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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi all, I've noticed my pigeon Bird-Bird's tail feathers looking strange for the past few days; images are attached. He's a flightless indoor non-releasable pigeon who lives in my house and whom I've had for a bit over 8 years. It's possible that his feathers have looked like this before; it's...
  2. Non Pigeon/Dove Pet Bird Discussions
    Hi, I'm new here and would like some information if possible. Three weeks ago I found three featherless sparrows on the lawn after a gale. They'd fallen out a tall tree and I couldn't get them back into their nest. I put them in the lemon tree but no parent came so in the end I had to bring...
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello, I joined today after googling "how long do a dove's tail feathers take to regrow?" I live in Jos, Nigeria and on the last day of school the janitor was cleaning up and a laughing dove was in the room (I was at a meeting). He tried chasing it out with his broom and ended up injuring it...
  4. General Discussions
    Hi, I rescued a Mourning Dove from a cat about 10 days ago. The little bird had lost alot of feathers. I hand fed her for several days and then she became interested in seeds, corn meal, lettuce, raisins, corn chips etc. Her poops are excellent now and she's alert. I gave her antibiotic for a...
  5. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I had a homer come back to my loft from a drop with no tail feathers. After inspection, they are there but they look like they were cut off with a hack saw!! Whatever it was would have had lunch if they would have been 1 inch closer. I put her in a isolated section of my loft, away from the...
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    This white winged dove was picked up as a juvenile because he was showing signs of malnourishment, which might have been due to his reluctance to fly. In the course of a week, he had grown about twice his size, enjoys eating, and can fly at will for the most part- especially if he is perched. I...
  7. General Discussions
    Was wondering if there is any method of getting the tail feathers sheathing to open quicker without damaging the feather?
  8. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    We've been putting DeeDee outside in his travel cage during the day when the weather is pretty so he can enjoy the sunshine. He loves being out there, but he has broken off about half of his tail feathers on the cage side. Since they're broken off, and we haven't pulled the pins, I guess we'll...
  9. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello, I found an adult pigeon outside the grocery store this evening. One of the employees asked if I wanted it and said that it had been there for several days and can't fly. He helped me get it into a box and I brought it home. It appears to be alert and healthy except that it's missing the...
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi guys and gals, just wondering how many feather tails does pigeon has? In relation to cutting the 9th and 10th primary wing of the pigeon so that it can be raced with complete wings, how about the feather tail? How do you cut/pull them in order to have a complete feather tail when you race...
  11. General Discussions
    I saw a mourning dove without tail feathers. He seemed okay, but does anyone know what might happen to it? Thanks, Bronwyn
  12. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I found an Australian Crested Pigeon sitting on the road yesterday. It got up and was walking around, but i caught it easily as it didn't even attempt to fly away, only run. It's super fluffed up. It jolts moves its head down sometimes. at first i thought it was trying to peck seeds, but it...
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi all, I found a adult pigeon around mid January 2008......He was in a area where pigeon hang out.....He was just sitting against the wall......he had no tail feathers and it was sort of bare on the back end.......his wings looked good, and his mouth is pink, droppings were just...
  14. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello, My name is Lit and i'm 29 and i live with my dog in a small house with a big back yard in Israel, not far from Tel Aviv. last Wenesday my sister's dog was here and she found a pigeon in my back yard and brough it to us in her mouth. the pigeon has no fethers on her back and has no...
  15. General Discussions
    i bought a vitamin product called "colombine B-Pure" so i can keep my pigeons healthy and my dad says that its ONLY for racing birds and not for birds that spend there whole life in a cage. is this true? can i use it on the "prisoners for life" pigeons or is it just for racing birds??
  16. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    A youtube clip that starts out alarming for a few pigeon lovers but shows a fantastic ending if your willing to see the whole thing? This clip is well made with music from "TOP GUN" and shows a falcon against a wild pigeon (POOR THING):eek: and again VERSES a trained RACING PIGEON (YIPPE...
  17. General Discussions
    ok, little update on PMV bird i have had since march, the very beginning of march. I found him, grounded, not able to fly, and he showed symptoms of PMV right away. He had the seed missing, head turning and going all the way back, and not able to fly or just totally crash landing, oh, all his...
  18. General Discussions
    Goings on in the keeper aviary. We have this adorable little white hen named Katrina who is 8 years old. I guess she is some kind of roller - has a little topknot and is cute as all get out. She is one we bring in from time to time and let her sashay around the kitchen, twitching her little...
  19. Archive - Other Birds
    This is Buck, husband of Sky. Wow what a diff sunshine makes. This is my male bird who is married to my one other bird, a white homer. They are sitting on eggs now. I promised to get a better pic of my guy. any idea what he is? My first guess was lahore but only because they also have feathered...
  20. Pigeon and Dove Genetics
    Ok so I have spent the last hour trying to understand everything about genetics. I am trying to get some idea of what my babies (currently eggs) might look like. From what I have learned this morning is my hen is a homozygous grizzle, she came from two grizzle parents I learned that means. She...
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