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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hey folks, sadly this little squeaker (but no down so maybe 5-6 weeks old?) has a complete, internal, fracture in (I suspect) the tibiotarsus. ==>> Should I bind the one leg to the body? Or leave it hanging? <<== (when I hold it dorsal side up in a bander's grip the whole foot, from the...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi ! A lady brought me a pigeon yesterday that she had been keeping in a box with water and seeds for a week until she could bring it to some rescue center in her city. Since the bird lost all of his remaining tail feathers overnight she panicked and brought him (I offered to take him in...
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi everyone Last week, I got what seems to be a juvenile pigeon who got hit by a moving fan and had fractured both legs - one on the femur, the other on the tibia. She was rescued by a dog shelter, and they gave her to me after a vet pinned both her legs with G-wire. I am supplementing her...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I posted previously on whether to euthanize this pigeon I found a week and half ago. Thought it was just broken wing. I took him to vet and it was more damaged than I thought and there was a bone sticking out. Vet says we need to amputate ($1000.00) Arg!!! I do not have the money so I opted for...
  5. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hi, I am looking for some advice. I'm in the UK, and a few days ago I saw a fledgling wood pigeon sat next to a busy road. The road has walls either side, so nowhere to escape, and the bird would have been killed without doubt. I pulled up, ran over, and got hold of it easily. When I got home...
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My rescue Halo has two fractures of the tibiotarsus, very close together. She was so frail and thin when I got her that I suspected the injury must be several days old, but the fractures weren't exposed, so at least there was no necrotic tissue to worry about. Knowing I was out of my league, I...
  7. Archive - Other Birds
    Hi heres a little information on whats going on with my finch I rescued. Please bear with me as I adore this little bird and have tried to do right by it the entire time even getting to the point she was accepted by a big flock of finches but she kept coming back to my house for food. please...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    A healthy pigeon was found on the street yesterday. He could not fly and would be ready meal for any cat. After a lot of harrasing making me run around the street, I finally caught him. He has a broken left wing on the top. There is no new bleeding now. After catching him we put him in a box...
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