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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, all. I could use some advice about a young bird (Sally) with bad legs. I live in Oslo, Norway. HISTORY The bird is about a month old now. She was found when she was about a week or less, with a wound dug out of her side, close to her upper knee and down to the bone. A vet treated her wound...
  2. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I picked up a baby pigeon with a severe splay leg, she was probably about 2 weeks old when I found her. The leg was completely turned around to the degree that it stuck out straight underneath her wing, and the foot poked out above the wing on the baby's back. She had also been scalped - but...
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Skipper is going to the Vet on the 26th to have his splayed out leg removed. Up until this point, he's gotten around on the wing and had decent quality of life, but lately he's been catching his ankle on everything and taken to hiding under the cage wracks. The 26th was the earliest surgical...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have a splay leg baby (5 weeks) given to me from our local rehabber. i took the pigeon to the vet but she said the prognosis on the splay leg was not good . She could not operate on it. I have her in carefree bedding. I have legs taped ( 2 inches apart0. if I don't do this the bad leg twists...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    We rescued a baby Eurasian Collared Dove two days ago (we originally thought it was a Mourning Dove) that is about 10 days old now. It was very weak originally but has perked up wonderfully and is now active and happy. (If you want the full story, it is here...
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi guys. I need some practical advice. Yesterday I got a call from my work (vets) to say a guy had found two pigeons - one with a broken wing and one with a broken leg - and left them at the practice to be euthanized. They were supposedly found on the street as ferals. My practice doesn't...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My bird, Cabo, is 5 weeks old and has a splayed leg. After watching a youtube video on how to use electric plastic cables to fix a splayed leg, I gave up and graduated to using nonstick medical tape. The man on youtube seemed to be an expert and was able to snap it on his nonsplayed bird with...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, One of the feral pigeons I take care of that live on my balcony had two babies hatch about two weeks ago, and one of the babies has a bad splay leg. I tried early on to put his legs in a sock- making him immobile so they would grow straight, and using bandage tape to secure the leg to grow...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    HI everyone, So i found Crissy a few months ago as a baby in the middle of darling harbor, she had sever splay leg and was to young to fly or feed herself. I took the bubs home and improved her leg with exercising it and placing it in the correct position during sleep and walking, now days she...
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I found a pigeon in my front yard a few days ago that couldn't fly and had a messed up leg. My dad tried to catch it and snap its neck but thankfully the bird hid. I gave it bread and water for a few days and yesterday I caught it and put it in a box with an opening cut out in the front in my...
  11. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    A few weeks ago I asked about a young pigeon who had broken wings en broken legs. Unfortunately he died, but his sibling lived. This surviving fledgling has a bad case of splayed leg, where his right leg is sticking out backwards. I used an adhesive bandage(which sticks only to itself and not...
  12. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have a horse farm and am home to too many pigeons! We were mucking stalls 6 days ago and found a big baby (he has yellow downy fluff on his head still) flapping wildly but not moving, upon closer look one leg was out to the side and the other out past his tail feathers!!!! The leg at the side...
  13. General Discussions
    Hi all, time for a little update, my little almond is 8 days old today and eyes are open. But I am thinking his or her legs are splay, he no longer and early keeps his legs under himself. I kept him on a rough towel for grip and never put him on slick surfaces but I guess I lost this one. Here...
  14. General Discussions
    Hello, everyone! :) I'm fairly new to this community. I discovered my female pigeon, Frannie, over a year ago after she'd been pushed out of her nest. Even after replacing her, her parents continued to feed her sibling but not her -- so, I took her home with me and nursed her back to health...
  15. General Discussions
    Hello there, everyone! :) I am new to this community, and am so pleased to be here. My name's Anna, and I'm a pigeon-lover, as most of you are. Frannie, my nearly-one-year-old pigeon, is beautiful, loving, and incredibly intelligent. According to my research, she's a Rock Pigeon. She has begun...
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I am sitting here typing with one hand and holding my ringneck baby in the other with his toes arranged over my finger. He is 3 wks old and I noticed a while back that his right leg is splayed. I tried a bandaid splint for a while-he really hates that so I went to a sponge. Whenever I take it...
  17. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    This might be a little long with a few questions. Here's my story. I've loved birds all my life. All of them. I have had parakeets, cockatiels, conures, macaws, cockatoos and a grey. The African Grey has always been the love of my life. I plan to start breeding greys for temperament in the...
  18. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    My neighbors raise pigeons. There is one that is crippled, i suspect splayed leg. Only one leg is splayed, but the pigeon (hes a bald headed roller if that matters) can't fly...yet. I think he is a few months old, and i doubt treatment would be possible. They will kill and eat him (i don't know...
  19. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My splay-legged pigeon Hero is doing fine. I have put two bandages-one above and one below the ankle and that keeps his splay leg properly in position. But now the problem is with the other leg. He stands straight on the straightened splay leg, but supports half of his body on the ankle of the...
  20. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi...yesterday I found a pigeon that has a splay leg. i thought it might be good i f i brought it home and helped it. i dont know if that was a good choice. oh well.. but now although on some sites it explains how to fix a splay leg...im afraid to hurt it. we dont have a lot of money to take it...
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