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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My rescued pigeon is getting stronger every day. I transferred her from a cardboard box into a borrowed rabbit hutch. She is hopping on one leg and using her opposite wing to balance. Lots of missing feathers have grown back although there is still a large damaged area on her back which is...
  2. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi all, I've posted about my current feral resident, Persephone, in the sick/injured forum. She has responded well to antibiotics and is a lively and lovely wee thing. I have noticed that she isn't really trying to fly, which I'm finding a bit odd. The previous baby I had of a similar age was...
  3. Loft Designs
    Hello! I'm a novice dove owner, and I have a single pair of ringnecks that I keep as pets in my house. I'd like to give them more flight time, but I'm often not home to supervise, so I was thinking about building them an outdoor pen that would be large enough to for them to do some flapping...
  4. General Discussions
    A friend needed to film a "Process" for a Films class in College. He decided to film the morning routine of a pigeon racer. Something not many people have the chance of seeing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neqEuWQsB1c
  5. General Discussions
    Hello everybody, This subject may be baggy but My pigeons lost their interest NOT ability to fly, I don't race them or anything I just keep them In my homemade loft. I buyed those pigeons especially for their flying ability. males who were before a "flying machines" are now chasing Desperately...
  6. General Discussions
    Trying to get some nice pictures of my birds in flight.
  7. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello! My diamond dove, Clive, has been flying less and less in the past month or two. I've had him since September 2012. Recently I've noticed that he stays on his floor ALL the time, and doesn't use his perches anymore. For a few days, I saw him struggle to hop up on his water dish perch--I...
  8. General Discussions
    I have homing pigeons -oldest are 6/7months who do not fly for more than 15/20 min. They are fed 50%corn,30% 4 types of peas, 10 wheat, 10milo, 10 safflower. Fed about 200g per 10birds once a day after training. Trained one a day around 3-5pm. How do you increase flying time?
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Here is another pic that shows feather use in a power stroke.
  10. Loft Designs
    (realized this might be more suited to this section, rather than general) Pigeon Flight With Soil/Plants Floor? What I want to do: have a 4x8x8 foot flight with wire walls, ceiling and floor have a soil floor on top of the ground wire, in contact with the existing dirt underneath...
  11. General Discussions
    What I want to do: have a 4x8x8 foot flight with wire walls, ceiling and floor have a soil floor on top of the ground wire, in contact with the existing dirt underneath. plant pigeon friendly fast growing annuals in the floor have a small flock of 4-10 pigeons Things that might make this a...
  12. General Discussions
    Do you open pigeons daily when they are moulting? I heard that some prefer to lock them for that period. Is there any harm that can be done by opening them daily?
  13. General Discussions
    My pet pigeon flys wierd he spins side ways and dives and swoops i found him as a baby and he had pmv do you think its coz of that. He seems to be doing it on purpose just for fun. Could it be because he didn't have a parent pigeon to teach him to fly. From some of the things he does I'm scared...
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    About four weeks ago, my husband noticed that my Diamond Dove, Honeydew, was gasping for air. He felt her breastbone and realized that all the muscle was gone. She used to be such a strong flier, we never gave it much thought. Rick (husband) read about a woman whose bird had been diagnosed with...
  15. General Discussions
    So luck found this little baby a home with us, my SO found it in the parking lot of his work, it is not eating totally on its own yet, but it found the right home(i've hand reared parrots for 12 years). So basically I'm trying to find him a decent cage for a good price and want to know the best...
  16. Pigeons & Doves Wanted & For Sale
    Hi I am looking for some flying flights you may have. I am not looking for show quality 200 dollar birds just some that I can let out and watch them fly. The colors don't really matter to me but I would really like a white bird with black flights. Even if you no someone that has some any help...
  17. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Is there any family for racer with long flight all the way to the tip of the tail? i was just reading a pigeon book ..and that question just pop up:D
  18. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Can any one put me in touch with a rescue centre who will take my injured wood pigeon? Ive got him/her an indoor dog cage, he looks so well but still has not grown flight feathers on one side. I was able to look at him about 5 mins ago, his wing is still blood stained and part of his wing is...
  19. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hi I found an injured wood pigeon around 6 weeks ago, there was blood on one of his/her wings, the flight feathers on this side were all missing. Flight feathers on the other wing a few missing, all other feathers were coming out every where. I bought an indoor dog cage and put him/her in it...
  20. Loft Designs
    I am working on my first loft. I have experience with other birds. I have been looking at the netting used for batting cages. It is though. I know it cannot be used for hook bills due to chewing. I plan to elevate the flight at least two feet above the ground.:confused: It is amazing how fast...
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