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  1. General Discussions
    Hello, I recently adopted a pigeon who has one leg. I am in the process of quarantining her from my parrots, pending vet visit on 8/31. She is in a giant dog crate, lined with newspaper. I put a basket in for her with a towel in it, which she used for the first week, but now completely avoids...
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I am looking for advice on getting rid of pigeon lice for good. Here's the story - Iggy showed up last September on my doorstep hungry and thirsty and wanting to come in. No tags, but obviously a pet. Exactly two weeks after he arrived (we had him in quarantine in the garage) he developed...
  3. General Discussions
    The two new babies (in quarantine) have lice. What is a good product to treat them with?
  4. General Discussions
    I found what looks to be lice or mites on my pigeons wings today what can I do to get rid of them?
  5. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hey everyone this is my first post! Ive been reading threads on this site to help me with my 2 pigeons but now i have a more detailed question that i trust many experienced pigeon owners would know how to answer, plus ive been meaning to register here for a while now. Anyway, about a month or...
  6. General Discussions
    hiii.......i have huge lice problem in my loft, all my birds have lice.i read about garlic bath but it didnt seem to effect much.some of my pigeons also have tapeworm segments in their poop which may be gotten by eating this parasites on them.i want use something that is easily available and...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have a pigeon with severe pmv symptoms. For 1-2 months she layed all the day on her back. hen, for few weeks, she started to stand and walk but now the symptoms relapsed and she doesn't stand on legs anymore. Among other complications, she lost many of her head feathers, I think because of...
  8. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi, There is a feral pigeon in a park near where I work who is very tame and stays in the same place nearly all the time - as I result I see him almost every workday. He is a mature male pigeon. He is very tame and readily flies to hand to take seed. Today I saw a pigeon fly going into his...
  9. General Discussions
    Recently my doves have unfortunately acquired lice. I bought a large amount of Scalex (in spray form) and have been using it for only about a week now. I'm just wondering if anyone else has used Scalex for their birds and if so, has it worked? If it does, about how long did it take to work...
  10. General Discussions
    Hey guys, So as I picked up one of my birds to get him back into the loft, I discovered several lice on him! I immediately went and checked the other birds and they all had lice also. (Not many but just a few) So I went and got some of this Sevin dust stuff that is supposed to be dusted on...
  11. General Discussions
    I was treating my roller for his criss crossed beak, I pull him inside occasionally and gently file it down... seems to be working... and a little brown bug came off of him... its below freezing here so I know that bug is living on my bird... what is it? What should I do to get rid of them???
  12. General Discussions
    Okay so ive done some posts lately on my birds and have casually mentioned a very mild case of lice amongst other good reports. In the last few weeks Ive become more aggressive with my attempts to get rid of these pests. Ive been using Sevin dust in the bedding ( absorbent pellets ) I spray the...
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello again. After the help you guys gave me with my first pigeon (who is 4 years old now, and is happy as can be), i want some help with my new pigeon. I adopted an Old Dutch Tumbler Pigeon from an adoption center over in West Los Angeles, for my sisters birthday. After a heartbreaking 10...
  14. General Discussions
    Dear all, I have just signed up to your forum as I have a question about a feral pigeon which I'm hoping some one on here can help me with? There are a few feral pigeons that visit my garden everyday and i tend to make sure that along with the rest of the birds, they get some food. There is...
  15. General Discussions
    Question I have two breeding pair on eggs and I noticed one of my other birds has mites... Red mites. Can I spray all cages and birds even though the two pair are on eggs? Can the eggs get wet with this stuff?
  16. Products and Equipment
    Has anyone ever used Bronco spray for mite and lice on their pigeons? I was told that it works well.
  17. General Discussions
    I have recently fostered a pigeon with my pet King pij for about one week. I just took the foster to another aviary a couple days ago. Since then I have noticed some scarcely feathered/ bald-ish areas on my bird's head and neck area. I also noticed some little mites or lice possibly. Safe to...
  18. General Discussions
    I have no problems yet with my birds. I have read that one can use Rose Dust on the birds to prevent any lice or mites. Another source says dipping the birds in Dog's Flea shampoo will also help prevent getting an infestation. I been reading a lot trying to increase my knowledge of pigeons. So...
  19. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Whats a good type of spray on external parasite medicine? I'm using a powder and it takes to long and is messy to put on.
  20. General Discussions
    I have seen the longer, skinny, red, centipede looking things on one of my birds and some small, flat, circular tick looking bugs on the same bird. What are these and how do I get rid of them? Could you recommend me a product and supplier? I've looked on some sites, there are just so many to...
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