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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My rescue pigeon, Blue, had an accident yesterday when he was standing behind a door and I opened it on him, not realising he was there. It happened so quickly and I didn't see exactly where he got hit. He immediately puffed out his tail and his good wing (he only has one working wing) and ran...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Anyone in the UK Worcester area with knowledge to help this bird. I’ve been trying to get him for weeks just to see the extent of the damage or help him. But upon further inspection i realised i wasn’t equipped for the job. The infection is all over his left foot. This is in the foregate...
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Adult female dove. She can’t be taken to the veterinarian. It’s a troubling situation. She’s seven years old and somewhat impaired. Today I got home from work and she had injured her head. There is a loose patch of skin with feathers intact hanging from her scalp. She has a bald spot which...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    i’ve never done this before so i don’t really know what to do. i found a pigeon in a bush on a rainy day and i took it inside because i thought it was cold, but upon further inspection, little buddy has a limp foot. i’m pretty sure it’s broken, as it’s cold too. i’ve tried to contact the only...
  5. Emergency Resources & Assistance
    Yesterday one of my male pigeons scalped one of his own fledglings, luckily I caught it before anymore damage was done. This is the first time I've dealt with this situation and I am still horrified. I removed him from the cage immediately. My question is, will the female still care for the...
  6. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi all, I've seen a feral within our local flock who just didn't seem 'right'- slow to fly off, and running rather than flying. He also would fly into walls and seemed a bit shaky with direction. I managed to catch him by hand one morning however when checking him over decided it didn't warrant...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I was out with my family on a quick trip to the gas station when we noticed a pigeon all "pumpernickled" up (as my Mom would call it) like a cat in the middle of the other lane. We had to wait a long time to turn around, and several cars passed us along the way, so we were sure it must've been...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello everyone, I have a 30-day old rescued feral pigeon which has a bad compound fracture involving the major and minor metacarpus bones. I successfully treated the fledgling for shock and for the fracture. The bird's droppings are brown, which is good, but now becoming somewhat loose...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello, there is a young 3 month old female feral pigeon living outside my window who was born here and decided to stay. She typically leaves for a few hrs in the morning but is here about 70% of the day and always at night. She also has a boyfriend who moved in a few weeks ago. 2 days ago she...
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have recently rescued a baby pigeon that has a damaged knee. You can see the damage pretty clearly by comparing this picture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_feet_and_legs#/media/File:Bird_leg_and_pelvic_girdle_skeleton_EN.gif with this video: https://youtu.be/Xc_Qs4399tI Suggestions...
  11. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hi, Pigeon regularly comes to my garden to eat out of a dish of seeds and some scattered on the patio floor too. However he has a broken beak, it has been like this for months, I saw him once then couldn't find him, he didn't come back, 2 months later he is back every day trying to eat. He...
  12. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    So today is a wet day in London. As you can imagine, the birds are bedraggled and looking a sorry sight. Feeding them at 6:30 p.m. I noticed one struggling and walked up to it thinking it was waterlogged. That is when I noticed the injury. Along its back on its right side and under the wing...
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I found this pigeon. It looks like the top beak has been pushed through the bottom beak. There is a small bulge under the bottom of his lower beak. Found with minimal blood, not currently bleeding. Suspect trauma/injury. Able to drink, but I haven’t offered food. Flies fine. Will get to a vet...
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    We have I believe a young pigeon whos been injured on his wing looks like 2 perforations on his shoulder We've cleaned it kept him inside first night second night he didn't come back but was here last evening so we brought him in again and cleaned the wing again Its seems tender as I tried to...
  15. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello everyone, I am Mina and new in this Forum! I hope someone with experience can help me! I found a pigeon in my garden two days ago and I am determined to nurse him back to health. I live in Thailand and - as far as I know - there are no rescue centers I could turn him into... so I'd be...
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I am in North Yorkshire (UK) area and today evening I have found injured pigeon sitting under my garden shed. I am trying to follow the best advice and so far I have put the pigeon in the large box container with seeds and water. The box is at the moment in the downstairs bathroom away from any...
  17. General Discussions
    I'm rehabilitating a pigeon who has a wing injury. There are no breaks, so it's either a nerve issue or a tendon issue. He's currently on prednisolone syrup, and was fine for the first two doses, but had adverse reactions when given the third dose. His breathing became heavy and sporadic, and...
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