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  1. General Discussions
    Hello, I have a few questions about a baby pigeon that I currently have living in my garden. It took its first flight last night (we are estimating it to be about 4 weeks old as we have been watching it for around 3 weeks 2 weeks before this we had seen the egg in the nest), and has had mini...
  2. General Discussions
    Hey guys, I finally worked up the courage to seek some guidance on my squabs journey. I found an egg one morning while completing my exercise, but it wasn’t just an egg. In the middle of the road stood a mother pigeon and an egg underneath it. As I tried to make them a new nest and move them...
  3. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello! I am hoping for some advice. We have a baby pigeon in our garden nesting in our wisteria, it is approximately 11 days old. Thus far the parents have been really good, although the parents have been leaving the baby on its own for a few hours at a time since about 1 week old, and have been...
  4. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi, I'm in Surrey and yesterday found a pigeon running away from a cat in my garden. I took it to wildlife rescue and they said there's nothing physically wrong with it except for a minor old wound between its wings which they put some antiseptic on. I tried to release it when I got home but...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi there! I have a homer squab that is about four days old who suddenly has a crossed beak. I didn't notice it until today despite seeing it daily since it hatched. The parents kept letting it roll out of the nest in favor of its larger nest mate, so I put it under another pair of birds with...
  6. General Discussions
    Hi all, I have 2 squabs hatched around 3 days ago. I went to check up on them today and noticed that there are a lot of little bugs crawling all over them, on their beak, inside their ears and on their body. Can anyone tell me what these are? How do I get rid of them? Will the squabs survive...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi I'm new around here and to pigeons. I have a one week old squab with a lump on the left side of its neck that I just noticed today and I'm not sure what it is. I can't tell if it's canker, I can't get the beak open enough to see down the throat. The crop is empty and he/she is fairly...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have successfully rehabbed feral pigeons time and time again and always been able to do so with absolutely no fatalities. I've always raised to release and have had success in birds ranging from 2 days to 2+ weeks and always have managed to keep them wild enough to release and those who...
  9. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi, everyone. TL;DR Two Rock Pigeons are growing a healthy squab on my window sill. I like the birds but the nest smells really bad and is dirty, as one would expect. The way the nest is set up, it is very possible for mites and all kind of unsanitary bacteria from the droppings or whatnot to...
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Little backstory of this dove is that we have these nests by our front door, but there are also screech owl nests and red tailed hawks near by that hunt these doves and unfortunately the mother and father of these eggs were eaten so i incubated the eggs. One of them actually hatched and now im...
  11. General Discussions
    One of my pair's squab, Bob, will not stay in her nest. I found him on the floor of my inside section, and put her back in. She immediately flopped back down again, so is she trying to fly:confused: Will his parents still feed her? Any help appreciated
  12. Pigeon & Dove Stories
    I posted a few threads while I was caring for these babies, but I was looking back through all my photos of them the other night and wanted to share their full story. In September, we had some stormy weather. After one of these storms, my dad and I were driving home from a doctor's appointment...
  13. General Discussions
    A wild pigeon gave egg in my flowerpot . The egg hatched and the sqab grew into a beautiful young pigeon . When he was around 1.5 month old , he used to come once in a day to meet his parents during day time and they all would eat together . He even used to come to them in the evening and would...
  14. General Discussions
    How to raise strong & healthy pigeon squab, and suggest me some medicine also suggest me how to prevent pox,cause most of my youngsters dies from pox :'( . I'm from INDIA so if you suggest of some Indian medicines it will be very helpful. . :)
  15. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    It's evening here and I went out to check on the pigeons in my balcony, and I one of the squabs was lying on the nest with it's wings spread like he has no energy... I picked him up to check if he was attacked by another pigeon or something and he was very light, not even making any sounds that...
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    He is ~17 days old. ABout 5 days ago, after not seeing him for a week, I found him healthy. But when trying to grab him, he reacted violently, and then acted like sth is stuck in his throat (like choking). This appeared sometimes after that, but not much. So I kept eyes on him and noted some...
  17. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi, i work at a vets and on Tues was bought a roughly 4/5 day old Squab. Ive taken him on and have been hand feeding him and he is doing extremely well until today. I last fed him at 12 lunch time and he has refused his evening feed and isnt calling for food as normal. he also still has a bit...
  18. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello! After a recent pigeon cull at the farm near my house (Cambridge UK), I found two orphan Wood Pigeons. They are now about 14 days old. I'm a new pigeon carer, but have raised 3 Rooks. I've been looking after them since before they opened their eyes (about 3 days?) and they are both...
  19. General Discussions
    Dear All, I kept one of my 45 days old squab with another pair because parents of that squab are feeding another hatchling. That pair has beaten squab a lot that his eye lashes are Red, I took the squab out. Is it fair enough for any pigeon pair to beat another squab, also how much time it...
  20. General Discussions
    I'm curious if anybody has ever experienced this before. In my 10+ years of having pigeons as a hobby, I have never seen this happen. First off, I have an old cock bird (Leon). He is a handsome guy. So handsome, in fact, that he has three mates. One of his mates (Halogen) laid a clutch; these...
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