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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hey Folks, is this fixable? I won't be able to do it but if it -is- fixable I'm hoping to find someone who can. Assuming I can catch the bird- shyer than usual and flying in with other easily spooked birds. thanks Rudy SF
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I just caught a young pigeon with a badly infected foot (I think there is string around the ankle). I can't get it to the vet until Monday morning (about 48 hours). I'm planning 0.9ml Baytril 2x a day and to try to soak the foot when the bird is calmer in a very mild saline. She was feeding...
  3. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Help — Injured pigeon found & caught in Northern Virginia Hi everyone, I haven't rescued a bird since I was a child, so I'm really not sure where to start with getting this pigeon the help it needs. I noticed it last night when I got home from work; I could hear a flapping sound coming from...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have a male ringneck dove who's always had weird feet... he was a rescue case and I think he might have gotten his feet stuck in wire, he never grows claws and his feet just look generally bad. But long story short, my doves (despite 2 years of living with me) are incredibly uncomfortable...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi I found a wild pigeon on the road 5 days ago. I am presuming it had been hit, or clipped by a vehicle, as it was sitting on the road motionless, but alive. I took it home and have kept it in a cage ever since. It has now started drinking water and eating a tiny bit of wild bird food. I live...
  6. General Discussions
    I went out early this morning and realized my pigeon's foot was EXTREMELY large. The band was so tight around his leg that it was cutting into his skin. It took two of us and a pair of surgical scissors to get the band off. Underneath his foot/leg area was huge and puss was coming out. His door...
  7. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I have recently had a pigeon brought to me for later release during the spring. She is only a young pigeon and has had a very bad string injury on her foot. The previous carer has pointed out to me that when the foot healed the pigeon got into a bad habit of letting one of her toes go under the...
  8. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    The pigeon that I removed the thread from both of his toes is still in pain even though I have been giving him opiate relief(Tramadol) for over a week. I am worried about continued opiate relief, but also the toe does not look like it is completely dead and part of it is staying connected. The...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I'm not sure if the pics will post. Little Sammy must have been run over or something. I will try and see my vet tomorrow. Sam's foot and lower leg seem to be mushed off but it sort of looks like some of those parts could be in the scab ball at the end of what remains of his leg. Please have a...
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi all, I was riding to the shops today and found a little pigeon ducking and weaving around cars on the road, i stopped to check it out and the poor little guy couldn't fly. I took him home and on closer inspection he had a thread around a foot that had been there for a while as he has lost...
  11. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi all. Thanks to Ivor (Ivette) for saving this lil' guy from an SF sidewalk bus shelter and giving him some good supportive care. She found him yesterday afternoon. She caught him rather easily and took him home; washed him once, fed him, and kept him warm for the day. It really is amazing...
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