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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I just caught a young pigeon with a badly infected foot (I think there is string around the ankle). I can't get it to the vet until Monday morning (about 48 hours). I'm planning 0.9ml Baytril 2x a day and to try to soak the foot when the bird is calmer in a very mild saline. She was feeding...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello, this is my first time posting and I've been compelled to register due to a distressing situation at my work. I work by pier 15 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco and spend quite a bit of my time outside along the pier; there's a group of pigeons that have taken up residence right outside...
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, I found a pigeon and his feet are tangled in thread. I have tiny salon eye brow scissors to try and remove the thread, but I was wondering if this is the best method to remove it? Is there anyway to soak the feet /w something so the thread breaks down on its own? I can provide a picture if...
  4. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi all. I just signed up to Pigeon Talk as I wanted to ask for some advice. There are quite a few feral pigeons that hang about outside my window. I occasionally feed them, and I noticed that one of them always stands on one leg. On the occasions that he does set the other foot down I can see...
  5. General Discussions
    Hello! This is my first post on this forum, I was hoping some people here may be able to clear up some questions for me that I couldn't find answers to on google. So, I acquired a pair of ringneck doves in July. They've started mating and the allegedly 'female' dove is sitting in her nest most...
  6. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi All, Long-time-no-post, but really glad to see the forum is still going strong! I am feeling sick with guilt and wonder if anyone else has any past experience to share--in a nut-shell, I've had to capture a feral pigeon we've befriended over the years in order to help her with a wound, and...
  7. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    One of the pigeons visiting our deck is very friendly and has a piece of fuzzy string on one of his toes. It is loose but I would love to get rid of it before it can cause any problem. I am teaching him to take seeds from my hand, but how can I get hold of the little foot for a moment without...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I wrote a couple months ago about one bird with a swollen foot, I've been keeping an eye on it, feeding it, and lots of other birds come eat, too. I've just today noticed ANOTHER bird limping, also with swollen toes... I couldn't catch the first one, now there are two - any way someone could...
  9. General Discussions
    What lies above the bones in a pigeon's toe? Could it be the muscles responsible for opening/straightening the toe, with their counterparts (muscles that curl the toe) passing under the bones? I'm really worried about the toe that Merlin has had in a splint for two weeks now. I change the...
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi all, I was riding to the shops today and found a little pigeon ducking and weaving around cars on the road, i stopped to check it out and the poor little guy couldn't fly. I took him home and on closer inspection he had a thread around a foot that had been there for a while as he has lost...
  11. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi everyone, It has been a while since I posted anything, but something happened this morning that I thought I would throw out here. But before I do, I want to say that, even though I know pigeons are quite intelligent, I do not believe they think as a human does, nor do I believe that...
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