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  1. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Greetings.. So here's the story.. About a week ago I looked out my window and I saw my German Shepherd 'playing' with a pigeon (the reason for the word playing is that most dogs - including my other two - would have probably outright killed him, but mine was just laying down with it and...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    What size (french) catheter tube is right for adult pigeon. I have been using a 10, but wondering if I can go bigger.
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi all, I adopted a little pigeon from a wildlife center and am tube-feeding it Roudybush squab formula. I interned at this rehab center last year and have no problems with tube-feeding, but I'm worried something is wrong. I've never raised a pigeon this young before - usually they're fully...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have one pigeon that I thought was laying an egg but is now I think just weak. It is just sitting on the floor in the loft (about 2 days). Vent is clean, no discharges from eyes/nostrils. Did not eat or drink when I put it by the food/water. Thinking of tube feeding it a something. They...
  5. General Discussions
    Hi Folks, My wife and I have a 5 month old rescue pigeon, named Pidge. She has had a pretty rough start in life, but she is a survivor. She is doing great, but is still reliant on being tube fed several times a day. We do hand feed her seeds, and she pecks them all day long, but just doesn't...
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I found a sick rock pegion one month back and started taking care of it. It is now part my family and playful with my daughter. For the last one week it developed a swollen beak. It is unable to eat or drink for the last one day. I will take it to vet on monday and want to tube feed it today. I...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Does anyone know about tube feeding a very sick pigeon that is too ill to eat? Often humans do not eat when they are ill. It takes energy to digest food. I heard that eating could take away energy resources that are needed to fight infection. I'm looking after a very sick street pigeon. He was...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    does anyone know much about crop burn? or if there are any other conditions in the crop that resemble it? We have lost some doves resently at the center I work at. some new interns got trained on doves and suddenly they are getting what looks to be crop burn, but staff has been feeling the temp...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I sent fecal's to Foy's and the diagnosis is round worms and coccidia. He said I could use Sulmat or baylox. I have Sulmat for swine. I don't know how much to use in the drinking water and for how long. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance, Marie By the way for those who remember Ella...
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Does anyone have any experience using something other than Kaytee Exact for tube feeding? I've been wondering if I should try something like Harrison's Recovery Formula, which looks to be higher in protein and fat than Kaytee (http://www.harrisonsbirdfoods.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PF1%20RECOV)...
  11. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Ok, basically, i found a pigeon about 10 days ago that had a puncture wound under wing, and very bad canker, to the point the eyes looked very off because of the swelling in throat, the skin was being pulled tight there and making the eyes look strange. I started to tube feed, and for 3-4 days...
  12. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    I found a 2 week old baby today, he was all alone in the middle of the park, trying to eat rocks. I looked for a nest, couldnt find one, i wonder how he got there? So he's here now, being quarantined from the others. He took to the baby bottle right away, ate some, but is very frightened right...
  13. Hall of Love
    Lost my Momma Dove last night. She had a large tumor on her back, they tried to remove it and things looked good but then after about a week it started growing back and she just became weaker and weaker even with tube feeding. Then last night she died. Going to miss her, she was a very good bird...
  14. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi, This evening our cat came sauntering up to us with a young pigeon in his mouth. He has feathers with some dawn poking through. He had a small puncture in his wing but no blood and the wing doesn't look broken. Though he seems quite a bit awkward when he moves. We found this forum and...
  15. Archive - Other Birds
    Well, s/he *is* a red head...? This is one who's father bird was so mean and vile it kicked the babies out of the nest far too early in his eagerness to have more eggs. The other baby died before it got enough help so the lady took this one inside to take care of it. That male has been...
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Ok, the first squeaker of the spring has been down with the flock for about a week and a half. He/she is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the markings on him! He came down once 2 weeks ago, squeaking away, trying to pick up seed, and i didnt see him for about 4 more days, and he was trying to pick up seed...
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi all, I have a bird (originally rehab but she stayed because she was tame and bonded with another unreleasable bird here) who about a month ago was egg bound. Her initial symptoms were standing with a "hump" in her back and not eating much. On examination, an avian vet was able to palpate an...
  18. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have lost 3 pigeons in the last 6 months. The bird seems perfectly healthy and the next day it will be lying flat on the bottom of the coop, wings fully extended, legs drawn out behind and seems to be virtually paralyzed.....can't move feet or legs. The bird seems completely alert, not...
  19. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Ok, got this one a few days ago, seemed to only have canker, pretty bad, but was hoping flagyl and baytril would do the trick. He seemed to be able to eat, sometimes too much seed would get caught up in mouth and i had to clear it out for him to eat again. The canker is in mouth, the left side...
  20. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Ok, i feel like a real moron right now! I feel really, really bad. The broken leg pijjie, posted another thread about him a few weeks ago, i splinted the leg and have been waiting for it to heal. I changed the splint on thursday morning last time, and the leg still felt loose, but i havent...
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