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  1. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello all, So I found a very sick pigeon on the streets near NYC. I immediately was able to find tons of information on this forum (its the best out there! There is very little info otherwise!) and followed every possible instruction I could. Here's what happened and what I did for the...
  2. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hello, I'd be very grateful for your assistance. I'm based in North-East England in the UK, and five days ago while walking the dog found a baby woodpigeon toddling frantically around in the park. No parents appeared and because there are cats in the park, and also plenty of dogs off the lead, I...
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi, A couple weeks ago, I participated in the county fair with my tangerine pearl ringneck dove. In the dove category, she was the champion (there were only three other birds) and managed to get 2nd in the pigeon & dove combined class:D. The judge told me the reason she didn't get first was...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Please can someone help me find out what is wrong with some of my pigeons? Some are very underweight.. with the keel bond easy to feel. These birds droppings are not normal. The have big piles of green poop.. that look almost like mushy peas!!! The birds have no staining on the feather, are...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi everyone, I have a 12 week old pigeon which I'm getting ready to release but I'm worried because he seems so underweight, 270 grams. I have all kinds of seed for him, peas, corn, wheat, milo, barley, brown rice and millet and all he wants to eat is milo, millet and brown rice. For the last...
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Please help me with some advise. My new fantail dove is sick. I have had her 3 weeks, and yesterday when I went to feed her I could hear her breathing and she sounded snuffly, with clicking noises. When I picked her up I could feel her chest 'popping' as she breathed. She does not have...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I noticed one of my pair of king pigeons is drooping on of his wings. Usually they hold them both over the top of their tail, but the male is letting one drop down and it even touched the ground when he is standing still. He can still fly OK. I have only had them for about 3 weeks, and he is...
  8. General Discussions
    I rescued and hand reared 2 feral pigeon squabs. I got them weaned and everything seemed OK. But I have a big problem with one chick. It will only eat one kind of seed (a small red one) from the seed mix. It won't eat anything else! Its sibling liked the cracked corn the best, but when that...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    This is a warning to people buying pigeons online! I have recently bought two Indian fantails online. When they arrived, one was nice but the other was extremely unwell. She is very underweight, and sounds like she has mucous in her chest- gurgling. Overall, she is not a healthy bird. I...
  10. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Anyone who has a fit and healthy feral hen, maybe an adopted rescue pigeon, who is somewhat light in weight? I normally expect a pigeon, even quite a small hen, to get to 300 grams before I 'pass' it as good to go, but I currently have one who averages rather less. I am beginning to wonder if...
  11. General Discussions
    On Monday we had a new baby pigeon (feral) and on Tuesday the second from our young couple Willy and Winnie. It is the second batch that they have. As you probably know from my blog Pigeon Tales a feral pigeon couple, Pete and Emma is living on our balcony. Until today they had 2 batches of...
  12. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello- I've gotten word about a fancy brown pigeon with feathered feet that is way too light and has pigeon flies at SF ACC. Is there anyone in the SF area who is available to help this bird? If so, please e-mail me at [email protected] and I will coordinate with the shelter staff. Thanks,
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi all. Thanks to Ivor (Ivette) for saving this lil' guy from an SF sidewalk bus shelter and giving him some good supportive care. She found him yesterday afternoon. She caught him rather easily and took him home; washed him once, fed him, and kept him warm for the day. It really is amazing...
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