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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello everyone, I apologize if this has been brought up before, I haven't searched through the whole forum.. I've been taking care for a sick feral pigeon for a week now. Last friday I took her to the vet and they told me it was trichomoniasis, gave me medicine (efloran, marbocyl(m)...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I got a baby pigeon from a market. He was alone in the cage. He seem to be about 3/4 weeks. But looks kinda small too me. Other squeakers are usually bigger. I think his growth got stunted.I can feel his breastbone too. He has capillaria worms also =(. I keep seeing small and very thin white...
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, I recently was at the bird supply store and saw in the pigeon cage/loft a couple of pigeons sitting on the ground. The main one I was worried about originally was this small racer pigeon. He was much smaller than all the others, and had some new feathers growing in on the top of his head (I...
  4. General Discussions
    What illnesses are pigeons most susceptible to? I have read about salmonella & canker, here on the site, but what others should I be aware of? Fowl Pox? Were pigeons included in the last AI breakout? Cocci? Mycoplasms? I have my other birds tested twice per year, as part of my normal...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I am looking for some advice. A week and a half ago I found two baby pigeons, who at the time were probably about 3 weeks old, probably siblings. One is fine, very healthy, happy, eating on its own and lively. The second one has been ill from the start. When I first brought them home this baby...
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    So I have indian and english fantails. For a few weeks ago one of my almond indian fantail cock suddenly behaved very strange. I was going to feed them in the morning and he was walking in front of me, but he didn't go fast. Then suddenly he fell and spread out his wings in front of him like...
  7. General Discussions
    Hi again:) I let my pigeons free the first thing in the morning until dusk when its dark and they return to their homes. I think apart from spending time on the roofs all day, they sometimes come down and peck the soil, sand and tiny stones. I believe this is completely normal. But I'm worried...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi everyone, I registered to this forum hoping to get some answers because I can't really find any information on the internet. I hope I am posting in the right place. I have had my pet ringneck dove for about 2 years now and she's been generally healthy, but lately for the last 3 or 4 months...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I've noticed a couple of days ago that my pigeon has these white bumps all around his beak. He doesn't look unhealthy, however I have noticed that he is significantly lighter in weight than the other male pigeons, and doesn't reall eat as much either. I have no idea if this is an external or...
  10. General Discussions
    Im sorry for reiterating this info but I am in urgent need of advice. Hen laid second egg on floor in aviary this morning and has been acting weak and stumbles, didn't try to get away when I picked her up ( and she is normally a very flighty hen ) slightly labored breathing... I had been adding...
  11. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have brought a pigeon about 1 year ago of at least 3 years of age.After putting her in the loft with other pigeons,it is found that she is not well and use to stay in the corner of the loft without any activity or flying and sits in a hunch back posture as though she has some stomach pain.She...
  12. General Discussions
    Hi everyone, This little one was having trouble flying earlier. We thought it was just learning and the parents would be nearby so we left it alone this morning, but this afternoon the dog ran towards it and it didn't even try to move. When I got closer I could see it was standing in a...
  13. General Discussions
    I just bought some baby pigeons from a guy last week. He said that the birds were all in good health. I didn't really take a good look til a couple a day later. I noticed some mites which I took care of already. All look pretty good except for one. One of them seems to look a bit fluffy, and the...
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Should I be worried about my otherwise healthy looking pigeon sitting with it's wings very low and leaning sort of sideways? Is there a comprehensive guide to pigeon behaviour somewhere that would help me understand what is healthy and unhealthy for him to do? Thanks :]
  15. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I recently acquired an injured squeaker- it fell out of it's nest during flood weather [I in NSW, Australia and we've been having some terrible flooding] I have a lot of experience raising young parrots, but no experience whatsoever with pigeons. He seems healthy and happy, active, eating...
  16. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi, I'm hoping that someone can finally help me with this problem. First, I have been breeding and racing pigeons for over 35 years and have had to deal with numerous illnesses, injuries and diseases. But, for the last two or three years I have been dessimated with what I believe to be Adeno...
  17. Products and Equipment
    Anyone know of a brand of grit that contains no calcium? I have to halt the calcium because it binds to tetracycline ... but I can't halt grit for that long! I actually went to my friends granite shop today and pounded a chunk of granite into grit and it worked fine and the pigeons took it...
  18. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, The day before yesterday I picked up a sick pigeon from my local subway stop. It is full grown, and was huddled against a wall. When I approached it, it tried to move, but could not balance itself and ended up falling down, supporting itself with its wings. It cannot fly or walk, really...
  19. Small Talk
    Some may already know .........but I am doing well and regenerating at home after having a heart attack while attempting to scrape my loft . My thanks to the ambo's , doc's & nurses at the Queen Elizabeth Hosp for their quick efforts and saving my life ! I never thought it would be me...
  20. General Discussions
    I have recently just brought home a young male homing pigeon. he's adjusted to his home well here, but i need some helpful advise. 1.) his poop is quite green and runny, from researching i have found that this may mean he is ill or something may be wrong with his food. is there anything i can...
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