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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I've noticed my pet pigeon used the bird bath 4 the 1st time but only while it was raining, is there a reason why they do that? Does rain remind them 2 bathe the rest of their feathers, Cody looked like he was having fun too & would a pigeon like it if u pat them on their pin feathers? If the...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hey guys! Thanks for reading this, I truly appreciate this! Earlier today I rescued an abandoned baby pigeon or dove which I found in my backyard! I can't tell whether it's a male or female. It has short dark brown feathers on most of it's body, except for under the wings, and that loose bit...
  3. Pigeon and Dove Genetics
    Okay, before I get into this post, I realize it is going to be total speculation as to the answer to the question. I just thought it might be interesting to see what you folks come up with, since most of you have had pigeons much, much longer than I. Take a look at the the birds in the links...
  4. General Discussions
    At about what age will my 2 little guys start getting vocal ? They are 8 days old today Saturday . I did some internet research and it just says a squeaker is a baby under 7 weeks old . I actually saw one stand up for just a few seconds :) this afternoon that was cool ! I handle them...
  5. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    I have been reading through some posts. When I came home from work tonight there was a pigeon sitting by the stairs on my porch. I left for a few hours and when I came back he was still sitting there. I could not bear to leave him all night. So I filled a box with shredded newspaper and put a...
  6. General Discussions
    Pecky has been molting for about two months now, I read that one month is generally how long molting lasts for, and that a healthy bird should molt most feathers in a couple of days. she drops her feathers slowly but constantly. All different types. Tail and tiny ones, and medium sized ones...
  7. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    A friend of mine, who keeps doves & pigeons, her sibling doves whose parents were unrelated are expecting two babies in a week or so but she's concerned. What are the possible problems, with just two siblings reproducing? What could be the consequences for the babies? I had to ask for her...
  8. Archive - Other Birds
    It's official, I don't know how to take small pictures... Someone is going to have a white tip on their beak... Do you think they are going to be black like dad????? Are they going to be black in front... with white stripes behind??? :eek: Skunk babies! "Boohoo, we want our momma...
  9. Archive - General Discussion
    :D Went out to the loft this morning and found the first egg had hatched. Little show flight #1 is snuggled under mommy and she is gently feeding him. He appears to be a robust little guy. I have to control myself to not go peek at him every 15 minutes.:p Now am waiting for egg #2 to hatch...
  10. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello, I am new to this forum. My name is Christine and I live in Oklahoma. I posted earlier asking how to stop my pigeons from breeding. The fake eggs are a great idea and I will do that with the coming clutches. I thought I would share something that just happened with their latest clutch...
  11. Archive - General Discussion
    I am moving tomorrow and really need some advice on how to go about moving a Ringneck Dove squab along with it's parents. The baby was hatched on Jan. 1st, 2008 at around 4am. I am very new to Doves and this is my very first baby bird ever. Of course it would come along right before a very...
  12. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Well, that friend who gave me the ringneck dove? Her other pair of doves, who have been taking good care of their single baby since Tuesday now, have a baby that seems sort of ill. She called me up because he was breathing rapidly and I came over and noticed a few things. The baby, in size...
  13. Archive - General Discussion
    Ok, last winter, now this winter, a hawk, and i think a falcon or something, is feasting on my flock of feral pigeons! I have some pigeons that need to be released, and i am stalling as i am afraiad to let them go while this is going on! A few of them are/were squeakers that never met the hawk...
  14. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello All, We finally have a female for peekaboo and they are setting on an egg! When the young'in is hatched does momma need a special food to reguratate to the hatchling? Right now we are feeding Pigeon Pellets? Please Help! So the wee one don't starve!! my email address is...
  15. Archive - Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    hey everyone Im new to this site. I have a question to ask. about six months ago I recieved a baby pigeon that had survived a barn fire. when I got him he had just started getting his pin feathers. I have successfully raised "Blaze" into a full grown pigeon. I was planning on raising him until...
  16. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have lurked on this forum several times. I have learned a lot from the information. I finally decided to join up. I had a very small loft for a while for 10 birds or so. Then earlier in the summer I built a bigger one. Still it's not big enough (is it ever???). I'll build a bigger one...
  17. Archive - General Discussion
    Hi All, The Los Angeles Pigeon Club Young Bird Lawn Show is just around the corner .. September 16, 2007. This is a fun show and there should be several of our Pigeon-Talk members attending as visitors as well as several members actually showing birds. Here's a link with more information...
  18. Archive - General Discussion
    Oh my goodness, today was my first day at my new job. Very busy, but wonderful. I'm now working for a private practice, with 2 pediatricians. Very busy place, but once I figure out every thing, iot will be a breeze. I now work 8 hr. days, no weekends, major holidays off, my own office, what more...
  19. Archive - General Discussion
    Hi All, in need of some help: Walking home today there was a pigeon hanging around on the sidewalk. She actually looked okay, but something seemed wrong. As I watched, it became apparent that she couldn't fly. She was pecking around okay, but if spooked could only fly a few feet. I noticed that...
  20. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My sister just brought in a dove she found hiding on our porch. The dove's side under the doves side under teh wing is ripped up. There aren't any bird vets or rehabs in the area. I don't know what to do. Can anyone help? I have a couple photos of the injury but ...I wasn't sure if I could post...
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