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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Have a five day old roller. Started handfeeding today. Taking food great, alert and enthusiastic. I’m just concerned about a clicking noise he makes sometimes. I don’t know if it’s related to breathing or he’s making the noise. No labored breathing, healthy otherwise. Using the cut syringe and...
  2. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Ok so I had a pair of NY Flights, they had a brood that is actually fertile this time, but sadly the female has flown away and the male stop setting on the eggs. I put the eggs in my incubator, and they seem to be doing well. problem is, I have no idea what to feed these little guys when they do...
  3. General Discussions
    Came across these two very informative videos and thought I'd share :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEr-e-L6zbA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDQvQqHAn88
  4. General Discussions
    **PLEASE HELP THANKYOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE) I have 2 new 15 day old pigeons Im hand raising ( found by clients at my job) Ive had them for 4 days and when i first got them i noticed one is half the size of the other and his crop empties increasingly slowly, until the last...
  5. General Discussions
    A coworker called me this morning and told me that her two 11 day old baby pigeons had been orphaned by an unknown predator last night. She does not have any others birds and no potential foster parents so she wants to give them to me to hand raise. I have hand raised several psittacine type...
  6. General Discussions
    Last week Thursday a friend called me and said she had found a baby dove. It's nest broke apart and it fell onto the driveway. One of the parents stayed with the baby for hours after it fell but towards dark it flew away and didn't come back. Since she knew I had hand raised birds (parrots)...
  7. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Dear people as you know I am handfeeding a squab - today he is four days old. So far things have been well, he ate every few hours and I would refeed him when the crop was empty. Last night at 5am he had a big meal - about 6ml of crop milk substitute. now its 11.30 and his crop still looks as...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have two little ones, about 20 days old. The pet store ran out of Exact and can't get any more until tomorrow, what can I give them tonight! :-(
  9. General Discussions
    Hey my brother in law brought me a baby fantail that needed hand feeding. The parents got killed by his cat. I've handfed before, but it was a while back. so how often and how much do I feed him? Don't I have to wait until his entire crop is empty first before feeding him?
  10. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello, I've been looking after 2 baby pigeons for about 3 weeks now. Thay are about a month old. One of them (who's always been a bit bigger) is developing at a normal rate. He has been weaned for over a week now; eating seeds on his own. The other one, however, is hardly developing at all. He...
  11. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    We picked up two little hatchlings today from the Edmonton Wildlife Rehabilitation Society. They're pretty adorable, eat well, and appear to be healthy. They have some stuff on their head... it almost looks like yolk or their food, or something. It's also on their breasts and wings, it's...
  12. General Discussions
    Hello everyone. I recently lost a baby fantail that had been scalped. I brought him, I was feeding him, and he was eating good, but my incubator was in storage and the only source of heat I had was a heating pad that went off automatically in two hours. Well I couldn't be home all day to make...
  13. General Discussions
    Hello all, I've posted here before about a baby pigeon that I've been hand feeding. She's had some hard times as she's had 2 ruptured air sacs and pox since I've had her. Her air sac ruptured for the second time last week and we are waiting for her to heal. She also has had pox since I've had...
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello- This guy, a sick king now named Frances, was at SF ACC but was ill and so not sent to Rodney in GA along with the other birds. I think he has PMV. He's doing much better since I started really increasing his handfeeding. He LOVES being fed seeds (can't get any down on his own)...
  15. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have a 12 day old baby that was fine a few days ago and now seems on the verge of death. I banded both him and his nestmate on Monday and they were both doing well and seemed right on schedule growth wise. Today I noticed that one has fallen behind drastically. I checked him out and his crop...
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Ive tried so many different recipes for handfeeding pigeons & doves, both domestic & wild, that Ive decided Im going to do another one. I wanted to see if anyone has any other ideas, changes or additions to this one? 1 whole hard boiled egg with shell 3 tablespoons oatmeal 3 tablespoons...
  17. General Discussions
    So I have a couple older rollers I'm handfeeding to make them very tame (plus it's been dropping down to under 10 degrees lately at night). The first time I tried to feed them formula I wasn't very comfortable sticking the tube in their mouth so instead I just gave them a bunch of peanuts... I...
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