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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Greetings! I’m hoping someone in this very knowledgeable group might be able to provide any information; our Inca dove has developed spots on his toes within the past couple of weeks. Necco is a male Inca dove, a 7 year old federally permitted educational bird hatched by well-meaning humans...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Today I found a pigeon on the street. It was trying to fly, but couldn't get up and it was clearly bleeding. I took it home and upon inspection found that both of its middle toes were bleeding a lot (may even be broken but I'm not sure). I tried cleaning them as best as I could and the bleeding...
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    This evening I went to feed my pigeons king pigeons and noticed one is not using its leg, its tucked up into the body. It seem painful for the bird to walk on that foot. It also can not use the foot to grip the perches. The foot is clean and not swollen or cut. But the ends of each toe are...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello. We had a little accident tonight. Angie, our male King Pigeon follows my wife around constantly, and she accidentally backed up and stepped on his toe. Afterwards he started limping, and standing on the other foot. He can walk on the bad foot, but he seems in pain. I've attached...
  5. Non Pigeon/Dove Pet Bird Discussions
    Hello, I am caring for a rescued magpie who I am hoping to release in the Spring. He is doing very well, but I have noticed that he has a habit of nibbling at his toes from time to time! He has a habit of nibbling at the point where the toe nail meets the toe, and he nibbles at all of the...
  6. General Discussions
    As others have said hawk are extremely active this time of year. A pair of resident Coopers visit every day. Today one of my shield Frillbacks lost most of her toes on one foot to a Coopers. The hawk flew under the flypen, then attacked upward. It got its talons through the 1/4 inch wire and...
  7. General Discussions
    Hi, This is my first experience with a pigeon. I saw it near the East River on Monday morning, lying in the hot son, not able to move except flapping its wings. He/she is a young adult, it's bottom was covered with hardened feces. I carried it home, washed off the poop, and placed it in my...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi all, my baby EC dove is 2 days out of the egg now (incubator hatched) and eating well (MacMilk formula). Doesn't seem to poop hardly ever but he eats every 3 hours and crop empties as it should. It must be going somewhere. Either that, or it's too watery for me to notice when he does go...
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