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  1. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK Hi All, First of all, can I just say how wonderful it is to see this forum still up and running. Up until about 8 years ago, as a 'pigeon parent' I was very active on these forums--back when it was pigeons.com and then transitioned to pigeons.biz. I was a 'senior...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello, I'll try to be very brief and to the point. I found a sick feral Rock Pigeon chick. I decided to save her/him. I am a total newbie and wasn't aware that the chick was seriously ill. Illness (the first week): Horrible Stench from the Mouth Fatigue Diahrrea Green Poop Difficulty Drinking...
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    So my friend was telling me about a pigeon with a broken wing hanging around his apartment complex. After going to get him and getting a good look at him it appears the flight feathers on one wing have been ripped out that wing is broken I believe, he holds drooping down. I have a good deal of...
  4. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi all! I thought I'd make an account here to talk about my new pigeon as well as get some tips and tricks since I don't know much about them. My mom and I have been rehabbing wild birds for years (licensed) and own quail, chickens, and a cockatoo but the only pigeon we ever had was one who got...
  5. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    hello! i'm new to this site and joined so i could learn some about pigeons/doves before getting one as a pet. i've never had experience with pet pigeons before, but i've been very interested in getting one recently. i'm mostly interested in rock doves and ringneck doves. i have a few questions...
  6. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I want to know how to differentiate between a Feral and Domestic Homer Pigeon of same color like the color of Rock Dove(Blackish + silver + ring) If i go to buy a homer Pigeon and the seller give me Wild Pigeon then how can differentiate and buy a correct pigeon, i have search over the internet...
  7. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    How to use feral Pigeons as Homers I have read some where that Feral Pigeons have strong Homing capability, and in my country mostly people keep high fly pigeons and Homer pigeons are rarely(very low) found on market or very costly, feral pigeons are lives in some cities in very high ratio, can...
  8. Adoption Forum for Pigeons
    I live in Kansas and would like to find a good home for my rescued 3 month old AWESOME pigeon Jo. Can anyone help me locate someone to adopt him?
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My father found him yesterday. He said he couldn't fly and when he got close to him, he started to turning around himself instead of escaping, so my father caught him easily. He's mature, I suppose. He doesn't have injuries, there's just a dropping eyelid. When he's calm he seems fine, but when...
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Please help me to know what to do. I was walking on the side of the road and saw a Rock Dove that looked like it was struggling to fly. I approached it slowly and it allowed me to pick it up. I was surprised to find it did not try to bite peck or scratch me but instead nestled me and ruffled its...
  11. Adoption Forum for Pigeons
    This is Quetzalcoatl. temp img uploader In May of 2010, I found him bleeding in my back yard. I couldn't afford a vet, but managed to pull a BB out of his wing with a magnet, than treated the infection. Obviously, he survived. He did take some tendon damage that was beyond my ability to heal...
  12. Adoption Forum for Pigeons
    This pigeon was found in Murray, KY and was unable to fly. He is now doing very well thanks to some TLC from a Good Samaritan! We contacted his owner, who just said to kill it. We couldn't do that, so now he needs a good home! Please contact [email protected] for more information or...
  13. General Discussions
    Ok so I rescued a pigeon this summer and he is my first and only pigeon. He cannot fly well and I don't think he can see well out of his one eye either. Bottom line, I have decided not to release him as I think he will just be a snack for someone. I have a coop outside that he lives in all the...
  14. General Discussions
    I found a pigeon (rock dove) about a month ago by my barn. He could not fly and would have been eaten by my cat or something else. I have never seen a pigeon in my town so I am not sure how he got here. He is not banded. I am thinking he is a wild pigeon because he is not friendly but tolerated...
  15. News & Advocacy
    From California Department of Fish and Game Which is correct, second is contradicting the first 1. You cannot find any regulations for the sport take of rock doves because they are an open season legal species to hunt in California. Rock doves may be taken anytime of year and there is no daily...
  16. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Three weeks ago I became the dutiful owner of a fledgling rock dove (do all parrot owners receive baby birds from people who assume fledglings need relocated???)...he was on the cusp of weaning and did so in 3 days. When he came to me he was still sporting fuzz on his head and the end of his...
  17. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi, Sorry for this geographically-local post, but I haven't had any luck with web searching. I live in Long Island, New York and my 10-year-old autistic son and I would like to find a young rock pigeon to hand tame. (Actually I'd like maybe a fantail instead, but little Alex has his heart set...
  18. Adoption Forum for Pigeons
    Hello, all! A few weeks ago, my friend Sharon Stiteler of birdchick.com found a pigeon in her bedroom. This bird had flown into her window and was obviously domesticated and then later set free. She did not have the space to care for the bird; I, however, had both experience in keeping doves...
  19. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I found a young rock dove, which are a feral species here (I live in Australia). If I take it in to any rescue centre, it will be put down, which I would prefer would not happen. The pigeon is probably around 30 days old (it has feathers, but still a little bit of down sticking out between the...
  20. Archive - Small Talk
    You know you have it bad when.....this evening when I left the grocery store: (in a Jeff Foxworthy voice).....When you're walking out of the local supermarket and you look down at the ground, see familiar bird droppings, look up and see a Rock Dove roosting on the overhead beam, you might be...
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