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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My rescued pigeon is getting stronger every day. I transferred her from a cardboard box into a borrowed rabbit hutch. She is hopping on one leg and using her opposite wing to balance. Lots of missing feathers have grown back although there is still a large damaged area on her back which is...
  2. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    A few weeks ago I rescued a feral pigeon that was given to me by a friend who found it as a half grown squab on a busy street in the city. People keep bringing me rescue birds as I seem to have been a parent bird in my previous live and am good at hand rearing and releasing many wild birds...
  3. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Good evening: I am new to this forum. First off, I live on a farm in upstate New York with a large flock of wild pigeons (I am assuming rock doves). Within the last month, I have had to rescue 4 young pigeons. One was injured (it appears to have a dropped wing), one was born with a rotated...
  4. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi everyone; Six months ago, in downtown I found injured pigeon and took it home. It had 2 or three months. It could not fly or walk. I never found out was it a girl or boy, but I thought it was a girl. However as it was growing up it started cooing very often and very loud as well turning in...
  5. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Aloha! I'm from Hawaii, and found a pigeon I'm now trying to release. I'm posting the background deets below, but I would like some advice on trying to do a soft release? We found the pigeon about a month ago, and received a notice that we are not allowed to keep or feed the bird. He stays on...
  6. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi! Four weeks ago, I was passing by a flock of pigeons and I noticed a fledgling was standing alone a couple of meters away and was being attacked by two seagulls. Some people were trying to scare them away but they wouldn’t give up and the poor bird could not fly. So I brought her home and...
  7. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi and thanks in advance for the help. Short version: A friend called. They had a mostly dead baby bird in a box and asked if I would come get it. Being a fan of the movie Princess Bride, I am very familiar with the difference between dead and mostly dead, so I picked up the haggard little...
  8. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi everyone! Our baby rescue Sue is finally fully grown and ready for the big city life. I was following a fellow reader's advice to do a 'soft release' from our balcony. About a month ago I built him a little shelter in a bucket and we put water and food out every day, in the hope that he would...
  9. General Discussions
    I've had a rescue pigeon for almost six month's now, he did have salmonella but the last test came back all clear which is great. I initially found him sitting in the garden for a few hours and he wasn't flying away with the flock, losing the ability to fly is one of the symptom of salmonella...
  10. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Please help! I found this baby pigeon 3 days ago and we've made quite a bit of progress, but I'm still lost on some things. I'm having a hard time figuring out if I've fed him enough. I'm attaching a picture of him after eating 30 defrosted peas and 30cc of wild bird seed. He is now able to...
  11. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello, I was on my way home when I was walking under a bridge and noticed a young pigeon on top of a car's hood, flapping its wings, trying to climb the windshield to get back up to its nest, which must have been about 15 feet above, on one of the beams on the underside of the bridge. Just about...
  12. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Just so happy I have to share my (or rather my pigeons) story of a very happy rescue and release. Sorry its a bit long.... I hand reared 2 rescued feral pigeons that were found inside balled up newspapers shoved inside a sealed plastic shopping bag and dumped in the gutter in hot sun. They...
  13. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    hi there im after some advice if possible. a neighbour from behind my house brought round two woodpidgeon chicks she found in her garden. they had been badly pecked on the head down to the skull, I can only assume by there parents or a family of magpies that live near. she brought them to me...
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello everyone I'm having 5 non-releasable pigeons in my balcony. A year ago, a PMV survivor (male) paired with a female who cannot fly because of an old wing fracture that healed wrong. They started producing eggs and would sit on them, but none of them were fertile. Sometimes they would kick...
  15. General Discussions
    Hi guys, I found 2 baby pigeons weeks ago and they can't eat by themselves yet. So I have no choice but to adopt them. I did it secretly because my mom hates animal. They are all grown up now and unfortunately, my mom found out and demand to me to set the birds free as soon as possible...
  16. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi guys, We recently rescued two abandoned feral pigeons - they're around 14 and 10 days old right now. While we're happy to save a life, we WERE hoping we could raise these guys to be released back into the wild - we're not really in a position to keep pets right now. Is it at all possible...
  17. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    I will start by apolegizing the english: I am from Denmark :) About 3 weeks ago, I found these two lonely pigeons. Their moms was dead, and I nevar saw a daddy. They were starving, and everyone told me, that they probably wouldn't make it. They were about 2 weeks old at that time. They should be...
  18. Training and Behavior
    I have two pigeons I got as squabs with pox long time back.. Today they are healthy adults, I haven't released them since I got them when they were around 3 weeks of age. I thought I had no way of releasing them, since I live on the third floor of my apartment and I couldn't find any flock to...
  19. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    so this pigeon i have showed up at the front door of the animal shelter i worked at a while back,he was in a box and would not fly away .i have kept him in my home and kept him fed and warm during this MI winter.Now its getting warm out and i have no clue how to go about this the right way.i...
  20. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hi all, Been passing this forum before and it's now my turn to ask for some advice. I found, in early August, a 9 day old woodie by my drive. As I couldn't see a nest in any of the nearby trees I suspected that the nest had been blown away by the strong winds we had that day. I prepared a...
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