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  1. 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...
  2. General Discussions
    Hi, I have a 3 months old rescued pigeon that spends most of his time outside and sleeps indoors. I've found these egg-shaped things on one of my bird's relatively fresh droppings (See the attached image - I'm talking about the little round things on it, the big white round one next to it is a...
  3. General Discussions
    I found a pigeon with PMV and worms and I have been treating him with Ivermectin and feeding him by hand. He has gaining weight so far and looks much better from before. I got some questions- 1)How long should I treat him with Ivermectin? I have been giving him those for 5 days so far. Should...
  4. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi one of the feral pigeons that lives in the alcove of my building has flat flies. I read online about a spray but although the pigeon is friendly with me I don't think he will let me spray him. I'm very fond of pigeons and of this one in particular. He hangs out on my windowsill everyday, I...
  5. General Discussions
    Hello. Does she know something we don't. Here is the video in foreign tongue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znhVofWvoy8 I wish to know the names of all the things she used and their possible substitutes for us here in USA. And the techniques . And the dosages. PLease. Amazing how...
  6. 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...
  7. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    As I am usually rescuing pigeons from the street and sometimes from very dirty and oily areas in London, I need a good set of anti-parasitic medicine. Ivermectin is a good choice for external parasites and I usually find the 1% oil under the feathers on the shoulders does a good job. I do not...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    This white winged dove was picked up as a juvenile because he was showing signs of malnourishment, which might have been due to his reluctance to fly. In the course of a week, he had grown about twice his size, enjoys eating, and can fly at will for the most part- especially if he is perched. I...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Today, I saw a tiny worm-like thing crawl into my pigeon's feathers. What is it? I am really concerned, as I have three other animals (a dog and two guinea pigs), and I am really concerned with them getting it. Is that something they could get? How do I prevent that? And of course, I need to...
  10. General Discussions
    I know some people use garlic seeds to treat parasites. I don't have garlic seed but I have tons of garlic powder. can use the powder instead? If yes, how should I give it to my birds?
  11. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I have been using the oil based Ivermectin for some time, but I have a number of pigeons at the moment and I think I am getting an outbreak of something. I do not feel this oil based Ivermectin is very fast acting, and I do not want to go through the process of having to catch each pigeon to...
  12. General Discussions
    Hello all, I was wondering if I could get some info on parasites and ways of treating them. I have 6 racing homers. Never had any parasites. This past weekend I obtained several Indian Fantails. Gorgeous birds, but infested with parasites. The parasites: On, and for the most part, around...
  13. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    One of my ringneck doves has a pigeon fly and I can't get rid of it. Its disgusting and freaking me out - and it can not be nice for the dove. :eek: How can I kill the nasty thing? It it really big and moves like a crab over my doves body. When I try to get it the thing goes into the doves...
  14. General Discussions
    This was posted on the yahoo doves-pigeons forum...interesting but scary! :eek: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/01/31/a-wildlife-vet-a-pigeon-a-groundbreaking-discovery/ Dawn
  15. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello All: My last two YB siblings are displaying a troubling symptom. In the nest box, it looked like I was getting some infection on one birds wing joints, there were a lot of loose droppings, and one of the chicks was way undersized compared to its sibling. Since I had a bird last year that...
  16. General Discussions
    I am in Tempe, AZ and have just become "mom" to two fledgling pigeons. The mom hung out in our walled in back yard for a few weeks, we thought she was injured and couldn't fly (duh, shoulda thought about a nest somewhere...). Then she disappeared one day, and a few days later two young pigeons...
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    hello pigeon talk! i posted a little bit ago about an injured pigeon i took in; Hermes. (http://www.pigeons.biz/forums/f20/found-pigeon-with-injured-leg-53197.html) i found him with a hurt leg, though a week and a half later and he seems to be doing quite well :) his endless charm distracted...
  18. General Discussions
    Has anyone ever had or heard of a pigeon having or carrying ticks? My wife asked me this last night. I've never seen one on any of my birds buts now she has me wondering. In the past 4 months we've seen three on the floor that we believe have fallen off our indoor dog at the end of their life...
  19. General Discussions
    Ok so I just went into my loft and was looking my birds over and two of them have little wholes in there wings! I remember reading something about it being some kind of parasite but I can't remember. But anyway Does anybody know how to cure it or what I need to buy.
  20. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Help me!!! Riley has some kinda bugs in and under his feathers, and I don't know how to get rid of them! I think they *might* be pigeon lice but i'm not sure. does anyone know how to get rid of them?
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