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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Location: Southern Alberta, Canada Status: currently in a lined box in my unheated (but insulated) garage with a baggie of warmed grains for heat. Can't bring inside due to horde of indoor cats and a housemate who's deeply phobic of birds. Injury: cluster of matted feathers on side of neck...
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Recently found a pigeon sat near my house. It didn't make an attempt to move when I approached but I had to move it somewhere as my cats were around and I couldn't leave it. On the way down to the wooded area where I planned to release the pigeon (I had checked for injuries etc. and found none)...
  15. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    This is the first time I've been to this forum so first off, apologies if this thread is misplaced or I break one of the rules here and also thank you for any help provided. So, about an hour ago I was out in the garden tending some plants when I noticed a Pigeon walking up from the forest...
  16. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Found this lovely little bird on the front porch of our apartment. Seemed very chill. Wanted desperately to fly away when I tried to approach it but unfortunately it just flopped along the ground. :( Was able to calm it down and now have it resting in a box with some water and bird seed and a...
  17. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    found a pigeon outside my house, it was there in the morning on my way to uni and was sat in the same spot when I came back at 1am (in a little pile of poop). looks like it got hit by a car or flew into a window maybe? it's top beak is snapped, the tip is hanging on at an angle. it has a nasty...
  18. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hail, all. For those of you who recall Lady B., hello once again. A new bird has sorta tumbled my way. It lived through the night and day and night again. It was found flapping in the street with a truck heading for it, which would surely have run it over. From what I've been able to find, this...
  19. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My poor ringneck dove was flying around as usual today and hit her head right off the ceiling :(. She has a cut in the middle of her forehead that's about a cm long. It stopped bleeding pretty quickly and I wiped it off with water and put a little polysporin on top. Some feathers came out but...
  20. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Due to a loss of my beloved pigeon couple months ago, I had a burial of her at a pet cemetery. And, I got to know the owner of the pet cemetery. Long story short, one day I got a call from the owner of the place telling me that someone found a pigeon with broken leg, asked me If I could help...
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