigeons. I did a lot of research but need guidance. I'm not sure if she was in shock when I found her but she's eating well...
  3. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi there, I started feeding a young pigeon from my apt window. It was small and it was walking weirdly. The bigger pigeons that came with it were pecking it as it was squeaking. I am not allowed to do this and I have to stop. I do not own the building. It comes in the morning with the same...
  4. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi, me again... A couple of days before I set Butterfly free, I spotted this little guy, who’s got a pretty large lump on his face/lower jaw that doesn’t look like the usual pox I’ve seen birds with... I grabbed him to take a better look at it, & I’ve still got him inside, with ample seed &...
  5. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi all, I've seen a feral within our local flock who just didn't seem 'right'- slow to fly off, and running rather than flying. He also would fly into walls and seemed a bit shaky with direction. I managed to catch him by hand one morning however when checking him over decided it didn't warrant...
  6. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    I have a pet cocketiel but don't know much about pigeons. This pigeon is a regular that visits our garden everyday but yesterday he either sunbathed on the ground or walked around for the entire day. Eventually he started trying to fly but could only get up about half a meter before coming back...
  7. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi everyone! Remember my Butterfly bird, from this post? Well, she's back... although technically she didn't really go far. I set her free a couple of weeks ago, after dosing her up for a week or so with the vitamin supplement I ordered (Vetafarm Multivet with moulting aid) - she was so...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi Everyone! My name is Joey - I'm British and live in Porcia, Northern Italy. Last week I found a fledgling pigeon really suffering with Pox and had been attacked by what I suspect was the neighborhood cats - she found shelter under my veranda and didn't move when I approached. On closer...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello, all. I picked up a wood pigeon with a dragging wing a couple of weeks ago. She's recovering and is slowly getting movement back in her wing. The vet advised I should put her in a larger enclosure, so I've made a makeshift aviary in a trailer for the time being. It's large enough that...
  10. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi everyone, My friend Grump is a juvenile pigeon who has been hanging out on my balcony heaps since he fledged. He commonly sits on the table & harasses me for seed, growling at me, biting, & slapping (as shown here: https://imgur.com/gallery/hrERYtd) when I’m too slow to give some seeds to...
  11. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    When reading in the park with my dog I noticed a large flock of pigeons. Upon closer inspection I noticed a bunch of them tragically had string/wire/hair/etc. wrapped around their feet, greatly impacting their mobility. A quick google search and I found out that helping pigeons with stringfoot...
  12. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Background We live at Naihati, 38 kms from Kolkata, India. For the last few years our balcony on the second floor has been serving as the “maternity ward” for feral pigeons and doves. They lay eggs and rear their babies here. We regularly clean their nests and sometimes bring the babies indoors...
  13. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi every year I get sick pigeons in my garden with ruffled feathers and struggling to eat I put them in a cage in my shed with water and seed but they never survive they all have the same problem and it’s a real shame is there anything I can put in the water or the seed to help them I’ve got...
  14. General Discussions
    We have wild pigeons that come visit us every day. We give them a few seeds from time to time. In the video, I am asking about the one at the bottom. As far as I know it's a male, he has been coming for a couple of years, the other is a female. It seems they are together since this summer /...
  15. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, Firstly - thanks for taking the time to read this post, from reading the forum I understand you must recieve a few of these. Having spent a lot of time in the garden since lockdown here in the UK, I have been feeding all the wild birds, and a few pigeons. I am quite fond of some of the...
  16. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello :) Yesterday I noticed an egg in a vase, that stays on the balcony. Later I found that pigeons selected that place to lay another one. I don't want to waste the eggs, I think I'll let the birds do their parenting, then I'll clean the site and probably place the vase in another spot. But...
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello all! I'm completely new here, a friend linked me to the forums. I'm a cats/dogs behaviorist so I'm quite out of my depths when it comes to birds. As for my case... a few hours ago I was walking a dog when she suddenly stopped and started gently nuzzling this pigeon. It was then that I...
  18. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    A couple of times the smaller baby didn't get any food from a parent because the bigger one intercepted the parent before he could reach the nest, and the smaller one hesitated to leave the nest. I sometimes give parents some raw sunflower seeds and popcorn. Can I give some extra food to the...
  19. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Good evening: I am new to this forum. First off, I live on a farm in upstate New York with a large flock of wild pigeons (I am assuming rock doves). Within the last month, I have had to rescue 4 young pigeons. One was injured (it appears to have a dropped wing), one was born with a rotated...
  20. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Earlier today I found a pigeon in a parking lot and it couldn't really walk and could only fly a couple of feet. I brought it home and it has been eating birdseed, but when I caught it in a towel for a closer inspection, I discovered both its feet were a black/brown color and completely stiff...
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