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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello everyone, I rescued a feral pigeon over a year ago from string injury. It was not early enough, and despite over an hour of cutting away the Halloween web decoration (DON'T USE THEM OUTDOORS!!), the foot and leg had swollen and the back toe bent under the other toes badly. It has been a...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi Last week Me and my friends went out and when feeding swans and ducks on the canal noticed a pigeon with a swollen foot and darker coloured toes. I never thought anything of it at the time and assumed it was a deformity. Later on in the week I looked on the Internet to see what caused the...
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have in my care a pigeon with a string injury and it is something that I have little experience dealing with ....most cases I have come across have been to simply unravel the string and liberate the bird . This case is much more severe... I noticed a feral with what I thought was twine around...
  4. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I don't know how many have read my other thread about trying to catch feral pigeons with injuries, but the female with string injuries on both feet has been caught. I am really pleased, but the injury was a little more substantial than I first realised. I have given the bird Tramadol, which is...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    So about three months ago, I found a pigeons nest in my balcony. The chicks had just hatched, so I let the parents rear them. Anyway, yesterday I noticed one of the youngsters has a loose string around its foot. It looks like fishing line... I would like to remove it before it turns into any...
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    A serious string injury I found last November was treated and released, and for months the surviving toes looked OK. Then suddenly, in less than 3 days, one toe turned necrotic. I've never seen anything like this, it's like the toe exploded, it was split from end to end, shrivelled like a husk...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, I managed to trap a feral from my local flock last Thursday that had both feet joined together with cotton wrapped around both feet. It was cutting into her feet and one leg, far more than I realised when I first saw her a week ago. Both back toes are black so I assume are past saving...
  8. Archive - Other Birds
    I was wondering if anybody knows anything about catching magpies. I have found a youngster who has its legs tied together with string. He is still in good shape and can fly very well, but the string is starting to cut into it's legs, and sooner or later that will lead to a lot of trouble. I...
  9. General Discussions
    Since he was released after being treated for a serious string injury, Merlin has been back for tea every day. Here is some rare footage of him doing the Pigeon Hip-Hop, wooing a pretty brunette. Ok, he's chased away by her boyfriend, but how's that for a pigeon who couldn't stand 3 months ago...
  10. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I just had to post my most successful string injury catch today as it meant so much. He is the head of the flock I look out for locally whose home is under threat of demolition. He is a lovely white grey drizzle banded bird, but has been living wild for as long as I've known them. He is special...
  11. General Discussions
    I'd like you to meet Merlin, the main reason why I haven't been around for ages. It took me three weeks of trying everything before I managed to catch him to deal with a serious string injury that prevented him from standing. He'd come close, but never close enough, especially after I'd tried...
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