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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Tomorrow I'm wading into a flock of birds that have been heavily acculturated to humans and last time they were landing on me. I'm grabbing a young bird that (I've been told) has pox. I didn't bring the bird home as I have birds there. Afterwards I used hand sanitizer. When I came home that time...
  2. Non Pigeon and Dove Bird Emergencies
    Hi all, My magpie Margo apparently ate and vomited some Scotch 3M blue painter's tape. I had been using the painter's tape on to hold together the screen door separating Margo's room from that of my other magpie Maggie, thinking that it was safer than duct tape (which Maggie had previously...
  3. General Discussions
    I just had a whole post written out, took too long, got logged out and lost my post! ugh! Let's try this again! I posted here almost 7 years ago when I moved into an apt. and was appalled at how the LL kept his pigeons. I asked tons of questions and got lots of great advice and help. I...
  4. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi everyone, I am looking for some opinions on wing clipping. :) I share my home with my non-releasable rescue pigeon for a year now, he is very tame, pampered and even sleeps in a cat bed. However, in some of the nice weather I have been taking him outdoors. He has a bird backpack and a...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I am from Tamilnadu,India. I am growing around 40(20 pairs) fancy pigeons like fan tails,King,Australian dow,Nun,satin ,tumbler etc.I cant exactly say how many male or how many female.All are healthy and active.I keep them in a room of size 12 feetX 12 feetX 11 feet high room,wall sides...
  6. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    About a week ago I found a baby pigeon on my porch and ive decided to take it in and feed it etc. But i was wondering how safe it is. Can i catch serious diseases? Bearing in mind if I let him out of his cage (acutally a big wooden box im using temporarily) he leaves droppings everywhere. I'm...
  7. General Discussions
    Can I worm with pyrantel pamoate at this time of year? Does it effect in any way the new feather/molting. Also, is it safe for newly weaned squeakers? I have a powder that is 1/mg active ingredient per about 33 mg powder (this powder is from a crushed tablet). I assume, for an average...
  8. General Discussions
    We have a white, banded, racing pigeon that has taken up residence at our home but haven't been able to track down where who she belongs to yet. My wife has named her Paloma and we are becoming quite attached to having her around but have not been able to catch her yet to protect her. We've...
  9. Loft Designs
    I had invited a client who used to have racing pigeons, to see my birds. Because I am all thumbs I hired a capenter to build my loft. I told him that everything must fit extract, so no predators could get my birds. He did a nice job, I was very happy. I really thought nothing bigger then a house...
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    My first pigeon babies are 7 days old today. They should be standing up and moving around soon. My nest boxes are in a stack of four by four 16" boxes. So these babies' box is about 3-1/2 feet off the ground. Should this nest box have some kind of a front on it... an edge or something to keep...
  11. General Discussions
    Hello- I'm wondering if king pigeons could be kept by those with flocks of Rollers or Tumblers? I usually recommend that kings be kept in an aviary and not flown but Rollers & Tumblers stay close to home when flown, right? And their flight "tricks" make them vulnerable to hawks but many make...
  12. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    We love our feathered neighbors (all are well), especially the family that nested with us, but even though we don't supply all their food and don't put their food on our area any more, the entire flock which roosts on the adjacent building now constantly cruises our deck, and they are even...
  13. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi, I emailed George off-list and he gave me what I consider really good advice. I just thought I'd ask you all as well and see what you say. Our building and the next door building share a lightwell over the driveway (where 22 cars park in the back of our two buildings). Our building's fire...
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